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Francis "Frank" John Deluca, Jr.

January 15, 1959 ~ February 21, 2024 (age 65) 65 Years Old

Francis "Frank" Deluca, Jr. Obituary

Francis “Frank” John DeLuca, Jr., 65, died peacefully on Wednesday evening, February 21, 2024 at Hillsborough County Nursing Home surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of the late Kristen (Reed) DeLuca with whom he shared 32 years of marriage prior to her passing in February of 2020.

Frank was born in Chelsea, Massachusetts on January 15, 1959 and was the son of the late Francis Sr. and Franziska (Kraft) DeLuca. He received his education in the Massachusetts School System and was a graduate of Medford High School.

For many years, he was employed as a caregiver for special needs patients for Opportunity Networks.

In his free time, Frank enjoyed music, art, and painting. He liked to maintain his floral garden and loved to play a good game of pool or golf. For over 15 years, he proudly coached Cal Ripken Nashua West Baseball. Above all, his most cherished time was spent with his family especially his grandchildren.

Frank is survived by his three sons, Jonathan DeLuca and his wife Brianna of Northwood, NH, Geoffry DeLuca of Nashua, and Bradford DeLuca and his fiancé Janell of Nashua; his three grandchildren, Jaidyn, Paisley, and Hadley DeLuca. He is also survived by his seven siblings, Mary Ann Drake, Donna Battle, Frannie Tolley and her husband Wayne, Diana Pettie, Terri Pladziewicz, Julie DeLuca, and Cathy DeRosa and her husband Greg; as well as several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife, Kristen and his parents, he was predeceased by his brother-in-law, John Pladziewicz.

Relatives and friends are invited to Frank’s visitation on TUESDAY, February 27th from 4 until 7 PM at ROCHETTE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, 21 Kinsley Street, Nashua. Interment will take place at the convenience of his family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Frank’s name to “Team Coach Frank”, checks can be made payable to Relay for Life, Burlington, Massachusetts; memo: RDU6JP. The American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1120, Framingham, MA 01701.

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Visitation
Tuesday
February 27, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Rochette Funeral Home & Cremation Services
21 Kinsley Street
Nashua, NH 03060

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