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Passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 26, 2011, at home with family and loved ones. Kakie was born in San Francisco, CA, on February 28, 1921, to Jeremiah McCarthy (County Kerry) and Elizabeth Casey (County Cork). She was the youngest of four children: Johnny, Willie and Elizabeth ("Sister" Martino). Kakie graduated from Balboa High School, class of 1938. She met and married husband Thomas Franichevich, Mission High School 1936. She and Tom raised their four children John (Pamela), Joann (Mike Zelinsky), James (Eugene Rodriquez), and Robert (Camille). Her grandchildren Jenny (Carl Malchow), Emily, Danny, Jack and Tom and her great-grandchildren Finn and Katy will miss her dearly as well.
Kakie was a long-time member of St. Finn Barr's Parish. She loved her job with the Burt Levey Circuit, a theatrical booking agency and SF's Schwabacher-Frey Company. She also enjoyed many years of working with the San Francisco Visitors and Convention Bureau.
Published in Petaluma Argus-Courier from May 16 to June 15, 2013