NORTH OXFORD – Frank Riseden, 70, of Thayer Pond drive, died suddenly on Tuesday, August 16, 2022, at UMass-Memorial Medical Center – University Campus in Worcester, after an illness. He is survived by his wife, Linda Baxter-Riseden; his son, Travis R. Riseden of North Oxford; two sisters, Claudette Riseden-Anane of Shrewsbury, and Suzanne Bay of Belchertown; two nephews, Darrell Anane of Shrewsbury, and John Sweeney of Charlton; a niece, Justine Trinque and her husband James of Charlton, and their children Nicholas and Rylee; his sisters- and brothers-in-law, Linda Sweeney of Sturbridge, Steven and Karen Broghamer of Florida, and Donna and Michael Tobine of Hubbardston; and his longtime friend, Scott Seymour of Webster. He was born in Worcester, son of the late Ray and Louise (Rocheleau) Riseden, and lived in Worcester and Sandwich before moving to North Oxford in 2007. He graduated from Doherty High School in Worcester in 1970 and received his bachelor’s degree from Worcester State University in 1983.
Mr. Riseden was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. He served as quartermaster aboard the U.S.S. Duluth, where he also was a navigation supervisor and adviser to the captain. He received 8 medals and had top secret clearance prior to being honorably discharged in 1978. He subsequently served in the U.S. Naval Reserve for five years.
Mr. Riseden was a real estate broker and property manager for most of his life. He worked for Coldwell Banker, Worcester Management Corporation, Avery and Ross Appraisers, and Gordon Avery Properties, in addition to owning Apartment City in Worcester. Mr. Riseden was a member of the Auburn Sportsman’s Club and was a firearms enthusiast throughout his life. He was the co-founder of the Vintage 15 Sportscar Club. He loved parachuting from airplanes, white water rafting, going to the beach, listening to music, and animals. He was an accomplished artist and owned Riseden Design Studios.
No funeral service is planned at this time. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Worcester Animal Rescue League, 139 Holden St., Worcester, MA 01606. Paradis-Givner Funeral Home in Oxford is directing the arrangements.