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Francis J. Steinkrauss

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Francis J. Steinkrauss of Weymouth passed away March 29, 2014, at age 88. Raised and educated in Quincy, he was a World War II Navy veteran who served on the USS Midway. A plank owner of the aircraft carrier, Francis took part in Operation Frostbite. After working at the Fore River Shipyard, he and a partner opened South Shore Auto Spring, where he worked as an auto mechanic until retiring. A patient, gentle man, he devoted his entire life to his family. His deep faith was a gift and example to all those around him. He will be greatly missed. The loving husband of the late Margaret J. (Tajc) Steinkrauss, Francis was the devoted father of Neal F. Steinkrauss and his wife Antoinette, David P. Steinkrauss and his wife Ann Marie, Phillip J. Steinkrauss and his wife Denise and Richard A. Steinkrauss, all of Weymouth; dear grandfather of 13; great-grandfather of 15; beloved uncle of Monica and Robert Solarchick of Weymouth; and is also survived by his sisters, Mary E. Steinkrauss of Weymouth and Theresa Mikkola of Idaho; and many nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be held Wednesday, April 2, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Dennis Sweeney Funeral Home, 74 Elm St., Quincy Center. Family and friends are invited. Thursday, there will be a gathering at the funeral home at 8:30 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. Sacred Heart Church, 55 Commercial St., Weymouth Landing. Burial with military honors is at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. Donations in Francis' memory may be made to the Weymouth Food Pantry, 1189 Commercial St., Weymouth, MA 02189, www.weymouthfoodpantry.org or Delta Sigma Pi Leadership Foundation, 330 South Campus Avenue, Oxford, OH 45056, with gifts designated to the Francis and Margaret Steinkrauss Scholarship Fund. For directions and online guest book, please visit dennissweeneyfuneralhome.com. 617-773-2728

Published in The Patriot Ledger from Apr. 1 to Apr. 2, 2014
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