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Francis J. Stirzaker


1933 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Francis J. Stirzaker Obituary
Francis J. Frank Stirzaker, 82, of Franklin, died Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at Milford Regional Medical Center. He was the husband of Marie Ann (Masce) Stirzaker who died in 2013. Born in Readville on March 16, 1933, he was the son of the late Ernest and Margaret (Grady) Stirzaker. Mr. Stirzaker was a resident of Franklin for over 50 years and served in the Army from 1954-1956. He was a union painter and foreman for Painters District Council #35 for most of his career. Mr. Stirzaker was the founder and president of the Old Coots Antique Tractor Club. He enjoyed restoring antique tractors and attending tractor pulls. He loved being with his family, friends and his loving dog Molly. He also loved taking care of his horses and was an avid New England Patriots fan. He is survived by his son, Michael Stirzaker of Franklin and four daughters, Susan Stuart and her husband Jack of Bellingham, Sharon Valentine and her husband Joe of Franklin, Mary Lemmler and her husband Craig of Medway and Anne Marolda of Franklin. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Erron Geer and his wife Devoni, Rachael and Sarah Lemmler and Jessica Valentine and one great-granddaughter, Gabriella Geer. He was the brother of the late James and Joseph Stirzaker and Mary Smith. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral Mass at St. Joseph Church, 151 Village St. in Medway on Monday, October 5 at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Sunday from 4 - 8 p.m. in the Ginley Funeral Home of Franklin, 131 Main Street in Franklin (www.ginleyfuneralhomes.com). In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to the MSPCA, 350 South Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130.
Published in The Country Gazette from Oct. 2 to Oct. 16, 2015
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