BOW, NH/MONTGOMERY, VT: Frank “Frankie” A. Lumbra, away on Thursday, February 9, 2023 in his home.
Frank was born on May 10, 1970, in St. Albans, Vermont, the son of Francis (Sonny) and Lois (Corse) Lumbra. He was 52 years old.
Frank, who was named after his father Francis, grew up in Montgomery with his two brothers and two sisters. He graduated from Enosburg Falls High School, class of 1989.
Frank was a loving father of five children and seven grandchildren. He had been a resident of Bow, NH for the past three years, previously living in Derry, NH.
Frank was an incredible chef, professionally and in the home kitchen – food was his expression of his love. He found a way into people’s hearts through any dish he created. A true New Englander, you could find him passionately watching the Patriots any game day, and he always idolized the iconic Dale Earnhardt on the racetrack. He was selfless, and compassionate, and wore his heart on his sleeve.
Despite his tough outer layer, Frank was the definition of a charmer – a magnet for making friends. His gift of the gab earned him friends around any corner, bar, or country that he set foot in, literally. He loved to entertain, wherever he was. His friends and family were the light of his life and never taken for granted. Anyone that benefited from being in his presence was welcomed by his open arms, benevolent smile, unconditional love, and felt at home. He had the most contagious laugh, which will echo in our hearts forever.
Frank would want us all to remember him not with sadness but rather for his strength, his sense of humor, laughter, and the love that he brought to everyone.
Frank is survived by his wife Karen (Barton) Lumbra of Bow, NH; his children and grandchildren; his parents Sonny and Lois Lumbra of Montgomery; his siblings and their families, Veronica de Saint Phalle of Johnson, Penny Lumbra of Montgomery, Dale Lumbra of Lawrence MA; and extended family.
Frank was predeceased by his brother, Richard (Ricky) Lumbra in April 2020.
In the famous last words of his favorite show, Looney Tunes – “That’s all folks.”
The family will be holding a private celebration of life and then burial in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his name to a local animal shelter of your choice.
Assisting the Lumbra family is Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 15 Birch St., Derry, NH.