Brian T. Francisco
Adair Funeral Homes - Dodge Chapel
1050 N. Dodge Blvd
Tucson, AZ

Passed away July 15, 2019. Resident of Tucson since 1972. Brian graduated from Sabino HS in 1978. Brian loved his family, friends and his KC Chiefs. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Funeral Service at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Arrangements by ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES, Dodge Chapel.

Published by Arizona Daily Star from Jul. 24 to Jul. 25, 2019.
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St. Pius X Catholic Church
Funeral services provided by:
Adair Funeral Homes - Dodge Chapel
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This just isnt getting any easier. I dont know how to accept that granddaddy, grandmommy and you all passed in such a short time. I cant fathom the idea of not being able to talk to you. I could really use some advice. You were such a great man. Anytime anyone needed help ESPECIALLY family you were right there. I loved our Sunday dinners we would laugh so hard we all would be crying. You had the most sincere heart. The day grandaddy passed away everything and everyone changed. When grandmommy left us that's when everyone completely crumbled she was the link that held the family afloat. Even though you had your own demons you still always smiled and helped others. You were the only person I had when everything in my life went to crap. I'd call you hysterical telling you how I couldn't take much more and you gave me the courage to keep going. Bc of everything you said and did Mark has 9 months sober. I couldnt get him help for 10 years on my own. Reaching out to you and you helping w Mark gave the girls back their dad and brought the love of my life back to me and I will forever be grateful. I wish I could just see you for 5 mins to tell you all the wonderful things you have done and the amazing impact you have had on mark and I. Savy and Caelyn domt get to know how amazing you were by being with you but I promise we have always spoke highly of you and we will continue to. My heart hurts I feel empty, but I swear I can feel you near me. Weird things keep happening. If it truly is you and your hanging around for us you dont have to. It's so super hard but I promise we will get thru it. It's ok go be with grandmommy n granddaddy. I will always watch over n protect Mark and our babies. Please watch over us all of you. I love you Brian always n forever.
Crystal Mckeown
August 1, 2019
I'm sitting here completely stunned, I thought we'd all live forever. So sad to hear of Brian's passing. My thoughts are with the entire family.

I first met brian when his family moved to Tucson in I believe the summer of 1972..We were about to begin 7th grade at the brand new Sabino Junior High. The first thing Brian let you know was that the Kanas City Chiefs were the best NFL team!

We all quickly took to Brian. The guys recognized his athletic talent, and the girls all thought he was cute. He had such a happy go lucky spirit and was always smiling. I still have great memories of all the fun times we had playing football and basketball at Fruchtendler. I'll never forget the time Brian stole his mom's cooking timer so we could use it to time the quarters of our games.

We began Junior high followed by high school, and became even closer. Brian and I, along with Kenny, Ross, and others, were pretty inseparable. We were always doing something together; playing pool, bowling, golfing, going to parties, concerts, or just hanging out at one of our houses. We shared a lot of good times, and some stories will remain with only those of us who where there haha. Brian was a great friend; and someone you could always trust to be there for you.

Another funny story was the time we were in 9th grade, and Debbie was driving us to school one morning. We were suddenly pulled over by a sheriff's car, and all told to exit the car. We all got out, and the Sheriff looked at Brian and nodded to the other Sheriff. Debbie asked what was going on, and the sheriif explained there had been a kidnapping. Not only did the car fit the description, but Brian fit the description of the kidnapped boy. After they checked all our ID's, and realized we wern't kidnapping Brian, we all got to go.

High School ended, and we slowly went different directions. Brian and I remained friends, but didn't see each other as often as I would've liked to. It was harder to stay close in those pre-social media days.
I did get a chance to see him at his Birthday party a few years ago....It was great getting caught up on things, and remembering all the fun times we had.

Brian, you were great friend...I miss you buddy!!

See ya again someday,

Scott Agron
Scott Agron
July 27, 2019
Brian,man this hurts so bad ,my heart aches that I can't pick up the phone and call you,you were way more than an uncle to me,an older brother,my best friend and the only one I could talk to at times,you never let me down always motivated my spirits and helped keep my head up even when i was at my complete worst,you are one of the main reasons im almost a year sober,and I truly thank you for that,and so do my girls(Crystal,Savannah and Caelyn)I wouldn't be the man I am today if it wasn't for you. You and mom were my biggest fans at my games,no matter the quarter I could always spot you with your red water jug,lol. I'm going to hold those memories close , I love and miss you incredibly,
Your Nephew,
Mark Gallagher
July 27, 2019
Brian for the last 4 months has been one the best humans Ive encountered yet. He spoke of his Nephew and Sister. He spoke of Statistics and Football. We watched ALL the sports together. If it was on television we watched it. He was enamored with our son Osiris. And didnt go a single day without having a coffee with me. Sort of. His thing was an 8oz glass of V8 and a Bud Light. Lol. He told me Stories of his mother and father, the impact they paved. And how all of his experiences led him to be the man he was. Everyday he would go for his 3 hour ride to meet up with friends, check the mail at his parents old house. And i couldnt have been more lucky to have met him. My Brian with the B. <3 i love you bro. And i miss you so so very much. You made a huge impact on our family with your belly laugh and "ya know, ya... ya know, yaknow-" (his favorite catch phrase) how to appreciate the little things.
Ryan Volton
July 27, 2019
I remember Brian from high school, I was just telling my daughter who will begin Sabino high school! We were girls from Palo Verde and had crushes on all the boys from Sabino! It had been 40 years but I was just mentioning Brian and the other "jocks" from Sabino then I hear about his death! I am SO sorry to hear but he has graduated to Heaven! I pray comfort for his family!
Carole Pigman
July 26, 2019
I have many fond memories of Brian at Sabino and when we were in our 20's in Tucson. My condolences to Brian's family.
Peter Kraushaar
July 26, 2019
Known the family since we all moved into the same area back in 1972. Grew up together and now again I have to say goodbye.
Wendy Adkisson
July 26, 2019
You will be missed Brian (Monkey). Rest in peace
Kathy Holmes
Kathy Holmes
July 26, 2019
Brian I cant believe your gone too. I know God needed you, but we need you too:( This JUST now hit me. I blocked it out the last week and now , now it's real We love you always Brian. Gone but NEVER forgotten.
crystal mckeown
July 24, 2019
Brian you were so loved by everyone that knew you. You had a smile and laugh that was contagious. I CAN NOT accept the fact that your gone. Grandaddy, grandmommy and now you:( Life is so not fair. You were always always there for me for, Mark and our girls. I have soooo many good memories of all of us together. Our world has been shattered by this devastating news. We love you Brian so so so much. Now your with Grandaddy, grandmommy and Debbie. Please please keep watching over all of us. We will keep all of you in our hearts forever. PLEASE BE WITH MARK. HE NEEDS ALL OF YOU TO GET THROUGH THIS. EVERYONE HE LOOKED UP TO , HE WAS CLOSE WITH HAS LEFT HIS LIFE. Its NOT fair. We love you Brian. The girls are so sad they loved you a lot. We will meet again a long ways down the road please , but until than just know how you are terribly going to be missed. We will never ever be the same. We love you forever and always Brian. Xoxoxoxoxoxo Love, Crystal, Mark, Savannah and Caelyn.
Crystal McKeown
July 24, 2019
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