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Francis P. "Fran" Gugliotta, Sr.
June 29, 1933 ~ November 28, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old
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Francis P. “Fran” Gugliotta, Sr. passed away of natural causes on November 28, 2023.
Francis was born to Rose (Phillips) Gugliotta and Thomas Gugliotta on June 29, 1933, and leaves son’s Francis “Peter” Gugliotta, his wife Trudy, David Alan Gugliotta, his wife Henrietta, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He also leaves two sisters, Kay and Patty and many wonderful nieces and nephews. Francis’s death was preceded by the passing of his loving wife, Glendolyn Catherine Gugliotta. Francis was also predeceased by two brothers and two sisters.
Dad graduated from Norwood High School and afterwards joined the US Air Force during the Korean War. He was stationed in Brunswick Maine and while serving he met his future wife and our mom.
After serving in the Air Force, he attended Vesper George Art Academy in Boston. He practiced art all his life.
He was employed as a Technical Illustrator at Raytheon and MITRE Corporation and after a long successful career, he retired.
Dad was active in supporting the Salem NH community in the Lions Club, Son’s of Italy and was founder and President of The Salem Teen’s Center. He was also an active participant in discussion of town warrant articles at town meetings in Salem NH. Through his work in charitable organizations where he volunteered his time, he supported the award of many college scholarships to local students.
Dad was a sensitive, supportive, and loving husband, father, grandpa, and great grandpa.
Francis’s family would like to request that any donations made in his memory be made to St. Jude Hospital through their web site.
Family and friends are invited to calling hours on Saturday December 9, 2023 from 10 am to Noon at the Dewhirst Boles funeral Home 80 Broadway, Methuen. Burial with military honors will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery, Salem, NH. To leave an online condolence, please visit Fran’s tribute page at www.dewhirstbolesfuneral.com.