Fernando "Freddie" Francisco – Pawtucket

Fernando "Freddie" Francisco – Pawtucket

Fernando "Freddie" Francisco, 83, passed away on Monday, April 15, in the Grandview Nursing Center, Cumberland. He was the loving husband of the late Kathleen (Jost) Francisco.

Born in Cumberland, he was the son of the late Jose and Maria (De Jesus) Francisco. He resided in Pawtucket for more than 50 years, previously residing in Cumberland.

Freddie enjoyed bike riding and walking in his spare time. In the past, he was a baseball fan and would often attend Pawtucket Red Sox games. He was also an avid bowler, formerly participating in local leagues. But most of all he enjoyed his time spent with his grandchildren.

He was a machine operator for the former Standard Nut and Bolt, Cumberland, for many years, retiring in 1998.

He is survived by his children Steve Francisco and his wife, Tanya, of Douglas, Mass., Susan Zuba of Pawtucket, Mark Francisco and his wife, Donna, of Lincoln, Mike Francisco and his wife Karen, of Burrillville; five grandchildren Gavin, Rebecca, Kelly, Kyle and Tyler; one great-grand-daughter, Gabriella; and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Gloria Francisco, Louisa Silva and Elidio Francisco.

Relatives and friends are invited to Fernando's Life Celebration to be held on Thursday, April 18, with Calling Hours from 4 to 7 p.m., and continuing on Friday, April 19, at 9 a.m., in the J. J. Duffy Funeral Home, 757 Mendon Road, Cumberland. A Libera Service will be held at 10 a.m., in St. Aidan Church, 1464 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland. Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Cumberland.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society, Rhode Island Chapter, 931 Jefferson Blvd #3004, Warwick, RI 02886.

For directions/guestbook, visit jjduffyfuneralhome.com .