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Mingels, Francis T.

Francis T. “Bud” Mingels, a longtime resident of Dedham, died March 12, 2010 at the age of 85.  He was born in Boston to the late Francis T.  Sr. and Anna (Beckett).  Mr. Mingels grew up in Norwood and was a World War II veteran serving in the United States Navy.  He was employed as a heavy equipment operator for Glacier Sand & Stone, AA Will Co. and JF White until his retirement in 1983.   For over 50 years he was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 4, Boston, a member of the VFW, Post 2017, American Legion of Dedham and the Society in Dedham for Apprehending Horsethieves.  Bud was the beloved husband of Shirley (Alber).  They were married for 53 years and together they raised 6 children, Anne Jay Abuchon of Plymouth, Emily Jeanne Mingels of Greenville, SC, Mark W. Mingels of E. Bridgewater, Scott F. Mingels of Dedham and the late James J. Mingels and Gerard B. Mingels.  He is also survived by ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral service  Monday at 10:30 AM at the Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton St., Dedham.  Interment will be in Knollwood Memorial Park, Canton.  Visting hours will be held Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM.  In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 950 East St., Dedham, MA 02026 or to the Alzheimers Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472.

Guestbook Entries

    March 13th, 2010 | 10:35 am


  2. Sue Carroll
    March 13th, 2010 | 10:37 am

    We’ll keep you and your family in our prayers.

  3. Pallas, Jim, Sadie and Johnny
    March 13th, 2010 | 11:00 am

    Were so sorry for the loss of Bud – He was a great man and a colorful character! So glad I was able to spend his birthday with him. Our prayers are with you asll – Love you all…Pallas

  4. Ted Curtin
    March 13th, 2010 | 12:24 pm

    So long, Frank, with good memories of long-ago days at Norwood High, and with memories of your Dad, driving his huge roller in front of our house. It was good seeing you at our class reunions.

    My sincere condolences to all the family, from a classmate of NHS ’43.


  5. Ross Brackett (grandson)
    March 13th, 2010 | 3:48 pm

    Thank you for all the wonderful holiday memories. Thank you for always leaving a room open at the “Mingels Inn” for me. I’ll miss you. – Ross

  6. Nanette & Stephen Diaute
    March 13th, 2010 | 7:27 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you – Buddy was a tremendous guy! xo, Nanette & Stephen

  7. Toni Cassis
    March 14th, 2010 | 10:05 am

    You were a great man, Buddy. I will never forget you.

    Love, Toni

  8. Jim and Cathy Harper
    March 14th, 2010 | 7:30 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family during this time of loss. Bud will be missed by so so many.

  9. John Balis
    March 15th, 2010 | 9:10 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all, sorry for your loss

  10. Phil Hardwick
    March 15th, 2010 | 9:48 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Phil Hardwick

  11. Ray Dufour
    March 15th, 2010 | 10:21 am

    My deepest condolences to the Mingels clan. Grampy was a great man! Was always big fun to spend time with him and nana when they came to visit. I’ll miss him very much.
    Thanks for all you’ve done for us Gramps!
    Ray, Holly, Athena & Breanna

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