Phyllis Boyer Francis

SOUTHINGTON - Phyllis Boyer Francis, 81, passed away Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, at HCC at Bradley Memorial. She was the wife of the late Norman Earle Francis Jr.

She was born May 7, 1931, in Luzerne, Pa. the daughter of the late John and Alice (Allabaugh) Boyer. She was a member of the ARC of Southington and a parishioner of St. Dominic Church.

She is survived by two sisters, Alice Gray, of Southington and Suzanne Evans and her husband, Nicholas, of Endicott, N.Y.; a brother-in-law, Paul Francis and his wife, Eileen, of Port Orange, Fla. She also leaves her nieces and nephews, Sharon Kastner, John Gray and his wife, Joanne, Francis Gray, Gail Aquisto, Cathy Robertson, Roberta Kester, Nicholas Evans Jr., Susan Siglin, Karen Johns and Thomas Evans. She was predeceased by a sister, Jean and a brother-in-law, Robert Echenroda; and a brother-in-law, Frank Gray.

The funeral will be held Friday 8:15 a.m. from the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St. Southington to St. Dominic Church at 9 a.m. for a Mass. Burial will be at St. Thomas Cemetery. Calling hours will be Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to the Bread for Life, P.O. Box 925, Southington, CT 06489. For online condolences and directions please visit

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Della Vecchia Funeral Home
211 North Main Street Southington, CT 06489

Published in The Record-Journal on Feb. 20, 2013