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FRANCIS J. SCHELL


1923 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
FRANCIS J. SCHELL Obituary
Schell, Francis J.
Francis J. Schell, of Acton, Massachusetts, May 12, 1923 - October 9, 2013. Survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Charlotte, his children Mary, Francis, Kate, Lewis, Carl, Barbara and Helen, and fifteen grandchildren. Francis James Schell was born in the roaring twenties, and grew up during the great depression. He served in the Army Air Corps during WWII and was stationed on Guam as an autopilot and Norden Bombsite mechanic. Postwar, he married Charlotte Nisbet (LTJG, USN). He studied physics at Boston College and became an expert in Missile Systems and Strategic Air Defense. He survived hemophilia, rheumatic fever, and polio, and lived 90 good years. He served his country and his family and demonstrated devotion, persistence, fidelity, and loyalty. He taught his family independent thinking, tenacity, initiative, reverence and respect. Francis enjoyed boating on Sebago Lake, photography and collecting cameras, tinkering, story telling, reading and history. Viewing at the Acton Funeral Home 470 Massachusetts Avenue, Acton, MA, Friday, October 11, 5-7 PM. Funeral Mass: St. Elizabeth of Hungary, 89 Arlington Street, Acton, MA 01720
Published in The Boston Globe on Oct. 11, 2013
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