Frank L. SicelySeptember 28,2012
Frank L. Sicely
WORCESTER — Frank L. “Doc” Sicely, 94, of Calais Road, Worcester, died at his home Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, surrounded by his family.
He was born on April 21, 1918, in Marshfield, the son of Oliver Tom Sicely and Minnie (Getchel) Sicely. He attended grade school and high school in Marshfield.
Frank served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Asiatic-Pacific theater, which included the New Guinea and Northern Solomons campaigns. He was discharged as a staff sergeant on Sept. 21, 1945. Affectionately known to many as “Doc,” he married Alice Barcomb on Aug. 19, 1942, in Hartford, Conn. He was a loving husband and father to their three daughters, Barbara, Susan and Melanie. They recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.
He worked for many years at the Vermont Statehouse with the maintenance division and retired in 1980.
Doc loved playing cribbage and competing at horseshoes. He loved to dance, to hunt and to fish. He also enjoyed refinishing furniture and caning chairs. He was a Red Sox fan.
Doc is survived by his wife, Alice, of Worcester; three daughters, Barbara LaPointe, of Barre, Susan Pellegrino and her husband, Terrance, of Castleton, and Melanie Webster and her husband, Michael, of Worcester; two grandchildren, Nicolas LaPointe, of Dover, N.H., Caleb Webster, of Worcester; and a step-grandchild, Jessey Webster, of Morrisville; one great-grandson, Jacob Nicolas LaPointe, of Dover, N.H.; and many nieces and nephews.
Doc was predeceased by his siblings, Adeline Collins, Hazel Sicely, Eli, Ralph, Roy, Raymond, Robert and Clifton Sicely.
Calling hours will be held Friday evening, Sept. 28, from 6-8 p.m. at Guare & Sons Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial with military honors will be in Fairview Cemetery in Hardwick at 3 p.m.
Those wishing to send online condolences may do so at www.guareandsons.com and go to Doc’s obituary.
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