J. “Frank” Gibbs,
60, passed away on October 25, 2012 at the Merrimack Valley
Hospice House. Frank was the husband of Maureen A. “Moe”
Born in Haverhill on June 12, 1952, he was the son of Catherine
(Hutchins) Gibbs of Palm Bay, FL and the late Walter Gibbs.
Frank had worked seventeen years as a Euclid earth mover operator for
Red Torromeo in Plaistow. His passion for mechanics and
automobiles has led to a successful career as a builder of race cars,
go carts and slot cars. His broad expertise in the field has led others
to seek his advice as a consultant. He had worked several years as a
bus driver for Coppola Bus Co., and during that time he met his future
wife to whom he had been married for seventeen years. Frank loved
animals and particularly his dogs.
He is survived by his children, Thomas, Jennifer, Derek and wife
Christine, Desiree and husband Joseph; grandchildren, Amber and Alexia;
siblings, Walter “Skip” Gibbs, Mary Takesian and
husband Richard, Horace Gibbs, Edward Gibbs and wife Dawn; several
nieces and nephews, and his best friend, Rick Dondero and his wife
Relatives and friends are invited to the funeral on Friday at 10:00
a.m. at Dole, Childs & Shaw Funeral Home, 148 Main Street,
Haverhill. Calling hours Thursday from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Interment at
Hillside Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be sent to Merrimack
Valley Hospice House, 360 Merrimack St., Bldg. 9, Lawrence, MA 01834.