Francis X. Coleman, 91, a lifelong resident of Carbondale, died on Friday night at Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore. His wife is the former Rosemary Mussari. They celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary on Nov. 12.
Born in Carbondale, he was the son of the late Francis D. and Mary Langan Coleman. Francis was a 1948 graduate of Fell High School and salesman at Mussari Auto Parts, Carbondale. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force serving during the Korean War.
The family would like to extend thanks to DaVita Dialysis Center in Childs, Regional Hospital of Scranton eighth-floor staff and Hospice of the Sacred Heart for the excellent care that Francis received.
He is also survived by five children and their spouses, Francis and Laura Devitt Coleman, York; Michael and Barbara Clift Coleman, Vandling; Rosemary Bertinelli, Manasquan, N.J.; Joseph Coleman, Marlton, N.J.; and Patrick and Doreen Hudak Coleman, Carbondale; 10 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by siblings, Joan Caviston, John Coleman, Mary Ward and Yvonne Bohlig; and a grandson, Anthony.
Funeral Mass will be on Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima Parish, 6 N. Church St., Carbondale, presided by the Rev. Andrew Kurovsky, Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Peckville, concelebrated by the Rev. Charles P. Connor and the Rev. Jeffrey J. Walsh, pastor. Interment will follow at Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Greenfield Twp.
Family and friends may call on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Brennan & Brennan Funeral Home, 55 Lincoln Ave., Carbondale. Friends are asked to go directly to the church the morning of the funeral.
In lieu of flowers and food, please make a donation in Francis' name to a charity of the donor's choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of Hudak-O'Shea Funeral Home Inc., 115 Garfield Ave., Olyphant. For online condolences, please visit www.hudak-osheafuneralhome.com.