|Death: ||Feb. 1, 1956|
Francis came from Mount Clemens, Michigan. He worked as a tool and die set-up man at Ford's, and belonged to Assumption Grotto Church in Detroit where he was an active member of the Secular Franciscans before joining the Franciscan Capuchins. Although he only had a sixth-grade education, he was extremely skilled at mechanics, carpentry and in the kitchen. Because he was needed at home, he could not enter the Order until the age of 42.
After completing his novitiate in Detroit, Francis served as cook in Garrison, Yonkers and Huntington. He volunteered for the Missions and served for four years on Saipan and Guam. Upon his return to the Province, he was assigned to St. Francis in Milwaukee where he put his skills to good use.
Francis accepted an invitation to visit Calvary which he had never seen. On the way, the car in which he was riding skidded on ice and crashed into a utility pole. Francis sustained a skull fracture and died at St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan a few days later, aged 53, after 9 years of religious life.
Liked for his lively, cheerful and sociable personality, Francis was full of energy. He was a very hard worker who prized efficiency and was persistent in getting things done. His death was a tragic loss for the Province. Francis is buried at Mt. Calvary.
Fond du Lac County
Created by: Eman Bonnici
Record added: Sep 30, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59412280
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Added: Sep. 30, 2010