ROCKLAND – Francis E. ‘Frank’ Splaine, Jr., 92, passed away Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021, at Bella Pointe Assisted Living Center in Camden.

Born Nov. 23, 1928, in Lewiston, he was the son of Francis ‘Frank’, Sr. and Winifred Atwood Splaine. He graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in Textile Engineering.

On Aug. 9, 1952, he married Janice May. Living in Rhode Island for one year, they moved to Rochester, N.H. for five years, where he worked in a local textile mill. Later, he went to work for Huyck Felt Company, and spent nine years in Aliceville, Ala., becoming Plant Superintendent. In 1969, he and his family moved to Geelong, Australia, where he was Managing Director. In 1973, Frank and his family moved to Valatie, N.Y., where he became the Huyck Vice President of Manufacturing. After many changes in the company, he resigned, and moved to Maine to become Plant Manager of the Knox Mill in Camden.

Frank was an active member of the Rockland Golf Club, where he enjoyed playing with his friends. He was also a member of the Rockland Elks Lodge No. 1008.

Frank is survived by his wife, Janice, of 69 years; four sons, James Splaine and his partner, Therese Howley, of Balston, N.Y., Peter Splaine and his wife, Lori, of Denver, Colo., Robert Splaine and his wife, Kelley, of Lincolnville and Daniel Splaine and his wife, Peg, of Little River, S.C.; grandsons, Patrick Splaine and his wife, Laura, of Bangor and Ryan Splaine and his partner, Chaya Stilson, of Rockland. He was predeceased by his sisters, Stephanie Woodcok and Roberta Bergeron.

In keeping with Mr. Splaine’s wishes, his family has chosen to remember his life privately. In remembrance, donations may be made to Spinal Cord Research, Craig Hospital, 3425 South Clarkson St., Englewood CO, 80110-2899, in the name of Peter A. Splaine.

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Arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland.

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