David Francazio
1989 - 2019
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Francazio, David
David Francazio, 30, of Smithfield, RI passed away on September 5th, 2019. David courageously lived a fruitful life, refusing to let his heart condition limit or define him. He is survived by his loving parents Steven and Loreen Francazio of Smithfield and grandparents Robert and Irene Gianfrocco of Cranston, as well as sister and brother-in-law Lisa and Gregory English of Erie, PA and nephews William and Sam. He was the grandson of the late Louis and Anna Francazio of N. Scituate, RI. He is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and dear friends.
David graduated from the The Wheeler School in Providence, RI before attending the honors program at Boston College. He went on to attend Duke Law school in Durham, NC.
The words generous, honest and loving were made to describe David. He had a brilliant mind and worked exhaustedly for his clients - even working while in the hospital. He always went the extra mile and did things his way - for him it was just about doing what was right. He loved his big Italian family and he especially loved sitting with them at the kitchen table to enjoy delicious food. He made everyone smile with his good-natured wit and contagious laugh. David had a fun loving nature, yet was always there to help his friends and family in any way he could. He enjoyed his garden, playing rock music on the piano, and was an avid reader with an insatiable intellectual curiosity. He loved animals, spending time in nature, and especially his childhood dog Snippi and his current rescue dogs Rosie and Pedro. This world is a better place for having David as a part of it. He touched so many lives, made us better people, and his memory will always be cherished.
His funeral mass with be held on Friday September 13th at 11:00am at Saint Philip Church, 622 Putnam Pike, in Greenville, RI. Those who choose to give a gift to honor David may make a donation in his name to Animal Rescue Rhode Island.

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Published in The Providence Journal from Sep. 11 to Sep. 12, 2019.
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September 27, 2019
My deepest condolences to David's family and friends.

I had the privilege of having David in my Animal Law class at Duke. He had such passion and creative insights for the topics we addressed. He is a shining star and our world will be a bit less bright without him.

Marilyn Forbes
Marilyn Forbes
September 14, 2019
SERIOUSLY , BUDDY !!!!! I , LOVED GOING OVER TO DAVID'S HOUSE 4 GREAT ITALIAN MEALS ..... FAREWELL BRO !!!!! JAMES 2:15 ..... JOHN 3:03-3:24 ???? MATTHEW 14:10 ..... & MARK 1:11 ......
PATRICK BUDDY RANDALL
September 14, 2019
I had the honor of working with David over the last few years and on a day to day basis for the last year. He was a wonderful human being who made this earth a better place. His appetite for helping others will never be forgotten. He has taught so many how to be a better person. For that David, I wish you farewell and May you rest in peace for eternity. Anthony M. Bettencourt
Anthony Bettencourt
September 13, 2019
David was the proud founder of the WEEP Club in high school an acronym that, to my memory, stood for the World Enigmatic Environmental Problems club. In reality, David would gather about thirty people into a small room over lunch to present slide shows about the Loch Ness Monster. The meetings never failed to be the most fun part of my week. David had an incredible sense of humor, and had a gift for commanding an audience. He was funny and brilliant, and he brightened the world of those around him.
Bart Johnsen-Harris
Friend
September 13, 2019
Dear David, I am so sad for your loss and send my sincere condolences to your Mom, Dad, Sister and family. Your tremendous loss is also felt by all of us who knew you. Thank you for your kindness, caring, and professionalism in helping me. And thank you for being the man that you were. It will never be forgotten. God Bless you and your family.



Pauleen Slater
Pauleen Slater
September 12, 2019
My deepest condolences to Dave's family and friends. Although I only knew Dave for a relatively short time, his friendship taught me a lot about what it meant to be an authentic person and I can't imagine what his loss must feel like for those who knew him longer. When Dave thought something was wrong, he said something regardless of who it challenged. When he had an opinion, he shared it without a second thought of what others might think. He was genuinely one of the most unique and exceptional people I met at Duke in this regard and it's a character trait I'll aspire to the rest of my life. We'll miss you, buddy.
Will Dennis
September 12, 2019
Loreen and family, we only knew David for a short period of time but his kindness, comforting nature and encouragement to others despite all of his own challenges only speaks to the wonderful son you raised. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
John & Diane Bosschaert
September 12, 2019
I was David's career counselor at Duke Law. He was such a joy to work with and always ready to help other students. It was a pleasure to meet with him each time. He also reached back after graduating to help others. My condolences to his family and friends.

Stella Boswell
Asst. Dean, Duke Law
Stella Boswell
September 12, 2019
We will miss you always David. We grieve with all your loved ones. Thank you for being the man you were.
Cindy and Tom Mulvey
Neighbor
September 12, 2019
To have lived such a productive and fruitful life in such a short period of time is a testament to David's family.

Loreen, Stephen and Lisa, please accept my heartfelt condolences, prayers and love.

From a cousin,
Richard Francazio
September 11, 2019
Dave was such a kind and genuine person. I feel lucky that I had the chance to get to know him over the past few years. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Dave's family and all other loved ones are in my thoughts during this difficult time.
Marla D'Alfonso
September 11, 2019
Lisa and Loreen,
My heart breaks to hear this news! I remember David chasing tennis balls for us when he was little. I pray for your family! I am so sorry for your loss.
Heather Harris McCaffrey
Heather McCaffrey
September 11, 2019
David was nothing if not a true, loyal, and committed friend. My deepest sympathy and condolences to his family and loved ones.
Eric Hunt
September 11, 2019
David, thank you for taking me under your wing as I began my career. In this past year, with your guidance, I learned more than I did in law school about the practice of law. Your professional etiquette and dedication to clients are unmatched and your unwavering fearlessness is one of your many traits that I, along with others, will continue to envy. You are a remarkable attorney, an even better person, and the greatest of friends. I will continue to be a beneficiary of the everlasting impact you made on this earth. You will continue to be remembered, celebrated, and loved. Thank you, my friend.
Gus Bigos
September 11, 2019
Steve, Loreen and Lisa:

Please accept out deepest condolences. We will always remember and cherish those wonderful times in Little League and in our back yard with your kind, gentle and beautiful boy. Your grief and sadness is shared by all who had the privilege of knowing David. Stay strong please know that we are always here for you.

Ted, Fran and Christopher Duluk
Fort Myers, Florida
September 11, 2019
We never lose the people we love. They live the rest of our lives with us in our heart. Our deepest condolences,
The Coletti Family
Barbara Coletti
September 11, 2019
Always a champion!
David was a wonderful, incredibly bright, funny, decent and caring man. As I remember David I'm overwhelmingly sad, but I also smile over and over as I relive the many special memories I have of him. He was the most committed "squirmer" I ever met, and his impish smile and laugh were hilarious. He had the perfect family--his sister Lisa and his mother, Loreen were with him every step of the way. David was loved, and he always will be. We'll miss him so much.
Eva Gagnon
September 11, 2019
Loreen,Lisa and Family
So very sorry for your loss.
Prayers for you at this difficult time.
Paula San Souci
September 11, 2019
Sending our sincerest condolences to David's family. He was a great friend and all around person; we will dearly miss him.
Robert Andreozzi and Nicole Corbin
September 11, 2019
Our deepest sympathy to David's loving family. David was truly an inspiration, and a wonderful friend, he will be missed more than words can say. Rest in peace David.

The Drew Family
Teri Drew
September 11, 2019
Forever in my heart, precious David. With eternal love and remembrance ~ Donna D'Agostino D'Ippolito
September 11, 2019
When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. ~ Khalil Gibran You will remain forever in my heart, precious David. Donna D'Agostino D'Ippolito
September 10, 2019
Little Dave, as his BC friends referred to him, was possibly the most unique individual I've had the pleasure to know. He was always up to some new antic or had some peculiar thing to say that truly tickled me. My favorite being the time he wore dinosaur footy pajamas to DDQ's honors class. He was kind, crafty and such a loving soul. I will miss him. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone who was blessed to know and love him <3
Joy Nightingale
September 10, 2019
We are so sorry to hear of David's passing. We know how much he was loved by his family, and cannot imagine your pain. You are all in our prayers.
Jay Fague and Trish Coyne-Fague
Patricia Coyne-Fague
September 10, 2019
I'm so sorry to hear of David's passing. My condolences. May you find comfort during this difficult time.
Meghan Benoit
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