Francesco Franzese

By Orleans Hub Posted 22 May 2024 at 10:49 am

HOLLEY – Francesco Franzese, age 77, passed away May 19, 2024, at Unity Hospital. He was born September 16, 1946, in San Lucido Italy, a son of the late Nicolino and Carmela (Porto) Franzese and had lived in this area for over 50 years.

His family was most important to him, instilling in them his strong work ethic. Even after his retirement, he worked full time at Home Depot in Irondequoit. Francesco loved food, whether it was cooking it or eating it. He enjoyed golfing, hunting, fishing, Friday night poker, and Batavia Downs, but most importantly, he loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers-in-law Mimmi Petrungaro, Silvano Calvano, Tyrruchio Ridenti.

He is survived by his children Nicolo (Tanisha) Franzese, Francesco (Stacy) Franzese, Christina Franzese; grandchildren James, Alyssa, Vincent, Patrick, Joseph, Nolan, Noriella; great-grandchildren Connor, Liam, Amara, Owen, Savannah, Giovanni; sisters Anna, Lena, Franca, Maria; brother Giovanni (Maria Rosario), as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The family will receive friends Friday May 31st from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, 16650 State Rte. 31 Holley, where his Celebration of Life Service will be held at 7 p.m. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

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