January 05, 2016
Communications and Marketing
William "Bill" Frain, a former trustee of Saint Anselm College, passed away on Sunday, January 3 after long illness.
Born in Manchester, N.H. in 1941, Bill graduated from Bishop Bradley High School, and then from Saint Anselm College in 1964, with a degree in business and economics. For 37 years following his graduation, he worked for Public Service Company of New Hampshire (PSNH), beginning as a staff trainee, and retiring in 2000 as president and chief executive officer.
As a loyal member of the Manchester community, Bill devoted much of his energy to human service and educational organizations, business groups, and arts and humanities organizations. He was honored with many awards for his dedication, including being named the NH Business Leader of the Year in 1995, the Greater Manchester Citizen of the Year in 1997, and the NH Business Leader of the Decade in 2000.
After his retirement to Brewster on Cape Cod, Mass., Bill continued his community volunteer efforts, focusing primarily on the issue of hunger through his work with the Loaves and Fishes Ministry and St. Vincent de Paul food pantry, and periodically making meals for area soup kitchens.
Bill is survived by his wife of 30 years, Myra; his son Bill Frain III, his daughter Tammy Bond, five grandchildren, and his two sisters and brother. There are no calling hours, but a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 7, at Our Lady of The Cape Catholic Church in Brewster, Mass.