Frank Coombs Obituary

Frank S. Coombs
Frank S. Coombs

October 27, 1938 - October 13, 2018
Born in New London, CT
Resided in Waterford, Connecticut


Frank S. Coombs

Waterford - Frank S Coombs passed away at home with his immediate family by his side on October 13th, 2018 after a long illness and just shy of his 80th birthday. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many. Being a people-person, he enjoyed talking about any subject and would lend a helping hand or give advice when asked and expected nothing in return.
Frank was gifted with mechanical abilities which he freely shared. He had the ability to repair almost anything or invent something new if needed. He often said, “If you know how it works, you can fix it”.
Repairing things was his passion. He was a self-employed mechanic and proprietor of Midway Service Center in Groton for 40 years until he officially retired in 2005. He prided himself in being an honest businessman.
Frank especially enjoyed the time that he spent with his family, traveling to the mountains of northern New England, and working in his workshop with his cat.
Frank is survived by his wife of 58 years, Bessie (Clark), daughters, Janet Leibham, Gayle (Owen) O’Neill and grandchildren Lauren and Johnathan O’Neill.
He was born on October 27, 1938 and is predeceased by his parents Frank and Frances (Davis) Coombs, and brother Raymond Walker.
Calling hours will be Sunday October 21, 2018 from 1 to 4 pm at the Thomas Neilan Funeral Home, 48 Grand Street, Niantic, CT, followed by a ceremony and celebration of Frank’s life, starting at 4 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Frank’s memory to the Connecticut Humane Society, 169 Old Colchester Road Quaker Hill 06375; Gemma Moran Food Center, 374 Broad Street, New London 06320, or an organization of the donor’s choice.
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Thomas L. Neilan & Sons East Lyme Funeral Home
48 Grand Street
Niantic, CT US 06357
Sunday, October 21, 2018
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Celebration of Life
Thomas L. Neilan & Sons East Lyme Funeral Home
48 Grand Street
Niantic, CT US 06357
Sunday, October 21, 2018
4:00 PM

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