Henry Frank Verlicco, age 72

of Leesburg, Fla.

Henry Frank Verlicco, age 72

Henry Frank Verlicco, age 72, of Leesburg, Fla., formerly of West Bridgewater, passed away peacefully, Saturday, April 15, 2023 at Cornerstone Hospice in Tavares, Fla., ending his battle with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. He was born and raised in Quincy and was a graduate of Quincy Vocational Technical School, Class of 1970.

Following his graduation, Frank enlisted in the U.S. Navy and proudly served in the Seabees. After his honorable military service, he graduated, on the GI Bill, from ITT Tech with a degree in automotive mechanical repair. He was a Life Member of the Navy Seabee Veterans of America, Life Member of DAV (original Chapter 39 Randolph), member of Island X-4 of Brockton, Amvets Post 51, and Taunton American Legion.

Frank was employed for twenty-five years with the City of Quincy Cemetery Department where he became the foreman at Pine Hill Cemetery in West Quincy.

He loved scuba diving for lobsters during the warm summer months, often bringing home more than he could find people to eat. Fishing was his real passion, getting up no matter the hour to catch the tide so he might catch buckets of smelts, which he loved to eat. The man loved to eat and feeding him was such a joy!

When it became difficult to fish, Frank relied on his many others hobbies. He was a fantastic artist, drawing just about anything, he enjoyed carving wood and making models to pass the day.

His time in Florida was brief but he relished the no snow, swimming pools with beautiful women, and his golf cart rides. Always social, he would stop and talk with anybody he could make a friend with and he always did. Family was most important to him and he was a doting father to his beautiful fur babies, Sophie and Mia. A humorous, silly, loving and kind man, with a huge heart, he will be sorely missed by all those he touched. He was affectionately known as Uncle Frank by those related and not related, and he loved it!

Beloved son of the late Henry C. and Lillian (Baril) Verlicco.

Best friend of Sandra (Brady) Verlicco of Leesburg, Fla.

Loving brother of Vicki Mullaney of Quincy, Lillian Malvesti and her husband John of Ocala, Fla., Margo Acciavatti and her husband Ed of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and Tony Verlicco and his wife Mary of Braintree.

Frank is survived by twelve nieces and nephews, twenty-four great nieces and nephews, and twelve great -great nieces and nephews, with one on the way. He also leaves his inner circle of close friends and several God-children.

Memorial Graveside Services, with military honors, will be conducted at Blue Hill Cemetery, 700 West Street, Braintree, on Wednesday, June 21, at 12 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Those attending should gather at the cemetery office. Following services, a Celebration of Frank’s Life will be held at the Town River Yacht Club, 60 Mound Street, Quincy, at 1 p.m. Frank loved light and bright colors. In his honor, it would be wonderful to see everyone wearing such attire.

The family would like to extend a thank you to the caring staff at Cornerstone Tavares for their incredible care during his last days and comfort to all who visited Frank.

For those who wish, donations in Frank’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice.


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  • I already miss your smile, laughter and silly jokes. My days are quieter now without my adventures with you to the Doctors , Rehab, Hobby Lobby or your favorite breakfast place to eat. Stepping in your house and yelling out Sunshine , what ya want to eat? Waiting for your response to a list of possibilities only to hear you say, You decide! You were a real pleasure to feed to the very end. A million things make me think of you and each and every thought is with love. We fought , we loved , we over came to be the best friends ever. I know your fishing every chance you can and along with fishing , comes lots of food to eat. Enjoy it all Frankie you deserve it. I will watch for signs from you always. Rest in Peace my Sunshine.

  • sorry to hear about Frankie

  • Uncle Frankie, you are so loved and so missed! I will miss our phone calls, all your jokes, and endless stories about your adventures and your life. Life was not always kind to you but, you never let it change your loving, friendly, and generous nature. You were always so welcoming, accepting, and loving of everyone. Your memory will always live on and you will always be held close in our hearts. I hope you are laughing, joking, and doing lots and lots of fishing up there! We are always thinking of you and are looking out for signs that you have stopped by to say hello. Love you lots and miss you much!

  • Our deepest & sincere condolences to family & friends. Frankie was a wonderful man and will surely be missed. Big hug to

  • My gentle giant..I will miss your sweetness and your silly sense of humor..love you always..

  • Frankie, now & forever my boyfriend. You will be missed by everyone, you made us laugh, care, and love each other, just by being you. Love you, my friend. still, we meet again. ❤❤❤

  • My dear Frank, How I miss you. My friend and neighbor at Matefield Woods! You were always upbeat and so helpful to me. There was nothing you couldn’t fix or do for me! Yes, I too loved your stories, laughter,generosity, love and concern. You were faithful to all you loved. You suffered much in this life but were courageous through it all. Love you and hope to see you again in heaven.

  • Not many people can say they have been friends for over 50 years. But, I can certainly say that about you. A man with no enemies is so hard to find. You made friends with everyone and anyone you met along life’s journeys. I always admired you for that. I know that life has not been easy for you the past few years but, you never complained. You held your head up high and took your daily struggles in stride. It was a blessing to have gotten to spend the afternoon with you, a few hours before your passing. I will forever remember the fun times we had and the fact that you never judged and always accepted the decisions we made for our lives. Thank you for your humor, the memories we all made and the priceless friendship we shared. Rest easy my dear friend, until we meet again.

  • Mr. Verlicco,
    Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country when you served with the U.S. Naval Construction Battalions. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

    Seabees-Can Do!