AUGUSTA — Frank J. Antonucci Jr., 72, of Highland Heights, Winthrop, died Sunday, April 17, at MaineGeneral Rehabilitation at Glenridge, with his wife at his side.

He was born in Boston, Mass., on August 12, 1938, the son of Frank and Ancilla Groppi Antonucci.

Frank graduated from Boston Latin High School, received his bachelor’s in education from the University of Maine, Orono, and his master’s in education and counseling from the University of Pittsburgh.

Frank worked as a consultant for truancy and dropout, alternative education, the Department of Education and Cultural Services, under the commissioner to the department and for public schools statewide. He was sales representative for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. At the University of Maine in Augusta, he served as assistant to the president, acting director at the University and Lewiston-Auburn center; director of Community Outreach Services; director of the Office of Career Planning and Counseling and also a counselor. He taught math at Monmouth Academy, where he served as chairman of the school committee, and served on the Maine Advisory Committee on Assessment Studies.

 Frank was active in his community. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus; president and served on the Board of Directors of the Winthrop Rotary Club; president of Maine Personnel and Guidance Association; member, Board of Directors and chairperson of APGA, North Atlantic Region; was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma at UMO and attended St. Francis Xavier Church in Winthrop. He enjoyed woodworking, tending to his vegetable garden and playing with his grandchildren.

Frank is survived by his wife, Megan Antonucci of Winthrop; a son, Robert F. Antonucci and his wife, Iris, of Afghanistan; three daughters, Karen Guillemette of Manchester, Deborah Ouellette and her husband Robert of Bedford, N.H., and Nina Guillemette and her husband, Dave, of Manchester; two brothers, Ronald Antonucci of Conway, N.H., and John Antonucci and his wife, Linda, of Bozeman, Mont.; nine grandchildren, Jocelyn, Ethan, Jason, Shawn, Stephanie, Peter, Marissa, Mair and Hannah; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and cousins.

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