of St. Paul Minnesota February 9, 1940 - June 14, 2013 passed away surrounded by immediate family on Flag Day, Friday, June 14, 2013 at the age of 73. Joe is survived by his wife of 44 years, Molly (nee Donovan); two sons Seamus (Jenna) and Duffy (Melissa), and daughter Courtney Vincent (Scott); eight grandchildren, Beatrice Louise Francis, Gus Francis, Augie Francis, Holden Francis, Daisy Jo, Oliver Francis, Luca Francis, and Pearl Francis. Brother John A., MD (Sheila) and sisters Molly and Margaret and sister-in-laws Betty and Nancy. He was the fifth of six children and was preceded in death by parents John, MD "Jack" and Margaret (nee McGovern) Culligan and brothers David, MD and Robert. Joe attended St. Luke's, and graduated St. Thomas Academy '58, University of Notre Dame '62 and served his country as a LTJG Naval Officer 1962-1966. A mentor and friend, Joe held positions at Martin Williams, Fallon Worldwide and served as President of the College of Visual Arts. A memorial procession will begin at 4pm on Wednesday, June 19th at the College of Visual Arts, 344 Summit Ave in St. Paul with service to immediately follow at the University Club, 420 Summit Ave., celebrating Joe's legacy and love of life. Memorials are preferred to St. Thomas Academy. Happy Father's Day, Dad!
Published in Pioneer Press on June 16, 2013