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Jewel A. (Dunbar) Francis

Jewel A. (Dunbar) Francis

Jewel A. (Dunbar) Francis

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Wednesday, October 9th, 2013 from 3 – 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere, for Jewel A. (Dunbar) Francis, who died on Friday, October 4th at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, following a long illness, at 83 years.  A funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Thursday, October 10th at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere, at 10 a.m.  For over 20  years, she spent many years living in East Boston & Fort Myers, Florida.  Born & raised in Boston, she spent most of her life in East Boston before moving to Admiral’s Hill, Chelsea, about 2 years ago.  She is the widow of Ralph H. Francis, who died in December of 1997.  She is the mother of: Darlene R. Naso & her husband Salvatore L. Naso, Jr. of Revere, Mark S. Francis & his wife Lois of East Boston, Charlene Francis of South Boston & her late husband Robert Featherplace, & the late Ralph J. Francis & his late wife Julia R. Francis.  She is the dear sister of Edward J. Dunbar & wife Doris of Oklahoma, Pauline Sabella of Tewksbury, Gloria Santaniello & Patricia Viola, both of Fort Myers, FL, & the late: June Bartolo, Murlene Marchese, & Gladys Dunbar.  She is the cherished grandmother of: Keith S. Naso, Craig P. Naso, Melissa A. Francis, all of Revere, Mark Francis, Jr. & Melissa Vasczy, both of Lynn, Ralph M. Francis of Saugus, Jared Francis of South Boston, & the late Chanel Francis.  She is also lovingly survived by her devoted surrogate daughter, Linda C. Hildenbrand & her husband Gary of Fort Myers, FL, her 3 great-grandchildren, Eva Ravesi, Isabella Francis, & Damien Vasczy, & several nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews.  Entombment will be at a later time at the Massachusetts National VA Cemetery of Bourne, MA.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, One Bulfinch Place, Boston, MA 02114-2031, or to the American Lung Association of Massachusetts, Inc., 460 Totten Pond Road, Waltham, MA 02451.

Services

Visiting Hours

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013 from 3 – 8 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Thursday, October 10th, 2013 at 10 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere.

Interment

At a later time at Massachusetts National VA Cemetery, Bourne, MA.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, One Bulfinch Place, Boston, MA 02114-2031, or to the American Lung Association of Massachusetts, Inc., 460 Totten Pond Road, Waltham, MA 02451.

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  1. Joe Marchesi and Family
    Oct 10 2013

    All the memories, all the stories, all the relationships ….Jewel lived such a full life. The Marchesi family was very blessed to have known her. Her Spirit will be walking with you wherever you go.

  2. Gabe & Gail Festa
    Oct 9 2013

    Darlene & Sal,
    So Sorry for your loss. Jewel always had a smile for everyone. Gail & I will pray for her. She was always so proud of you guys and your kids.

    Gabe & Gail Festa

  3. Gabe & Gail Festa
    Oct 9 2013

    To Darlene & Sal,
    So Sorry to hear about Jewel, She always brought a smile to everyone. She also always spoke so proud about you guys and your kids. Gail and I will pray for her and never forget her. May god bless you.

    Gabe & Gail Festa

  4. BONNIE GUIMOND
    Oct 9 2013

    I AM SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR MOM I KNOW HOW HARD IT IS SINCE I JUST LOST MINE. I AM NOT ABLE TO MAKE IT TO THE WAKE BUT YOU ARE IN MY PRAY”S. MARK CHARLENE AND LOIS AND THE REST OF YOUR FAMILY GOD BLESS AND AGAIN I”M SORRY ABOUT YOUR LOS

  5. Bob and Lois Eagan
    Oct 9 2013

    To Jewel’s Family and Friends,

    For 25 years, Jewel, was our neighbor in Florida. We loved her very much. She watched over us like we were her own children. Over the years many laughs were shared. She will be missed.

    Love to you all….Bob and Lois Eagan

  6. Maria "Angelina" Silva and Family
    Oct 9 2013

    I want to convey our sympathies to all of the Francis Family and Friends. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Best wishes to all of you. God Bless You.

    Angie and the kids

  7. CRAIG NASO
    Oct 8 2013

    Honey…You mean everything to me…Always have always well….You were my Jewel….My rock…THE perfect Mother and Grand Mother that anyone could have ever asked for…I miss you more now than ever…I love you….Craig….

  8. Domenic Gioioso Jr
    Oct 8 2013

    Auntie,
    I will always remember your million dollar smile. i always felt loved when i was around you. I remember visiting you and uncle as a young boy and feeling wanted in your house. We would get excited to see you. That was your greatest gift the love you showed your family and anyone you had contact with. Please smile down on us we all could use a little Auntie Jewel in us. May God Bless your loving soul. Rest in Peace. Love you Dom.

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