Frank M. Blackwood

October 3, 2005

Frank M. Blackwood
U.S. Veteran

US Marine Corps

Vietnam War Veteran

FRANK M. BLACKWOOD – age 55, in Woburn, October 3rd. Son of the late Frank C. and Mary E. (Connors) Blackwood. Dear brother of Janice Blackwood of Woburn. Beloved nephew of Al and Ruth DiPaolo of Woburn, Clifton and Ann Blackwood of Watertown, and Thomas and Feiga Connors of Brookline. Also survived by nine cousins. A memorial mass will be celebrated on Saturday, October 8th at 10 a.m. in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. There are no calling hours, and interment is private. Donations may be made in Frank’s memory to the Disabled American Veterans, 3725 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076. Arrangements are being handled by the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, Woburn.

OBITUARY:

Frank M. Blackwood, 55, a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War and longtime Woburn resident, passed away at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington early Monday, October 3rd, following a brief illness. He was the son of the late Frank C. and Mary E. (Connors) Blackwood.

Born in Waltham, Frank attended Waltham schools before his family took up residence in Woburn’s West Side in 1966. He graduated from Woburn High School with the Class of 1968, and shortly thereafter enlisted in the US Marine Corps. He served in Vietnam and was a recipient of the Purple Heart for injuries sustained during his tour of duty.

After his honorable discharge from the service, he traveled around the country with his good friend, Jimmy Culhane, who passed away just a few weeks ago. They ended up in Reno, Nevada, where they stayed and worked for a few years.

Upon his return to Woburn, Frank went to work for the US Postal Service. He held various positions with the Post Office over the years and, until just weeks ago when he took ill, he had been working as a mail sorter at the Washington Street branch in Woburn.

Frank was an active member of the VFW Post 543, the George Campbell Post 101 American Legion, and the Sons of Italy.

Surviving is a sister, Janice R. Blackwood of Woburn, his aunts and uncles, Al & Ruth DiPaolo of Woburn, Clifton & Ann Blackwood of Watertown, and Thomas & Feiga Connors of Brookline. He also leaves nine cousins.

A memorial mass will be celebrated on Saturday, October 8th at 10 a.m. in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. There are no calling hours, and interment is private.

Donations may be made in Frank’s memory to the Disabled American Veterans, 3725 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076.

Arrangements are being handled by the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, Woburn.

Guestbook

4 Entries

Leave an entry

  1. Frank was one of my best friends from the day that he and his family moved to woburn’s West Side in 1966. I have so many wonderful stories that I’d love to share but suffice it to tell the world that this was a true gentleman. A man of breeding and taste who cared about his family and
    friends. He was especially fond of his sister Janice and they enjoyed an extraordinary relationship all of their lives. I now say Hail and Farewell to a
    true American hero. I love you Frank and I look forward to seeing you again someday.

  2. Dear Janice, We are so sorry to hear about Frankie. Our love and prayers are with you. If there is anything we can do for you let us know.

    All our love,
    Cliff,Liz,Cliff,and Jack

  3. To my good friend janice, what else can I say, I am so very, very sorry for your loss. Frank was a great guy and I will always have him in my memories of when we were kids and had so many good times. Know that I am always there for you, now and always. Love, Linda Fennelly

  4. Dear Janice,
    I am so sorry to read about the passing of your brother, Seems to me you have suffered too many losses recently. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Debbie Fitzgerald Brown

Leave a guestbook entry

Guestbook entries are moderated — please allow 24-48 hours for your entry to appear. Your email address will not be published.