Francis “Frank” Loiselle was born in Somerset, Massachusetts on Jan 3rd 1944. He lost his battle with Covid-19 on October 14th 2020 in Gainesville, Fl. He was holding the hand of his beloved wife Mary Loiselle.
Frank grew up at the St Vincent’s home in Fall River with his sister Elly, and spent many weekends and summers with his grandparents Alfred and Alpheda Loiselle. He was a wonderful musician, playing the guitar and singing in several bands.
He enlisted in the Army in 1961 serving nearly eight years before being honorably discharged and starting a family. During his time in the Army, he served as a field medic completing tours in Germany and Vietnam. During his Army career he earned the Combat Medic’s badge, was awarded the Bronze Star for his Vietnam Service, and received a Purple Heart for wounds received in combat. It was later in life that he met and married his best friend and soulmate Mary. Frank loved connecting with people and making them laugh. Following his retirement from Lowe’s, he lived his “best life,” enjoying cruising, smoking barbecue, music festivals, and camping in his RV.
Frank was a beloved husband and father. He is survived by his wife Mary, his sister Elly Medeiros and brother Ernest Loiselle, his children Dan Loiselle, Paige Warneken, Nicole Van Looveren and Chad Loiselle, his stepchildren Fred, Eddie and Melissa Peacock, his grandchildren Caitlin Zohdi, Colleen Kowalski, and Kryslin Peacock.
Frank loved and was loved by many. He is also survived by a host of extended family including sons and daughters in-laws, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins, stepchildren, step grandchildren, siblings he met later in life and so many friends he considered family.
He will be greatly missed.
A service will be held at 3:00 PM on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at the Florida National Cemetery, 6502 SW 102nd Ave, Bushnell, Florida 33513.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made in his name to the Disabled Veterans Charitable Service Trust (www.DAV.org).
Flowers may be sent to the Baldwin Brothers Funeral & Cremation Society, 11250 SW 93rd Ct. Rd., Ste. 300, Ocala, FL 34481.
Due to the cemetery’s limit on the number of visitors, only family and close friends will be permitted at the service. A reception will be held following the ceremony at Silo Oaks, 4103 County Road 526, Sumterville, FL 33585. All are welcome.