NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

February 7, 2013

J. Francis "Frank" Cashman


Newburyport — Frank Cashman, age 65, of Newburyport, formerly of Marblehead and Lynnfield, died peacefully at his home in Newburyport on Monday morning, February 4, 2013, surrounded by the family he loved so dearly.

Born in Salem, December 29, 1947, he was the son of the late, T. Ralph and Mary E. (Sheehan) Cashman. Frank was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School, Lynn, class of 1965 and the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, class of 1969, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree.

Having served as a member of the Holy Cross Naval R.O.T.C. unit, he was commissioned as an Officer in the U.S. Navy in 1969. He served at home and abroad until his honorable discharge in October 1972.

Frank had a long and successful career in medical sales while working for Mallinckrodt Medical and Millennium Pharmaceuticals. He believed in the products he sold, was fascinated by recent advances in medicine, and truly loved his work. In retirement he shared his love for history with others while working as a docent at the Custom House Maritime Museum in Newburyport.

Frank enjoyed sailing, politics, and rooting for his beloved Red Sox. He was a passionate student of history, an avid reader, and dedicated traveler. He loved people and his true enjoyment came from time spent with family and friends. Frank will be forever remembered for his kindness and sense of humor.

In addition to his beloved wife, Jane (Towey) Cashman, he leaves behind his son, Mark A. Cashman of Boston; two brothers, Thomas R. Cashman and wife, Martha of Phippsburg, Maine and David M. Cashman and wife, Bobbi of Marblehead; along with many cousins, nieces, nephews, and dear friends. He will be truly missed by all of them.

ARRANGEMENTS: Visiting hours at Elliott, Woodworth & Rogers Family Funeral Home, 35 Green Street, Newburyport, will be Friday, February 8, from 4 to 8 p.m. A funeral mass will be held Saturday, February 9, at 10:30 a.m. at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, 40 Green Street, Newburyport. Interment at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Lynn, will be private for the family at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923, the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284, or the Custom House Maritime Museum, 25 Water Street, Newburyport, MA 01950.