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Frank Duckett, 77, longtime Hopkinton resident

by | Nov 29, 2023 | Obituaries

Frank Duckett

Frank Duckett

Frank Duckett, 77, died Nov. 28 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital after a brief illness. He was the husband of Sarah (Lothrop) Duckett, to whom he was married for 47 years. Born in Lawrence, he was the son of the late Frank and Elizabeth (Sweeney) Duckett.

Frank served in the Air Force, during which time he was stationed in Oklahoma, Labrador and Texas. Afterwards, he returned to work at Motorola Communications in Boston, where he met his future wife, Sarah. He then joined Thermo Scientific. During that time, he and Sarah married and bought a house on Fenton Street in Hopkinton. They did a lot of work on it and had a child, Brendan. The three of them spent a year in Beijing, where Frank educated the Chinese at the Environmental Monitoring Center on a system of monitors at nine sites around Beijing.

Frank moved back to Hopkinton in 1984. He and Sarah went through a long adoption process for Mark and Amy. They had anticipated only one child, so it was a surprise when they were blessed with two.

Frank continued his travels overseas while serving as hockey coach for his boys.

He had a wild retirement party in Franklin to celebrate his 33 years with Thermo Scientific.

He enjoyed golf with his sons, a couple of trips to Hawaii with Sarah, and a trip to Korea for Mark to marry Wonmee, which was an incredible time.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his three children, Brendan Duckett and wife Echo of Ohio, Amy Duckett of Dennis, and Mark Duckett and wife Wonmee Lee of New Jersey. He also is survived by three grandchildren, Avery, Evan and Levi.

Memorial calling hours will be held Monday, Dec. 4, from 3-6 p.m. at the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home in Hopkinton.

Obituaries are submissions, typically from funeral homes, that are not subject to the same level of editorial oversight as the rest of the Hopkinton Independent. Obituaries may be edited for grammatical and factual mistakes and clarifications and shortened for space considerations.

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