Dr. Peter Lawrence Frangipane

October 5, 1943September 6, 2018

Dr. Peter L. Frangipane, 74, passed away suddenly on Thursday, September 6, 2018. Born and raised in Lynn, he was the son of Josephine (Benedetto) and Lawrence Frangipane. A graduate of English High School, Suffolk University, and Boston University, Dr. Frangipane taught in the Lynn Public Schools and adult education courses at Salem State College and North Shore Community College. He served in the US Navy and was a past president of the Sons of Italy. He was a communicant of Holy Family Church. He leaves his cousins, Jane Gandolfo and the Rev. Kenneth Gandolfo of Peabody, Richard Benedetto and his wife Beverly of Ipswich, Robert Benedetto of Las Vegas, NV, and Joan Benedetto of Salem.

Visiting Hours will be held in the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple St. Lynn on Sunday, September 16, 2018 from 1 to 5pm. Relatives and friends are invited to gather on Monday, September 17th for a Funeral Mass in Holy Family Church, 26 Bessom St. Lynn at 11am. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Lynn.


  • Visitation Sunday, September 16, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Monday, September 17, 2018

Dr. Peter Lawrence Frangipane

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Richard Cuffe

September 18, 2018

Sadden by Peter’s passing. I have known Peter since I was a little child. He will be missed by our friends at the Capitol Diner. May he Rest In Peace. Good bye old friend.

Clint Brown

September 15, 2018

Peter was a great friend and colleague. We had many fond memories on the Cape, in the summer and as teachers in Lynn. I always valued his friendship. So sad to hear of his sudden passing.

ray donnelly

September 14, 2018

Peter was a gentle, kind, compassionate and loyal man

A talented educator, he never met a student that he did not think could succeed.

He will be missed by many

Jacqueline Laubner

September 14, 2018

To Peter's family and friends,
I am so sorry we've lost that wonderful man. I've never known anyone as committed to the children and families of Lynn as Peter was. He was a prince of a man.

Katerina Panagiotaki

September 14, 2018

Peter is a blessing to have met. The community is blessed to have met your honorable heart and wisdom. You will be missed. Good Journey to you Peter.

Laurie Taylor-Howard

September 14, 2018

I will miss him coming in the Pharmacy to talk and have coffee.
You will be missed. Rest in peace my friend.

Kimberly Staples

September 13, 2018

The friendship my father Peter Sawin and Peter shared was more of a brotherhood than a friendship amongst colleagues.Many cherished moments shared at the holidays.The love and kindness shared with Peter will always be remembered .Peter was a brilliant man who loved education .Peter may you join those close to us and watch over with a guiding light and a warm smile.

Matt Roan

September 13, 2018

To Peter's family,

My sympathies to you all. I got to know Peter during my years working at Cuffe-McGinn. He always came through the front door of the funeral home with a smile and a firm handshake. It was always a pleasure to see him on Maple Street and also at the yearly Festa Italiana at Holy Family. He was always very humble and will be remembered fondly.

Celia L

September 13, 2018

To my kids, he was Uncle Pete and they had a what seemed like a mutual admiration for each. They were always happiest when he suggested bringing out the model RC train that he helped ensure ran smoothly. This last summer family picnic brings great memories of him being a toll taker which would not allow the kids to pass without pay a toll of high fives.
I will miss having conversations with him at family events. The image of him sitting eating breakfast at a small inn in Vermont the morning after my wedding will stick with me. Sorry you are gone so suddenly, I would have liked to spend some more time getting to talk with you. I will be there early next week to honor this wonderful man.

Patrick J. Smith

September 11, 2018

When i heared Peter passed away. I felt like i lost part of my heart.Peter was a great friend of my Dad. My Dad Mickey Smith did delivers for Richmond Drug store on Eastern Ave. Peter spent alot of time there.Later i would see Peter at Honey Dew Donuts on the Lynnway. I would save papers for Peter he loved to read.Peter and his lifelong friends Phil and Bob came to Honey Dew Donuts and a group of guys would meet there nightly. Peter had a heart of gold. When my Son Brian P. Smith was being inducted to the Lynn Classical Hall of Fame about 2 years ago . Peter said Pat make sure you get me a ticket i do not care what it cost .I want to meet your Son. Your Dad would have love to see this he loved his Grandson very much.I want to be there for your Dad.Peter met my Son Brian P. Smith from South Carolina. Peter said this was a great night and i know your so proud of him.Your Dad is here tonight believe his spirit is in this room. I will miss our many nights together. Peter was Awesome Man. R.I. P. Dr. Peter iam sure my Dad is waiting for you.