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Francis R. Loiselle
  • January 03, 1944
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  • October 14, 2020

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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.



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Location:
Florida National Cemetery
6502 SW 102nd Ave, Bushnell, Florida 33513
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Date & Time:
October 22, 2020 at 3:00 AM


Cemetery:
Florida National Cemetery
6502 SW 102nd Ave, Bushnell, Florida 33513
Get Driving Directions


Instead of flowers, the family would prefer if you would make a donation to
Disabled Veterans Charitable Service Trust (www.DAV.org)

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  1. 18 Oct 2020
    Nicole Van Looveren posted an image:
    Frank camping
    Frank camping

  2. 18 Oct 2020
    Nicole Van Looveren posted an image:
    Frank and Tiny
    Frank and Tiny

  3. 18 Oct 2020
    Frances Van Looveren says:
    Frank was my grandfather and someone I loved very dearly. When I think of him, I will remember a strong, kind man who was living his retirement to its fullest. He would always be cooking for us or playing games with us. I remember whenever we played quirkle, he conveniently forgot how to play and needed help. Many times he would end up winning. Frank was so fun to be around and I’ll miss him dearly.

  4. 18 Oct 2020
    Lyle & Kathy Braun says:
    Frank, Man we’re still trying to process this news. You were a good man and your love of life was contagious. We are so thankful for the meals, conversations, advice, and your yelling at Alexa that you and Mary were kind enough to share with us. We are even more thankful for the fun times to have been able to sing along with you while you were strumming your guitar. We are missing you man. Give em hell up there! Condolences to lovely Mary we love you and to the families. We lost a good one

    Lyle & Kathy Braun

  5. 18 Oct 2020
    nancy coffman says:
    So sorry he was a very loveable and caring person. WE have so many great memories of all the time we were with each other bowling eating out our New Years poker games, Mary our thoughts and prayers are with you we love you Nancy and Jimmy Coffman

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  9. 17 Oct 2020
    cheryl says:
    Fly high with Angels God needed a new Choir member I know they will love you up there as we loved you on earth. I will miss you dearly but I know when My time comes I will see you again. Rest easy Big Brother xo

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