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FRANCIS P. MARKUNS


1925 - 2016 Obituary
FRANCIS P. MARKUNS Obituary
A lifelong South Boston resident and decorated WW II veteran of the 83rd Infantry Division, died peacefully on March 31, 2016 in Roslindale, Mass. He is predeceased by his loving wife Virginia, sister Alice Gudis and brother Albert Markuns. Born March 21, 1925, attended South Boston High School and Wentworth Institute. He earned the Combat Infantryman's Badge, Purple Heart and in 2014 was awarded the French Government¹s Legion of Honour. A long-time union official and machinist at Gaulin Corp., Everett, President, Knights of Lithuania Council 17, member South Boston Lithuanian Citizens Club, parish council member and lifelong parishioner of St. Peter¹s Lithuanian Church. He is survived by sister, Lucy Gaputis, Tampa, Florida; son, John (wife Patricia), North Andover; sons, James and Richard, South Boston; daughter, Ann Marie Arsenault (husband Joe), North Easton; daughter, Joanne Southborough; nine grandchildren and spouses, ten great grandchildren and many loving cousins, nieces and nephews. Visiting Hours at Casper Funeral Home, 187 Dorchester St., SOUTH BOSTON, Sunday 3-7 P.M. Funeral Mass to be held in St. Peter Lithuanian Church Monday at 10:30 A.M. Interment to follow at Knollwood Memorial Park, Canton. Donations, in lieu of flowers, to the 83rd Infantry Division Association, P.O. Box 406, Alton Bay, New Hampshire 03810-0406 or to an organization of your choice. For online guest book and more information casperfuneralservices.com
Published in The Boston Globe on Apr. 4, 2016
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