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Memorial for Francis H. Tibbetts

Born in Manchester, NH on Dec. 21, 1935
Departed on Apr. 14, 2019 and resided in Goffstown, NH.
Visitation: Friday, Apr. 19, 2019
Service: Saturday, Apr. 20, 2019
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Francis “Frank” H. Tibbetts, 83, passed away on Sunday April 14, 2019 at the Hillsborough County Nursing Home in Goffstown, NH after a hard-fought battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Born on December 21, 1935 in Manchester, NH, Frank was the son of Stephen and Hazel (Snell) Tibbetts. Frank moved to Grasmere, NH as a young boy and lived there until he graduated from Goffstown High School in 1954. Shortly after graduation, Frank joined the United States Air Force and served from 1954 to 1964, retiring as a Staff Sargent.
Frank moved back to Goffstown with his wife and children in 1967 and worked as an electrical engineer for various companies before joining General Electric Company as a Facility Manager in Merrimack, NH in 1972. After the Merrimack Plant closed, Frank transferred to the G.E. Aircraft Engine facilities in Lynn and Everett, Massachusetts and retired in 1998.
Frank was a long-time member of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, where he was instrumental in the establishment of the community food pantry, now known as Goffstown Network, as well as the Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Program. Frank was a very active Mason and a Master Mason with the Bible Lodge of Goffstown, now known as the Lafayette Bible Lodge. In addition, Frank was a member of the Scottish Rite in the Valley of Nashua, NH and a Temple Guard with the Bektash Shriners Temple of Concord, NH.
Frank is survived by his wife Judith “Judy” (McDougall) Tibbetts, his daughter Linda Tibbetts Clark and her husband Mark, his daughter Karen A. Tibbetts and two grandsons, Ian Clark and Zachary Clark, all of Goffstown. Frank is also survived by his brother, Raymond “Ray” and his wife, Patricia “Pat” Tibbetts of Goffstown, his sister-in-law, Olive “Ollie” Tibbetts of Tamworth, NH and many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, his brother, Earl Tibbetts, and his sister, Louise Ellis.
Calling Hours will be held on Friday April 19, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the French and Rising Funeral Home, 17 S. Mast Street Goffstown, NH. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 5 N. Mast Street, Goffstown, NH. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 7 N. Mast Street, Goffstown, NH 03045, the Shriners Hospital for Children-Boston, 51 Blossom Street, Boston, MA 02114, or The Michael J. Fox Foundation P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014.

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