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Grogan, Francis Austin "Frank"

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September 23, 1936 - February 19, 2018

Grogan, Francis Austin "Frank"

Francis “Frank” Austin Grogan loving husband, father and papa passed away on February 19, 2018.

He was born September 23, 1936 in Boston, Ma. His parents were Helen and Austin Grogan of Boston. Siblings are Dennis Grogan, Vicki Strang and Denis Roberts.

He is survived by his daughter Patricia Henderson, son Kenneth Grogan and grandchildren, Austin, Rachael, Kennedy and Keeley.

Dad served in the National Guard, was a teacher and a professional. He moved his family to Dallas, TX in the early 70’s. Frank AKA “Tom Terrific” engaged all he met instantly with his dry sense of humor.

Hobbies included belonging to bridge club, playing the trumpet, racquetball, gardening, the theater and he was involved with youth hockey, Dad’s favorite thing to do was decorate for Halloween and Christmas, he would go all out to share a memorable experience. He loved Dixie Land music and knew how to entertain with first class originality.

Dad was a prominent figure in his church for more than 25 years, a Eucharistic minister, visited the home bound and was involved with the Knights of Columbus.

You expressed your love for us in the most unique gestures and knowing you have joined your princess gives us peace, you will be missed. For all the lessons we didn’t understand, we thank you, It has made us who we are today.

Services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday February 28, 2018 with family visitation beginning at 9:30 A.M. at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Plano, Texas. With reception following in the gathering hall.

Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252



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Lynette Gauss and Steven Gauss

February 27, 2018 9:41PM

I worked with Frank at American Liberty and Wynne Jackson. Frank was a very special person and a dear friend. I remember so many occasions when he made me laugh with his outrageous comments. He will be very much missed

John Rivard

February 26, 2018 1:09PM

Mr. Grogan was a true original...very creative, witty, and entertaining...always with style and class!

Pat Nemeth

February 25, 2018 11:48AM

I met both of your parents when I served as a greeter at Prince of Peace. You have lost them both in such a short time, and I am so sorry.