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Virola, Frank M.


Frank Martin Virola was born on July 21, 1963 in Arroyo, Puerto Rico.  Frank was the youngest of nine children born to Genaro Virola and Manuela Barbosa.  At an early age after his father’s death, Frank began to help support his mother by finding small jobs as well as helping her in the fields.  With the guidance, encouragement and mentorship of his older brother Luis G. Virola, he learned everything that he needed to have a bright future.

In 1985, while still in Puerto Rico, Frank met and fell in love with the beautiful Yolanda Lopez.  They relocated to Massachusetts in 1986 to begin their life together.  Shortly thereafter their three daughters were born, Gladeline, Madeline and Johanna.  Frank loved his family and learned at an early age what it really meant to be a good husband and father.

Frank was skilled in construction work.  He specialized in painting houses.  His labor also included tearing down walls and putting up dry wall.  He enjoyed playing basketball with family, friends and co-workers. He loved spending time with his family and friends.

In October 2005, Frank was in a car accident that left him paralyzed.  Through much prayer and faith, Frank was able to realize that with God’s help and love, no matter what challenges life presented, he would stay on track and continue moving forward.  Despite the challenges that were presented, Yolanda stayed by her husband’s side refusing to give up on him.  Yolanda nurtured him and cared for him in a way no one else could.  With the support of his family, he remained strong and was able to live for 11 more years.

Frank is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 31 years, Yolanda Virola Lopez, his three daughters, Gladeline Virola Lopez, Madeline V.L. Rodriguez and Johanna Virola Lopez; his two grandsons, Lamont Cuff and Armani Cuff; his extended families, the Virola family and the Lopez family and a host of special nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Relatives and friends attended his funeral service on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at the Folsom Funeral Home in Dedham followed by interment in Fairview Cemetery, Boston.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Diego Rodriguez
    September 23rd, 2016 | 11:11 am

    I am forever indebted to this man for having raised a daughter that brought happiness, life and light back into my life.

  2. Carina mateo
    September 23rd, 2016 | 2:26 pm

    Love u Tio pipi you would be missed but never forgotten R.I.P

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