Frank Elliott Rowand


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Beverly and Danvers, MA - Frank Elliott Rowand, 91, passed away at the Hunt Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, after a long struggle with heart disease. Born in Salem to Melville and Melba Rowand, Frank went on to graduate from Salem High School. In 1959, he opened Rowand's Fish Market in Beverly. When not serving up one of his famous lobster rolls, Frank enjoyed racing sailboats for over 60 years as a part of the racing community in Marblehead.
Frank is predeceased by his parents, Melville and Melba Rowand. Frank is survived by his children, David Rowand, of Salem; Deborah Lewis, of Danvers; and Dana Rowand, of Beverly; several grandchildren; his brother Malcolm "Mal" of Florida; his dear friend Patricia Dearborn, of Danvers; and his pet dog Chelsey. Frank is also survived by his former wives Diane Rowand Burns, and Priscilla Wilson Rowand. Frank is also predeceased by his brother Carlton "Hap" Rowand of Florida.

Services are private per the request of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Frank's memory to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA. For more information or online guestbook, please visit, or call 978-744-0497.
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Published on July 23, 2019
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Josephine Tomeo
Jul 24, 2019
To the Rowands family,
Sorry to hear of Eillott.
May he rest in peace.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
May God Bless.
Biff Michaud
Jul 23, 2019
I am very sad to read of the death of my friend and former neighbor ELLIOTT. I have known him for all of my life. As a child, he would take my brothers and me lobstering aboard the "DIANE" early in the morning and long before he started ROWAND FISHERIES in Beverly. I knew his Dad and Mom and his brothers Happy and Malky. This is a loss of part of my childhood. Thinking of him brings back many happy memories, one of them was the word he used when discribing someone that he thought was a little off...he called them 'dubbah." He was quite a guy and I want his family to know that I care!!