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Frank, Lawrence J.

frankOctober 1, 2011

Lawrence J. Frank, 85, of Middle Grove Road, died Saturday morning, Oct. 1, 2011, at Saratoga Hospital.
Born March 19, 1926, in Pittsfield, Mass., he was the son of the late Harold J. and Kathleen (Best) Frank.
He was a graduate of St. Joseph's High School in Pittsfield, Mass., and attended St. Michael's College. He then served in the U.S. Navy as an aviation cadet during World War II. Following his honorable discharge from the service, he returned to St. Michael's College to complete his bachelor's degree and earned his master's degree from SUNY Buffalo.
Larry was a Roman Catholic priest for 28 years. He celebrated his first Mass at St. Mary's Church in Hudson Falls. He spent many years as pastor of St. Joseph's Church in Greenfield Center, and lastly at St. Mary's Church in Coxsackie. Following his time as a priest, Larry worked for 15 years as a teacher for the Saratoga County Department of Corrections in Ballston Spa.
He enjoyed photography and fishing. He was an avid reader of colonial American history and was very interested in local history.
He was predeceased by a stepson, Wayne Hughes.
Survivors include his sister, Kathleen Frank of Delray Beach, Fla.; a brother, the Rev. Paul J. Frank O.M.I. of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; his dear friends, Sharon and Tim MacDougal of Middle Grove; step-son, Michael Hughes of Norwalk, Conn.; a granddaughter, Lindsey Hughes; and a great-granddaughter, Raquelle Hughes-Fox.
Visitation will be private.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, at St. Clements Church in Saratoga Springs, with the Rev. Paul Borowski, C.Ss.R., pastor, officiating.
Burial will take place at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Pittsfield, Mass.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Brewer Funeral Home Inc., 24 Church St., Lake Luzerne.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Clements Food Pantry, 231 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866; or to Middle Grove Fire Department, P.O. Box 117, Middle Grove, NY 12850.

Published by The Saratogian from Oct. 1 to Oct. 2, 2011.

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