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Francis "Franny" Wallace

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Francis "Franny" Wallace Obituary
Francis "Franny" Wallace

AGE: 88 • Wilmington

On Wednesday March 2nd, after a lengthy illness, Francis E. Wallace, age 88 of Wilmington, was called by Our Lord to be reunited in heaven with his son, Joey (1959) and grandson, Caleb (2013). He was also predeceased by his parents, three sisters, and brother.

Franny was a devoted husband to his wife, Peggy for 62 years. He is also survived by his daughters, Peggy Maiorano (Carmen), Diane Shaw (Mike), and Clare Shaw (James); his grandchildren, Lisa Doak (Ken), Laura Krueck (Andrew), Corinne Consalo (Tony), David Shaw (Molly), and Margaret Petka (Eric); as well as seven great-grandchildren.

Franny graduated from P.S. DuPont High School in 1946. After graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in the post war occupation in Japan, 1st Ordnance Battalion. He was a skilled sheet metal mechanic with Local 19 until his retirement in 1988.

Franny took great pride in his three daughters. He was actively involved in their lives, coaching them in softball, guiding them through faith, and remaining their biggest fan throughout his life. He showed this same dedication to his grandchildren.

The family wishes to thank Joelle, Beth, and especially Michael from Delaware Hospice, who provided Franny with compassionate care throughout his illness.

Family and friends are invited to visit from 5:00 - 7:00pm on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at the Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Road, Wilmington, DE 19808. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30am on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at St. Matthew's Church, 901 E. Newport Pike, Wilmington, DE 19804. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery.

In lieu of sending flowers, Franny's family suggests making contributions to St. Matthew's Parish at the address listed above, or to Faithful Friends, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE 19804.

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Published in The News Journal from Mar. 5 to Mar. 7, 2016
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