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“Frank was a gentlemens Gentleman. Always with a smile on his face. Always there for another. Rest In Peace, you will not be forgotten. ”
1 of 15 | Posted by: Ed Gaibl, Northeast Conference-US Vice Chairman/BKNH-IV

“DeSario Family,So sorry to hear of Francis's passing into the afterlife. I have memories of him coming into my deli in Dedham for so many years. And...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: VINCENT CUTONE - Acquaintance

“So sorry for your loss. I was lucky to work security w/Frank at Fenway Park for years and he was so much fun to talk with, he had awesome stories and...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Craig DWYER - Milton, MA

“Frank was my BPD classmate in 64 always had a smile,a fine of the nicest persons I ever met. Rest in peace Frank. ”
4 of 15 | Posted by: Robert Devereaux - Classmate

“My sincere condolences to Frank's family. Frank was the best of the best. When ever I would meet Frank on the street he always had the most warming...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Joseph Mastrorilli - VENICE, FL

“The first description out of anyone’s mouth when describing Franks: he is a real gentleman. He always had a kind word to say, and was willing...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Harry Cataldo - Coworker

“Frank was a great guy and a great Cop. I remembert Frank from my days working at the State House with the Mass State Police. I remember Frank letting...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Tom Beaulieu - Friend

“May God bless you and your family Geri. It has been awhile, but it was always nice to see Frank with you, when you would come to the Cape. ”
8 of 15 | Posted by: Paul Nahass - Acquaintance

“Geri and family,We were so very sorry to learn of Frank’s death. He was such a nice guy, always smiling and happy. We will keep him and all...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Anne & Mike DeMarco - Family

“I had the honor of working with Frank for many years in the TPF. He was a good and descent man who dedicated his life in the service of the citizens...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Brendan D Flynn - Naples, FL

“I had the pleasure of working at Fenway with Frank for 8 seasons, during that time Frank was always one of the first people to greet me before I’d...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Molly Cahill - Coworker

“Frank was the first person that would greet me as I entered Fenway Park to report to work. We always chatted about our favorite wines, cannolis and...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Debbie Russell - Coworker

“Frankie was one of the Good Guys. Always a gentleman in the finest traditions. He will be missed by all. Always had that little grin. ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: Ed Gaibl - Friend

“Frank was truly one of the best to ever serve on the Boston Police Department who proudly wore badge Number “1” as senior patrolman on...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Bill Carroll, BPD Ret. - Friend

“We always remember the good times we had with the family. He will always be in our hearts. ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: Anthony & Josephine BenedettI

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DeSARIO, Francis, 81, of Dedham MA, passed away comfortably at home surrounded by family March 15, 2021. Frank is survived by his devoted wife Geri of 57 years. Loving father to Patty Healey and her husband Bill, Francis DeSario Jr, and Lisa Balestra. He was a loving grandfather to 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
He is a U.S. Army veteran and a 40-year veteran of the Boston Police Department. He was a proud member of the elite Tactical Patrol Force for 10 years and finished his career as a motorcycle officer in Boston's North End where he was a fixture. He received "Badge #1" for his 40-year longevity at the Boston Police Department. He proudly covets his #1 Badge as a symbol of strength, integrity, honor and pride. He was also a member of the Blue Knights and the Knights of Columbus. After retirement he wrote a book of his memoirs and worked at Fenway Park as Security.
Frank is also survived by his sister Madeline and Jack Lehman, Paul and Ann Tryder, Ed and Judy Carroll, Valerie Nobrega, and Barbara and Jimmy Horne. He is loved by many nieces and nephews.
Frank is predeceased by his parents George and Esther DeSario, in laws Edward and Gertrude Carroll, brother Mike DeSario and his wife Audrey, and his sister Angela Tryder.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation in the Holden, Dunn, and Lawler Funeral Home, 55 High Rock St, Westwood on Monday morning March 22nd from 09:30 to 11:00 AM. Following the visitation, a graveside service will be celebrated at New Westwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Frank's memory at