Francis Edward Allison
Francis Edward Allison, 86, who worked for the San Rafael School District for 30 years as a teacher and principal, passed away December 13, 2003 at his home in San Rafael. He was born and grew up in Piffard, New York and graduated from the New York State University in nearby Geneseo. He later received his Master's degree from Stanford University. He served in the military during World War II where he and Evelyn Marie Tanforan, a native of Marin County, met and married. They lived in Marin County since 1946. Evelyn died in 1971.
Francis is survived by his four children, Frank Allison and Georgia Allison of Novato, Julia Christy of Worland, Wyoming and Edith Allison of Rockville, Maryland, and four grandchildren.
Friends and family are invited to participate in the Funeral Mass, Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Raphael Church, San Rafael. Visitation will be 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Keaton's Mortuary, 1022 E Street, San Rafael.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Hospice of Marin.