Brockton, MA — Albert S. Francis, 97, of Brockton, formerly of Methuen, died June 22, 2014. He worked as a personnel director for 10 years at Hercules Corp. and Mead Corp., then for 19 years at the JFK Building for the Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration, until retiring. He was an avid sports fan and bowler, and was a member of the Savin Hill Tennis Club. Albert was the husband of the late June C. (Peterson) Francis; beloved father of Albert “Steve” Francis Jr. (and Patricia Pacheco) of Sandown, N.H., Robert J. Francis (and Diane) of Pelham, N.H., Paul M. Francis (and Cheryl) of Marion and the late Joan Norton (and Chet Norton of Dracut); loving grandfather of Tim, Shannon and JJ Francis, Keribeth Walsh and Wendy Nelson; great-grandfather of Sean, Ryan, Eoin, Heather, Alex, and Cassidy; brother of the late Mary L. Powers and John D. “Jack” Francis; and an uncle of many nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: All are welcome to calling hours on Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m., in Waitt Funeral Chapel at Waitt Funeral Home, 850 North Main St., Brockton. Funeral from Waitt Funeral Home will be on Thursday, at 8 a.m., with his funeral Mass at 9 a.m. in St. Edith Stein Church, Brockton. Burial will be in Richardson Cemetery, Dracut. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to National Brain Tumor Society, 55 Chapel Street, Suite 200, Newton, MA 02458.
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