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Frank A. Sabalewski

Claremont, N.H. — Frank A. Sabalewski, 90, of 135 Slab City Road, died Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at Valley Regional Hospital after a period of failing health. He shared nearly 66 years of marriage with Madelon (Madi) Riley Sabalewski, who died on Aug. 8, 2011.

Frank was born June 18, 1923, in Claremont, the son of James and Zuzanna Sabalewski.

He is survived by two sisters, Carol Eddy, of Manchester, Conn., and Mildred (Terrie) Jacobs, of Windsor, Vt.; two sons, Jim Sabalewski and his significant other, Suzie Gordon, of Claremont, and David Sabalewski and his wife Debra, of Charlestown; four grandsons, Rick Sabalewski and his wife Sarah, of Claremont, Scott Sabalewski, of Claremont; Glenn Sabalewski and his wife Keri, of Fremont, and Travis Sabalewski and his wife Julie, of Midlothian, Va.; and nine great-grandchildren, Dylan and Devan Sabalewski, of Claremont, Tyler and Colin Sabalewski, of Claremont, Kaitlyn, of Claremont, Gavin and Carter Sabalewski, of Fremont, and Madelon (Madi) and Ellie Sabalewski, of Midlothian; and nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife, Frank was predeceased by his parents and two sisters, Mary Wolcott and Ann Centariczki.

He grew up in Claremont and married Madelon Riley, of Croydon, on Sept. 29, 1945, building their home on Green Mountain, also in Claremont, next to his parents’ farm.

Frank and Madi were square dancers for years with many special friends. Frank was an avid gardener, a Red Sox fan, enjoyed all the wildlife in his backyard and will always be remembered for his wonderful smile and laughter. He worked in sales and delivery for Goddard Bakery and Guimond Farms, and also as auto mechanic and detailer at Howe Motors and others, including Joe’s Family Car Care.

Services are scheduled for Saturday, July 20th, at the Roy Funeral Home, 93 Sullivan St., Claremont, beginning with a calling hour at 10 a.m. and followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Stanley J. Piwowar, officiating. Committal will follow immediately at Mountain View Cemetery, Claremont, N.H. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Prostate Cancer Research Fund, Norris Cotton Cancer Center D-H/Geisel Office of Development, Office of Gift Recording, One Medical Center Drive, Hinman Box 7070, Lebanon, N.H. 03756-0001 http://cancer.dartmouth.edu/dv/donate.html, or to the Claremont Soup Kitchen, 53 Central St, Claremont, N.H. 03743-2508. You are invited to share a memory of Frank with the family or leave a message of condolence in the family guest book at www.royfuneralhome.com.