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Leyla Jeanne Francis

Family and friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) REVERE on Friday, July 30th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., for Leyla Jeanne Francis, who passed unexpectedly at just 4 months, on July 26th. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, July 31st in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., REVERE at 11:00 a.m., followed by interment in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. All attendees are asked to meet directly at church.

She is the cherished daughter of Pauline M. Cooper & Paul J. Francis, IV of Malden. Adored granddaughter of Hope Cooper of Malden & the late Elmo JB Cooper, Paul Francis, III & his wife Maria of Haverhill & the late Brenda Heafey & survived by her great-grandparents, Joseph T. Heafey & Marian Gates Francis. Dear niece of Buster Cooper & wife Nadia of Scituate, Jason Rousseau & wife Ella of Billerica and Ashley Evans & husband Jay of Worcester. Treasured Goddaughter of Katie Rousseau of Billerica. She is also lovingly survived by many great-aunts, great-uncles and cousins.


Visiting Hours

Friday, July 30th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Saturday, July 31st at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere
(Please meet directly at Church)


Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody

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  1. Destinee
    Jul 30 2021

    I’m at loss of words and so very sorry for the loss of your precious daughter. I want to give you my sympathy and love at this. Miss you both and I hope your precious and beautiful baby girl rests in peace and once again I’m so very sorry!❤️

  2. Judie Hogan White
    Jul 30 2021

    Pauline and Paul,
    I am so very sorry and heartbroken of this news of Leyla, your beautiful daughter. Pauline when my grandson Cayden died you were so good to Alicia and Mike but this is the hardest sadness ever. It’s been 5 years my cute little boy got his little wings but my heart is still mending for him. May you find peace honey and May Layla rest in Angets heaven. Please tell mom (Hope) I am so very very sorry. God Bless you all.
    Judie Hogan White
    Caydens Grammy always

    Jul 30 2021

    I saw your beautiful baby’s obituary in the paper and felt compelled to write to you here. I am the grandmother to an angel in heaven. My little love died at the age of 5 months. I want to tell you to hold tight to each other with love, and to hold tight to God. Your Leyla is safe in heaven, playing with all the other babies who gained their wings far too soon. It says somewhere that where your treasure it, that is where your heart is. Well, our treasured babies are in heaven, so that means a little piece of us is there too. I hope you join a group like compassionate friends. And I recommend this book, it’s a children’s book, but it helped us: The Angel With The Golden Glow by Elissa Al Chokhachy. Your library can probably get it for you. I will keep you all in my prayers. I hope it brings you some small measure of comfort to know that even strangers are sending positive energy your way.

  4. Danielle Salie
    Jul 30 2021

    I am so sorry for your loss. Words can not express my deepest condolences to Paul and Pauline. Sending lots of love. My heart aches for you both. Love you ❤️ May she Rest In Peace

  5. Diane Alexander & Vincent Cataldo
    Jul 29 2021

    We want to give you our sympathy for your loss we are thinking of you at this time

  6. Linda Brown
    Jul 29 2021

    Mark and I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your daughter ,Pauline, and family. She’s a little now. She’ll always be with you! God Bless❤️❤️

  7. Starke Family
    Jul 29 2021

    Pauline and Paulie we are so sorry to hear of your precious baby’s passing. Our hearts are really heavy for you guys May she rest in peace Love the Starke family

  8. Tammi gomes
    Jul 29 2021

    I’m so so sorry for your loss of your beautiful daughter. My prayers are with all of you.

    Tammi Mahoney Gomes

  9. Ashley & Journee McConnell
    Jul 29 2021

    Sending you lots of love and light during this tough time ♥️

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