Weir Mac Cuish Family Funeral Home

144 Salem Street, Malden, MA 02148

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Franklin L. Simpson Jr.

1938 - 2017


Frank Simpson Jr, a lifelong resident of Malden, passed away on Wed, Dec 13th, in the Melrose Wakefield Hospital after a brief illness. Frank was born in Melrose in 1938, the son of Frank and Hazel Simpson Sr. He was then raised and educated in Malden. In 1958, he married his sweetheart, Marie DiStefano, and the two settled down in Malden together to raise their family. They shared 59 years of marriage together.

Frank had worked as a painter for the MBTA, retiring about 10 years ago as he approached the age of 70. He also enjoyed art, and painting canvases in his spare time. When he wasn’t painting, he could be found tending to his garden which he took great pride in.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Marie Simpson, his children, Donna Haigh of Malden, Cathleen Moore of Methuen, Frank Simpson of Methuen, Lori Fierro of Malden, Steven Simpson of Malden, his sister, Muriel Cosentino of Malden, his brother Richard Simpson of Billerica, as well as 17 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Frank was preceded in death by his daughter, Elaine Haskell, and his sisters, Patricia Mullet and Doris McCree.

Visitation will be held at the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, 144 Salem St, Malden on Saturday, December 16th, from 4 – 8 PM. All other services will be private.


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