Frank Paul Cortez, 69, of Nashua and formerly of Lowell, MA, passed away at his home, Thursday evening, January 13, 2022 after a courageous battle from Muscular Dystrophy.
A resident of Nashua for the past 38 years, Frank was born in Lowell, Massachusetts on February 16, 1952, a son of the late Frank Paul and Rita (Morrison) Cortez. Educated in local schools, Frank was a graduate of Lowell High School Class of 1969 and earned an Associates Degree from Middlesex College. During the Vietnam War, Mr. Cortez served with the Air Force Reserves.
Frank began his career as a welder with BTU Engineering of Billerica, MA and later worked as Director for Catholic Charities Food Pantry in Lowell. Frank provided help to many families of the Lowell Community, which was so very gratifying to him.
In his leisure time, he enjoyed golf, watching all sports and especially loved spending time with his family.
Members of his family include his wife, Pamela (Oliver) Cortez, whom he married on October 13, 1972 and shared 49 years together; his daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly and Keith Girouard of Nashua; two grandchildren, Isabella and Gavin Girouard; sister and brother-in-law, Corrinne and Ted Jabczanka of Londonderry, NH; brother and sister-in-law, Brian and Anne Cortez of Tewksbury, MA; an aunt, Alice Beaulieu of Nashua; three uncles, James Morrison of Florida, Robert Morrison and his wife Happy of Dover, NH and Arthur Morrison of Florida; and his beloved dog, Gracie Rose. Frank will be missed by many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Family and friends are invited to his calling hours at the FARWELL FUNERAL HOME, 18 Lock Street, Nashua on Saturday, January 22nd beginning at 10 a.m. followed by a Prayer Service at 12 Noon. Frank will be laid to rest in the Mausoleum of Woodlawn Cemetery. Donations may be made in his memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. To leave an online message of condolence, please visit www.farwellfuneralservice.com. Arrangements are in the care of the FARWELL FUNERAL SERVICE.