POCASSET – Jeffrey R. Franklin, 73, of Felton, DE and Pocasset passed away Thursday evening, August 17, 2017 at Falmouth Hospital after a battle with lung cancer. He was the loving husband of Carolyn (Hancock) Franklin for over 53 years.
Born April 5, 1944 in Attleboro, he was a son of the late Raymond and Eileen (Monahan) Franklin.
Jeffrey grew up and lived most of his life in Plainville and was a 1963 graduate of King Philip High School in Wrentham. He lived in Wrentham for five years before moving to Felton, DE in 2001. He and Carolyn summered in Pocasset for the past 31 years.
He was a U.S. Navy Veteran and served aboard the USS McCloy.
After his time in the Navy Jeff started his career at L.F. Fales in Walpole, MA as a Machinist
Jeff then founded Franklin Environmental Services in Wrentham before retiring to Felton where he was the co-owner and operator of Dovington Training Center.
He was a member of the Delaware Standardbred Owners Association and the U.S.Trotters Association. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, working on his farm and was an avid NE Patriots fan.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children: Raymond Franklin of Felton, DE, Kimberly Franklin and Bryan Wallace of Plainville and Derek and Sarah Franklin of North Attleboro;
Three siblings: Pamela Rapacz of Wethersfield, CT, Cheryl Cornell of North Attleboro and Kevin Franklin of Harwich
And four grandchildren: Stephan Parker, Kyle Parker, Gwenyth Franklin and Heidi Franklin.
He was brother of the late Gregory Franklin.
Visiting hours will be held on Monday, August 21 from 4-8 p.m. in Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro.
Burial with U.S. Navy Honors will be held privately at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.
A Celebration of Jeffrey’s life will be held on Tuesday, August 22, 3PM at the Elks Lodge, 52 S. Bulfinch Street, North Attleboro
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.