James A. Frisone, Cherished Husband, Father, Grandfather


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James A. Frisone, 86, of South Yarmouth, MA, beloved husband of Sandra L. (Fourdyce) Frisone, died May 4, 2015 after an extended illness, at the home of his daughter. He was born in Lynn, MA on May 11, 1928, the son of the late Anthony J. and Angela G. (Natale) Frisone.

Mr. Frisone served four tours in the Merchant Marines during WWII. He was an accomplished businessman, with the majority of his career being in the Graphic Arts Industry. He was the owner of the James A. Frisone Co. (JAFCO) and Ultra Scan, Inc. as well as several other businesses during his life. He was a well-respected member of the Graphic Arts community.  Mr. Frisone was a member of the Boston Club of Printing House Craftsmen, The Boston Litho Club (past president) , National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers  (NAPIM), The Supply Salesman’s Guild, Printing Industries of New England and the Printing and Publishing Counsel. He was the recipient of the NAPIM Pioneer Award in 1983 and the prestigious Ben Franklin Award in 1988.

Prior to his illness Mr. Frisone was an avid golfer. He was a former member of Long Meadow Golf Club, Lowell, MA where he served on the Board of Directors and was on the Board of Governors of The Evergreen Club in Palm City, FL.  He was a devoted fan of all New England Sports teams especially the Patriots. He enjoyed playing bridge with his friends but his biggest joy came in the time he spent with his family, which he considered his greatest accomplishment.

Mr. Frisone was a communicant of the Our Lady of the Cape Church, Brewster, MA and a member of the Dennis/Yarmouth Newcomers Club.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Frisone is survived by six children, James Frisone Jr and his wife Sherrie of Salem, NH, Donna (Quill) Lacey and her husband John of Lowell, Sandra (Strules) Fragale of Lowell, Robert Frisone and his wife Dianne of Dennis, Paula Gouveia of Chelmsford, with whom he resided at the time of his death, and William Frisone and his fiancé Michelle Shimko of Dracut. He is also survived by 19 grandchildren, James Frisone III and his wife Melanie, Sarah Frisone, Anthony Frisone, Jacqueline (Quill) Adams and her husband Mark, John “Jay” Lacey III, Jillian Lacey, Kristyn (Strules) Waite and her husband Jason, Melissa (Strules) LaVarnway and her husband Nathan, Amelia “Millie” Fragale, Nicholas Fragale, Julie Hesketh and her husband Matthew, David Frisone Strenio and his wife Priscila, Stephen Frisone and his wife Amanda, Frank Gouveia Jr. and his wife Inna, Michael Gouveia, Pamela (Gouveia) Ricci and her husband Benjamin, Anthony Gouveia, Andrew “Drew” Gouveia, and Angela Frisone and her fiancé Frank Valentin.  He also leaves 19 great grandchildren, his sister Marie Comeau and her husband Leonard of Danvers, his sister in law Patricia Church and her husband Joseph of South Hill, Virginia, as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews, close friends and his cherished dogs Brady and Lily. Mr. Frisone was predeceased by his granddaughter Jennifer (Quill) Digman, his son in law Frank Gouveia and his former wife Sarah A. (Farmer) Frisone.

Visiting hours Thurs. 4 to 8 P.M. Funeral Fri. at 10A.M. from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 11A.M. at Immaculate Conception Church, 3 Fayette St., Lowell, MA. Burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Tewksbury, MA. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or St. Vincent DePaul, Our Lady of the Cape Church, 482 Stony Brook Rd., Brewster, MA 02631. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.


May 7, 2015
Dolan Funeral Home


May 8, 2015
Dolan Funeral Home
  1. Johne758 says:

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  2. sorokin says:

    After retirement she owned an antique shop in Concord MA, and spearheaded Widowed Persons Service, volunteers offering one-to-one emotional support to newly widowed men and women, where she served as President and member of the WPS board of directors.

  3. kerry McNamara says:

    Jim, and family.
    I am a good friend of Jim’s, my loss, have not seen him in many years. Probably because he still owes me a dollar from a golf match in 1965, on our 45th hole of the day at Long Meadow.
    I remember those days well. Or racing cars to the beach! LHS golf team
    Remember your mom and dad well, they where always very nice to me, your mom had the tougher job being with all you guys all day long!

    Its a horrible day when a friend or family member die, no matter the age. The only good thing is you had him with you for many great years. My dad died when I was 17, he missed out on a lot of good times.

    Very sory to read this, the good thing that will come from this is you will now get in touch with me, you have my email, you can pay me the $1 you owe me and we can play a round of golf or have dinner.

    My condolences to the whole Frisone family

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  5. susan bellofatto says:

    Rest in Peace. I pray that God gives your family the strength that you had in life to endure the sorrow of your passing.

  6. Bunny and leclair says:

    So sorry,just read about it in on Facebookmy prayers are with the family

  7. ROXY BONE says:


  8. Marie Reenstierna says:

    Dear Frisone Family:

    My sincere condolences. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Marie Reenstierna

  9. Wendy Nasser says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. I am so sorry for your loss.
    Wendy Nasser

  10. Susan Penta says:

    I am so sorry for your loss Frisone family.

  11. Nicole says:

    My deepest condolences to the Frisone family
    Nicole (Boutselis ) Martin

  12. Karla Nelson says:

    Hello Frisone family,
    I am sorry to hear about your father, my thoughts are with your family.

  13. Matthew Kennedy says:

    Farewell, Uncle Jim. When I read that list of accomplishments, I realized there were so many conversations we never got to have-but it fills me more with pride than sadness knowing all of your children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, and the great love that surrounded you in your long and prosperous life.

  14. Don and Sue Hall says:

    we are so sorry to hear about Jim’s passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with the family.
    Sue and Don Hall

  15. Philip & Lynne Scannell says:

    Frisone Family.. Many a wonderful afternoon we spent in his company always many many laughs..wonderful man.. Thoughts and prayers to all.

  16. Kerry Michael Mangan says:

    It was a pleasure knowing you when I was a teenager. You were a positive influence and gained my respect and admiration. I wish you well on the next step of your journey….

  17. Bill Frisone says:

    I love you dad !! I miss you already and you’ve only been gone for short time. I know you are in a great place with a lot of great people and we will all meet again someday, But until that day comes I will think about all the great times we had while you were here. Rest in peace Dad ! I love You.


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