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Frank Rose III

Frank Rose, IIIGloucester Daily Times, November 4, 2010.

Frank Rose III passed away on Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010, in his home in Cocoa Beach, Fla.

He was born in Gloucester, on March 20, 1934, son of Frank and Margaret (McGrath) Rose, Jr. Mr. Rose lived the majority of his life in Gloucester where he started and ran his business Rose's Oil Service, Inc. In his later years, he passed on the running of his business to his four sons, which allowed him to retire to Florida with his wife of 56 years, Nancy Ann (Blair) Rose.

Mr. Rose graduated from Gloucester High School in 1952. While in high school, he became an All Star halfback for the 1951 GHS championship football team. Upon graduation from GHS, Mr. Rose attended East Coast Aero Tech and later worked for Pratt & Whitney Aircraft in Bridgeport, Conn.

In 1954, Mr. Rose left the aircraft industry to help his father, Frank Rose, Jr., who had just built a new fishing vessel to join the red fish fleet. In 1960, Mr. Rose left the fishing industry and began Rose's Oil Service, Inc. with a gas station. Mr. Rose later purchased Gloucester Oil Supply and developed his waterfront business into what it is today. In the mid-70s, he purchased Todd Oil in Rockport.

Mr. Rose had a limitless ambition and developed several other enterprises, including a Roll-on Roll-off Ferry Terminal and Deep Deep Ocean Products, an offshore lobster fishing company. He was committed to Gloucester's fishing industry. During his career, Mr. Rose supported many local charities and philanthropic interest, especially youth sports.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Ann (Blair) Rose; sons, Frank IV and Carol (Strescino), David and Susan (Bradley), Timothy and Susan (Dominick) and Christopher and Michelle (Manninen); and his daughter, Pattiann (Rose) Ocko: 11 grandchildren, Gillian, Ashley and Jared Rose, Alexandra and Samantha Rose, Jessica, Lindsay and Chelsea Rose, and Whitney, Taylor, and Carter Ocko. He is survived by his brother, Robert E. Rose; a sister, Judith and Allen Murray; and two sisters-in-law, Susan and Peter Testaverde and Cynthia and Michael Goodhue; as well as many nieces and nephews. Mr. Rose was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Margaret (Ruth) Rose; and his in-laws, Walter and Catherine (Doucette) Blair.