Niagara Gazette


May 15, 2013

Cesare Francini

LEWISTON — Cesare Francini, 86, of Lewiston, NY, died on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at his residence, under the care of Niagara Hospice. Born in the Republic of San Marino, he was the son of the late Guarino and Emilia (Ciavatta) Francini.

On May 7, 1955, Cesare married Denise S. (DiFruscia) Francini in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  Mrs. Francini predeceased him on June 24, 1999.  He was employed as a master carpenter by Forgione Lumber Yard, currently known as Niagara Wholesale Supply in Niagara Falls, NY, for more than 60 years, until retiring in January 2012. Throughout his lifetime, Cesare took great pride in his carpentry skills. In his younger days, he enjoyed spending time on the lake with family and friends from San Marino. He also liked       bowling and hockey, and was an avid fan of the Buffalo Sabres. He was an excellent cook as well, but most of all, Cesare loved his family and many friends and was a servant to them all.

Mr. Francini is survived by one daughter, Virginia (Frank Sr.) Garcia of Lewiston, NY; two grandchildren, Frank (Laura) Garcia, Jr. of Kenmore, NY and Dana (Travis) Senokosoff of Clifton Park, NY; four great-grandchildren, Joshua, Alaina and Sarah Garcia, and Luke Senokosoff; one brother, Virgilio (Iole) Francini of Michigan and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by one brother, Peter (Elsa) Francini.

Visitation will be on Thursday from 4-7 PM at the  M.J. COLUCCI & SON NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2730 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY, where funeral services will begin on Friday, May 17th at 11:15 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12 Noon in Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph at St. Joseph Church, 1413 Pine Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY, with Rev. John Graden, O.S.F.S., officiating. Entombment in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Niagara Falls, NY. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in Mr. Francini's memory may be made to Niagara Frontier Hospice, 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport, NY 14094.

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