Alan M. Frankel

WATERVILLE – Alan M. Frankel, 82, of Waterville passed away at home with Gisele by his side on Saturday, April 3, 2021.

Alan was born in New York, N.Y. on Feb. 2, 1939, the son of the late Sidney and Priscilla (Cowan) Frankel.

He graduated from Fieldston High School in New York and also Colby College in Waterville. He had long standing relationships with many of his classmates from high school. He came to Maine to attend summer camps when he was younger; that’s when his fondness of Maine began.

Alan loved his camp; it was his passion. He was a prankster with a great sense of humor. He enjoyed baseball (always a diehard Yankee’s fan), football, and traveling. Alan also loved fine dining.

He was extremely good with numbers, names, and phone numbers. Alan was a great soul and always drew people close to him.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife of 25 years, Joan Turner Frankel; his stepmother, Clara Halprin; and his granddaughter, Sara Frankel.

Alan will be sadly missed by his son, David Frankel; his second wife and caregiver, Gisele Veilleux; and many close friends. Alan had too many loved ones and good friends to mention all of them individually.

A celebration of Alan’s life will be held at a later date.

The family would like to thank his caregiver, Michelle Giroux. She was always cheerful and had a special bond with Alan. She was a Godsend in Alan’s life. Also special thanks to David Gilbert who was like a son to Alan and helped his out from the age of 13.

Alan Frankel did it his way!

An online guestbook may be signed, and memories shared at

Arrangements are by Lawry Brothers Funeral and Cremation Care, 107 Main St., Fairfield.

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