Frank CelliniMarch 3, 1941 ~ July 1, 2017 (age 76)
Lempster, NH-Frank A. Cellini, 76, of South Pitkin Road, died Saturday, July 1, 2017 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH.
He was born in Quincy, MA on March 3, 1941 the son of Frank A. and Anne (Sansone) Cellini.
Frank was a graduate of Stonehill College and taught in several schools in Massachusetts. His favorite job, teaching ,was in Deming, NM teaching English and Drama to culturally deprived Chicano students. He also worked for Brockton Area Multi Services as a crisis intervention worker. He held jobs in various other fields including, sales, bartending and lobstering out of Scituate Harbor. He served 4 years in the Air Force, part of which was in Berlin, Germany.
Through all of his other endeavors, woodcarving was an important diversion. He made signs for friends and ultimately began a small business, Carving by Cellini.
He married his wife, Sibbel in 1989, beginning a partnership that lasted 28 years. They designed signs together which Frank carved and Sibbel painted. During the years they lived in Plymouth,MA, they created many signs in the Historical District. In 2005, they relocated to Lempster where they continued their sign business. Signs in the area include the sign they donated to the town and is installed near the fire station. The Miner Memorial Library, Lempster Community School and Duck Pond Nature Trail are theirs, as are Washington Elementary and Croydon's one-room school.
Frank's other interests were his dogs Mischa and Dimitri, reading, classical music, especially Beethoven and Shakspeare's plays.
He is survived by his wife Sibbel and her daughter Karen L. Chandler of Charlestown, NH along with her partner Randy St John, sons Alex St John and Jeremy Williams. His other step-children include Kat Dwyer in Hawaii, Raymond A.Chandler and his wife Heather of Punta Gorda Fla, Bill Chandler and his wife Brigette of Fort Myers, Fla, and step grandchildren include Raymond A Chandler, his wife Dominique, Cheri Lynne Chandler and her daughter, Christina.
Services will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, 58 Clinton Street, Concord, NH 03301.