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Frank Duckett, 77

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Frank Duckett, 77, died Tuesday, November 28, 2023 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital after a brief illness. He was the husband of Sarah (Lothrop) Duckett to whom he was married for 47 years. Born in Lawrence, he was the son of the late Frank and Elizabeth (Sweeney) Duckett.

Frank served in the Air Force, during which time he was stationed in Oklahoma, Labrador and Texas. Afterwards he returned to work at Motorola Communications in Boston where he met his future wife, Sarah., He then joined Thermo Scientific. During that time, he and Sarah married and bought the house on Fenton Street in Hopkinton. They did a lot of work on it and had a child, Brendan. The three of them spent a year in Beijing where Frank educated the Chinese at the Environmental Monitoring Center on their system of monitors at nine sites around Beijing.

Frank moved back to Hopkinton in 1984. He and Sarah went through the long adoption process for Mark and Amy. They had anticipated only one child, so it was a surprise when they were blessed with two.

Frank continued his travels overseas while serving as hockey coach for his boys.

He had a wild retirement party in Franklin to celebrate his 33 years with Thermo Scientific.

He enjoyed golf with his sons, a couple of trips to Hawaii with Sarah and a trip to Korea for Mark to marry Wonmee which was an incredible time.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his three children; Brendan Duckett and his wife Echo of Ohio, Amy Duckett of Dennis, and Mark Duckett and his wife Wonmee Lee of New Jersey. He is also survived by his three grandchildren Avery, Evan, and Levi.

Memorial calling hours will be held Monday, December 4, 2023, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home