Frank Ralph Locke Jr., 75
Southborough – Frank Ralph Locke Jr., 75, died Monday June 15, 2009, at his home. He was the husband of Dorothy (Sparrow) Locke for over 22 years.
In addition to his wife, he leaves his mother, Esther (Sheff er) Locke; his daughters, Kristine Simone and husband, Zachary, Tracey Podue, and Ashley Locke; his stepchildren, J. Timothy Lane and wife, Nicole, Christopher Lane, Alan Lane, Amy Lane, and Kelley Stark and husband, Robert; a sister, Marjorie Osgood; 16 grandchildren; and four greatgrandchildren.
Mr. Locke was a 1952 graduate of Franklin High School and a U.S. Army Veteran, serving in Korea.
After his service in the military, as a self-taught mechanic he owned and operated Route 9 Gulf in Fayville for awhile, and later moved his business to the center of Southborough. He ran Southborough Gulf for over 14 years before joining McCarthy Pools of Southborough as a mechanic. He retired after 22 years of service.
He was an avid sports fan and one of the founders of Southborough Men's Softball League in the mid 1960s. He also initiated acquiring the lights for the field at Woodward School. He planted a terrific vegetable garden each year, which he shared with friends.
Funeral services and burial were private. The Morris Funeral Home of Southborough assisted with arrangements. Memorial contributions may be sent to MetroWest Homecare & Hospice, 85 Lincoln St., Framingham, MA 01702.
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