Francis Leo “Frank” Benway, age 64, of Milton, MA passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family and the sounds of Van Morrison on March 2, 2022 following a brief battle with brain cancer. Born July 5, 1957 in Boston. Formerly of Jamaica Plain. Son of the late Albert J. and Mary C. (Harkin) Benway of Milton. Survived by his beloved and devoted wife and partner for over 48 years, Maureen L. (Holland). Proud father of Francis A. “Frank” and his wife Jamie (Howes) of Norwell, Christopher J. and his wife Nadia El Tayar of West Roxbury, and William T. of Milton and Quincy. Loving Papa/Papou to cherished grandchildren: Emma, Ainsley, Amina and Rami. Will also be missed by his dog and companion, Darcy. Lifelong friend of James Dunn of Norton and Mike Walsh of Weymouth. Third generation owner and operator of Benway Oil Company, Inc. of Milton. An amazing story teller, lover of blues music, fast cars, motorcycles, good food, and margaritas. Also survived by many loving friends, cousins, nieces, nephews and long-time coworkers, especially Kirk Baldwin of Holbrook.
Visiting hours at the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home 326 Granite Ave Milton Monday March 7th from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. Funeral Mass at St. Elizabeth’s Church, Milton Tuesday morning March 8th at 10:00 am. Burial Milton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute in memory of Frank.