Francis A. “Frank” Iadarola, 88, of Douglas

Francis A. “Frank” Iadarola, 88, of Douglas, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at the St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Brooklyn, NY, he was a son of the late Americo and Anna (Heldak) Iadarola.  He was raised in Milford where he graduated from Milford High School in 1951.  He also attended Wentworth Institute of Technology and acquired numerous certificates and licenses in his professional field.  

Prior to retirement, Frank owned and operated Milford Heating and Cooling and FAI Mechanical.

Frank loved, camping, fishing on Nauset beach, as well as his annual trip to Barnstable Harbor with his sons, hunting, trap shooting and he was a gourmet cook with an extensive garden. He was a lifetime member of the American Trap Association and won many awards throughout the US in his shooting career traveling with his best friend Dick Hewett. He looked forward to weekly dinners at his daughters, being with his family at the holidays and watching the Patriots, Red Sox and the Celtics.  He was also a parishioner of St. Dennis Church in Douglas. 

Frank is survived by his four children, Ronald M. Iadarola of Douglas, Barry A. Iadarola and his wife, June, of Mendon, Brian A. Iadarola and his wife, Laura, of Louisville, KY and Bonnie J. Kleminich and her husband, John, of Shrewsbury; four grandchildren, Christopher Iadarola and his wife Amy, Jessica Long, Jack Kleminich, Alyssa Kleminich and two great-grandchildren, Mikayla Iadarola and Alexandra Iadarola, a sister, Barbara Daviduk and a brother, Dennis Iadarola.  He is predeceased by his former wife, Jean Iadarola and a sister Betty Curry.

A calling hour will be held from 9 to 10:30 AM with a funeral service at 10:30 AM on Saturday, January 22, 2022, in the Pickering & Son Upton Funeral Home, 45 Main Street, Upton.  Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Milford.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be sent to the American Cancer Society.

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