Frank T. “Sonny” Lepore – Cumberland

Frank T. “Sonny” Lepore – Cumberland

Frank T. “Sonny” Lepore, 79, of Cumberland, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2019, at the Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. He was the husband of Beatrice M. (Dubreuil) Lepore and they had been married for the past 60 years.

Born in North Providence, he was the son of the late Frank and Clara Lepore. He was a lifelong resident of Cumberland.

He was the owner of S.L. Construction Company which he operated for many years. His experience in construction started when he was a young boy with his father and he passed those experiences down to his sons.

Frank enjoyed working and restoring antique tractors, going to country fairs, swap meets, tractor pulls, but most of all loved spending time with his big family, especially his grandchildren. He was a passionate John Deere enthusiast. He was known for his hard working nature and he often "glowed" when talking about his jobs and machinery. He was always available to anyone who needed a helping hand.

In addition to his beloved wife, he leaves his children, Rita Patras of Cumberland, Deborah Tully of Chepachet, Christine Mockler of Cumberland, Thomas Lepore of Cumberland, Frank Lepore of Cumberland, Joseph Lepore of Burrillville, Steve Lepore of Cumberland, Tammy Lepore of Cumberland, James Lepore of Cumberland; his siblings, Phyllis Murray of California and Janet Lepore of Warwick; his 17 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews. He also leaves his beloved dog, Sherrie. He was the father of the late Peter P. Lepore and brother of the late Jeanne Auclair.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to Frank's Life Celebration to be held with Visiting Hours on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, from 5 to 8 p.m., and continue on Thursday, March 14, 2019, at 10 a.m., in the J. J. Duffy Funeral Home, 757 Mendon Road, Rt. 122, Cumberland. A prayer service will be held at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of R.I., 2348 Post Road #114, Warwick, RI. 02886.