John C. Frothingham

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John C. Frothingham, USN Retired, 78
EXETER, N.H. - John C. Frothingham, USN Retired, of Exeter, N.H., passed away Jan. 26, 2018.
He was born in Charleston, W.Va., on Feb. 12, 1939, to the late Carey and Mary Frothingham.
John will be remembered for his integrity, sense of duty, and devotion to his family, country and God.
He entered the Navy through an NROTC program at the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1961 with a B.S. in aeronautical engineering, and commenced a distinguished 23-year naval career, entering Nuclear Power School in 1964.
John served on multiple assignments in the Submarine Service during the height of the Cold War, including commander of the USS James Monroe, a ballistic missile nuclear submarine; the USS Blue Ridge 7th fleet command ship; and the US Pentagon.
He retired as captain, USN, in 1984 and began a civilian career as a nuclear power professional, holding several management roles in operations and quality control at Maine Yankee Nuclear Power Plant, where he retired in 1997.
He was predeceased by his late wife, Gail; and his brother, Marshall.
He is survived by his wife, Rhonda, of Exeter, N.H.; daughters, Julia, of South Portland; Jane, of Savannah, Ga.; and Mary, of Moab, Utah; brother, George, of Bethlehem, Pa.; nephew, Stephen, of Los Angeles, Calif.; grandsons, Edward (Julie) and Bowden (Mary); and stepdaughter, Emily, of Swampscott, Mass.
A funeral service will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, located at 27 Pleasant St., Brunswick, on Saturday, March 24 at 11 a.m. To view John's online tribute, send condolences to the family, or for more information, please visit:

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made in support of John's grandson, Edward Warner, to the
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
New England Chapter
114 Perimeter Road
Nashua, NH 03063

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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Feb. 8, 2018
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