Raymond George Frank

March 22, 1932March 21, 2021

Scarborough, ME – Raymond G. Frank, 88, passed away with his loving family by his side on Sunday, March 21, 2021 at his home. He was the husband of the late Shirley M. (LaPlain) Frank.

He was born in Naples, ME on March 22, 1932 a son of the late Forrest R. and Thelma H. (Harriman) Frank. He married his wife Shirley on May 25, 1953 and remained married for sixty-two years before her passing.

Raymond worked for E. W. Noyes Moving for most of his life before retirement. At age seventeen Raymond, with his Mother signing for him, enlisted in the US Army and went on to serve his country; he was wounded in the Korean War and was lost in action for a while before being found. He earned an honorably discharged and a Purple Heart.

He was a lifetime member of the VFW at Woodfords Corner in Portland and the American Legion in Scarborough. He loved country music, going for rides and playing cards. He lived for the love of his family; he loved helping people and would drop everything to help someone.

He is survived by his four daughters; Sandy Boothby of Portland, ME, Valerie Chadwick and her husband John od Portland, ME, Terry Reynolds and her husband Craig of South Portland, ME and Melissa Frank of Portland, ME. He also leaves eleven grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren as well as a sister Evelyn DiPietro of Scarborough, ME and his partner Carol Waterman of Scarborough, ME.

He was a father of the late Raymond H. Frank and Kevin M. Frank and the grandfather of two late granddaughters and he was also the brother of the late Doris M. Davis.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Friday, March 26, 2021 at 11 am at Brooklawn Memorial Park, 2002 Congress Street, Portland, ME.


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Robert & Mary DiDonato

March 25, 2021

Sorry to hear about Ray passing. Mary and I was at the Moose Lodge in Scarborough. Ray came in and we said hello. It's been about a month since then. Ray would come in and we talked about the old times. Rest in peace Our Lodge Brother.

Bobby D and Mary D

Annie Hamm

March 25, 2021

Papa Ray was my second Dad. He and Mama Shirley were my Godparents. Their house was my second home growing up as a child and I have the greatest memories that I will continue to cherish forever. I was welcomed into the family with open arms and I have always admired how tight of a bond the Frank family has. I am a better person today for having Papa Ray and his family in my life. Sending much love to Melissa, Terry, Sandy, and Valerie.

Dottie LaPlain Arbuckle

March 24, 2021

The first time I met Ray I was 11 years old and thought he was pretty cute and think I even had a bit of a crush on him. He always treated our family with great respect. I’m so glad I got to spend a lot of time with him and Shirley when I was in my teen years and adulthood. One of my found memories was when he would take my mom, dad, and me to visit my mom’s family in Augusta. That was really nice of him but that’s who he was kind and thoughtful. He never forgot my birthday as I always got a card from him even after Shirley passed away. He will be dearly missed. Love Dottie

Jim and Judy Coon

March 24, 2021

We have such fond memories of Ray. A quiet, soft spoken and kind man. Rest In Peace Ray as you join Shirley in Heaven. Our sincere condolences to the Frank family.

Barbara Hunt

March 23, 2021

My condolences to the entire family. Raymond was always such a funny and happy guy. Loved visiting he and Shirley with Ruth and Catherine. He is reunited with Shirley and the others. May he Rest In Peace. 😢

Cheryl Trott

March 23, 2021

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Frank family I've known and been with this family for 44 years one of my best childhood friends is and will always be Melissa Frank I remember when we were little girls sleeping over her house and her dad Ray was nothing but kind and always made me feel like I belonged Her mom Shirley was also a amazing woman together Ray and Shirley always made me feel welcome Melissa and I shared familys if I was not at her house she was at mine as well as Regina Davis he will live on in our hearts 4ever so sorry 4 your loss Sandy,Valerie,Terry and Melissa and to all his family he will be deeply missed