Frank J. Burpee, age 93, passed October 6, 2016. He was born in Manchester New Hampshire and lived there until 1974 when he moved to Florida. He worked as a High Steel Worker for 40 years and belonged to Local 474 in Manchester. His love of animals, especially horses, lasted his entire life. He was a veteran of WWII, having participated in The Battle of the Bulge and Normandy Beach Invasion. He received two Purple Hearts. Frank was also a lifetime member of the D.A.V. and V.F.W. He was preceded in death by his parents Mary and Francis Burpee, sister Bertha Dickman, and son Frank Davis Burpee. He was survived by his sister Mary Barry and brother John Burpee. His children include Gail Crim, Cheryl Mincey, Kate McDougall, Jonathan Burpee, Joseph Burpee, and James Burpee. He has 13 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren. A private memorial service will be held at Sarasota National Memorial Cemetery with full military honors.