The founder of the Four Lanterns fast-food chain passed away yesterday after a long battle with illness.
He is survived by his wife Barbara, sons Kevin, Sean and Oran and daughters Marie and Edel.
Mr Grimes became a huge business success following the establishment of the Four Lanterns which had outlets in Letterkenny, Donegal Town, Ballybofey and Buncrana.
Tributes have been flowing in for Mr Grimes who lived at The Glebe, Letterkenny.
He was well-known and respected throughout the entire community where he was a hugely generous sponsor of many local clubs and teams.
Mr Grimes passed away last night at Letterkenny General Hospital of Frank Grimes.
Removal is from the hospital tomorrow (Monday) at 2pm going to his late residence.
Requiem Mass is on Wednesday at 11am in the Church of the Irish Martyrs with interment afterwards in New Leck Cemetery. Family time please from 11pm to 11am.
Family flowers only please. Donations if desired to Donegal Hospice or Friends of Letterkenny General Hospital c/o Charlie McClafferty Funeral Director, Churchill and Letterkenny.
Donegal Daily would like to pass on our deep sympathy to his wife and family.
AMong those who paid tribute to Mr Grimes was Senator Jimmy Harte.
“I’m saddened to hear of the sad passing of Frank Grimes who was one of the most successful business person in the county. He was also a person who contributed to the community and gave back so much to many charities in the county and was always willing to support local groups and clubs.
“He developed his business with enthusiasm and his success was down to hard work and looking after both his staff and the customers. His family have carried on this tradition and even during Frank’s illness he was still looking at expanding and creating employment during the recession.
“He had a positive outlook on life and his decency always shone through even in difficult times. He will be sadly missed by his wife Barbara , and sons Kevin, Sean and Oran and daughters Marie and Edel. He has left a legacy throughout the county and beyond and I glad that I knew Frank as he was always a step ahead and was keen to help many worthwhile causes. He was a lovely man .He is a loss to the community and his family. May he rest in peace ”