Francis A. Franklin
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WALLINGFORD - Francis Anthony Franklin, 98, died Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, peacefully at his home surrounded by family and friends. He was predeceased by his wife, Marjorie W. Franklin. Mr. Franklin was a graduate of New Britain Teacher's College (Central Connecticut State University) and received his master's degree from Yale University. He was a well known and respected educator in the Wallingford Public School System. He retired from his position as principal of Evarts C. Stevens Elementary School in 1980.

He is survived by his loving children, Diane E. Franklin, of Meriden, Donald B. Franklin and his wife, Diane, of Newark, Del., William P. Franklin, of Wallingford, and Laura F. Biro, of Garner, N.C.; his six grandchildren; two sisters, Ann Fischer, and Marie Gagliardi; along with his dearest friends, Cathy, Dawn, Chuck, Lisa, John, and Tony. With the caring help of the Hartford Healthcare at Home Hospice Team, Francis's wishes have been fulfilled. He will be missed and remembered by many people he came into contact with in his personal and professional life.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Sunday, Nov. 20, from 3 to 6 p.m. in The Wallingford Funeral Home, 809 N. Main St. Ext., Wallingford. A funeral service will follow in the funeral home at 6 p.m. Interment will be private. Gifts in Mr. Franklin's memory may be made to Hartford Healthcare at Home Hospice, 1290 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield, CT 06109.
Published in The Record-Journal on Nov. 19, 2016.
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November 18, 2020
It's been 4 years u least this earth but u will always b missed and have my heart. Love u lol man
Cathy Chalmers
April 9, 2020
Just thinking of you lately, in this crazy world we live in. always in my heart and never will be forgotten until we meet again
Cathy Chalmers
April 2, 2020
He was a wonderful man and the Kramer family adored him. Dr. Kramer loved him. Love from Davida Kramer Cohen
January 1, 2017
Happy new year lil man. Thinking of u today n every day. Hope u flying with the angel's. I love u n miss u dearly.
Cathy Chalmers
December 25, 2016
Dear Diane, Don, Billy and Laura,

The Meehan clan send belated but most sincere condolences. What wonderful memories of our years shared together as next door neighbors on Soulth Elm Street. Your parents were gems. And, your dad certainly had a great life. Cherish the memories. Peace...
Peter Meehan
December 24, 2016
Francis you will be miss by the people you came in contact with weather you knew them for a short period of time or a long period of time, you had that special type of bright soul that everyone love to be around. You will be greatly missed but never forgotten, always will be in my thoughts.
Wilson Perez
December 13, 2016
Hey buddy it's been almost a month u been gone there is not a minute r second of the day that I am not missing u..I know u r flying with the angel's up in heaven.. I love u always...xoxox
Cathy Chalmers
November 26, 2016
Wonderful memories growing up with Mr. Franklin at E.C.Stevens for the Burnell family and Segundo boys. This Earthly treasure is now a treasure in Heaven.God Bless.
Donna Burnell
November 25, 2016
Lil Man of mine u will ALWAYS & ALREADY be MISSED GREATLY! ! We hve had so many FUN times & u taught me so very MUCH. All of our special memories will stay in my ♡ FOREVER! I enjoyed taking care of u everyday & we had many special talks. RIP Lil Buddy go hme to ur wife & parents & many friends. U will be GREATLY MISSED & IN MY ♡ til ETERNITY!!
Dawn Michaud
November 21, 2016
Dear cousins Diane, Don, Bill and Laura,
My heart fly to you now as your Dad has finished his earthly journey. Memories come flooding. Many many happy precious days on Long View Drive in Stamford with Uncle Fran a very big part of it all! Nancy would knock on your door and ask if HE would come out to play!
My prayers and love ,
Elizabeth (Betsy) Robear
November 20, 2016
We were so sad to learn that Uncle Fran passed away. We always loved the conversations we had with him. He had a gift with words. He also had a great personality. We send our heartfelt love and sympathy to all of his family. Love Rich and Cheryl Francolino
Richard and Cheryl Francolino
November 20, 2016
Im so sorry for your loss .Fran will be missed ill never forget his stories when came to the barber shop. He is very well respected R.I.P fran ..
Robin Desjardins
November 19, 2016
Lil man I miss you so much,but I know u are resting peaceful and with grandpa Ed n Dad n Mom joan, and ur loved ones. There is not a day or night that is not guna go by without me missing u. U will remain in my heart forever. I love u always. U will now rest my love . xoxox
Cathy Chalmers
November 19, 2016
I'm sorry for your lose. I remember Saint and I would visit your Mom and Dads house. Your father would crank the stereo with the best music. He and I would dance like crazy in the living room. I had the best time. Love and comfort to the Franklin family.
Alison Bossidy
November 19, 2016
Diane, Don, Bill and Laura, Your dad was a big part of mine and my family's life and a wonderful guy!I'm thinking of you with prayers and sympathy. Would love to hear from you. Pat (or Patsy) Carnes Iacurci
Pat Iacurci
November 19, 2016
My condolences for your family's loss.
Mr Franklin always had words of wisdom and inspiration that I will never forget.
Patrick DeMichele
November 19, 2016
My deepest sympathy to Mr Franklin's family and friends. I spent a lot of time at their house and he was a happy and friendly person. May he Rest In Peace . Dennis
Dennis Rodgers
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