Oakley E. Frye

February 28, 1928May 7, 2018
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Oakley E. “Oakie” Frye – Lynn

Age 90 of Lynn, passed away at Beverly Hospital on Monday, May 7, 2018. He was born in Lynn on February 28, 1928 the son of the late, Charles F. and Helen (Clark) Frye Simonian. He was raised and educated in Lynn. Oakie left school early to enlist in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was honorably discharged. Oakie had worked as both a roofer and a licensed arborist in the Greater Lynn Area for many years. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed going hunting as a younger man. He liked to work with his hands and was a talented carpenter in his own right. He enjoyed taking road trips with his family, especially to Florida and to the Sturgis Bike Week. Oakie could also cook and was known to make a great tomato sauce. Other hobbies included raising animals while living in West Newfield, Maine, gardening and playing cribbage with his family and friends. Oakie was predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Norma (Wise) Frye in 2003. He is survived by his children; Lynn A. Granese and husband, Joseph of Lynn, Luke A. Frye and wife, Melissa of Lynn, Scott A. Frye and wife, Robin of Lynn, Penny S. Pendexter and husband, Arthur of Berwick, ME and Billie-Jo Picone and husband, Armando “Tony” of West Newfield, ME. His Sisters; Gloria Frye and Margaret Spinelli. His grandchildren; Scott Frye II, Lia Granese, Spring Frye, Oakley Frye, Krissi Picone, Richard Pendexter, Charles Pendexter, Courtney Picone, Matthew Frye and Tyler Frye. His step-grandsons, Richard and Shawn. 4 great-grandsons and 1 great-granddaughter also survive him. Oakie was also predeceased by his son, Buck Frye, his brother, Charles Frye, his sisters; Erna Hudson, Mabel Howard, Cora Landry and Clair Mulcahy and his grandsons; Raymond Paradis III and Luke Pendexter.

Friends and family are invited to attend Mr. Frye’s visitation on Monday, May 14, 2015 from 4-7:30 PM at Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple Street, Lynn, MA 01904. His funeral service will follow the visiting at 7:30 PM at the funeral home. Family and friends are invited to attend Mr. Frye’s burial on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 10 AM. Please meet at the funeral home at 9 AM to pay last respects and form the funeral procession. Donations are requested to: The American Legion, PO Box 361626, Indianapolis, IN 46236-1626.


  • The American Legion


  • Visiting Hours Monday, May 14, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, May 14, 2018

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Barbara Sweeney

May 14, 2018

You have always been loved and will be missed just as must. I remember you as being the best father I have ever known, kind, loving, always their for your family, and a great since of humor. Although you left this earth you will always remain here in my heart and the hearts of so many others. I can only hope we will meet again.

Lynn Granese

May 13, 2018

It's so strange not having you here.
We miss you so much dad.
Till we meet again..

You will always be my thoughts and prayers always with Mom..Ray .. Luke and so so many others..

I miss you.. Love Lynn

Gingie Howard

May 12, 2018

I always loved Uncle Oakie so much and now I'm missing him too. He was such a good guy and wicked funny too! Made the best lasagne in the world! He & Aunt Norma raised awesome cousins. He was a cool Uncle. We were all lucky to have both of them in our lives.
My deepest condolences to our family, he'll be greatly missed by all.
Love, gingie

Jennifer Candeas-Kosmas

May 7, 2018

I'll always smile when i think of Oakley. Not just my best friends Father, but a Father to me as well. I was always welcome in his home where I was loved & treated like one of his own. Regardless of how much or little he had he'd always invite me to his table for a meal where no one ever walked away hungry or wanting for more. At a time when i needed the love he gave so freely his house became my home . That was Oakly. He always gave more than he took and listened more than he spoke. He was the man that raised my best friend Billie-Jo and taught her to love without limits and see peoples heart and not their skin.. Thank you for loving me Oakley.


Papa and Krissi


Pa, Asher and Indigo at Indigo's 5th birthday party.


"Girls" Weekend in Lynn 2018


Krissi, Aunt Marion, Nana and Papa at Krissi's high school graduation party/ family reunion 2003.


Indigo meeting Papa for the first time 2012