Donald Albert Francis, loving husband and father of six children passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 18th 2021.
Don was born on June 13th 1928 in Toledo, Ohio to Tufie and Amelia Francis. On April 7th 1956 he married the love of his life, Carolina Capriotti. In their 64 years of marriage, they created a loving life together and in turn, a large, close knit family.
Don graduated from Woodward High School and worked at Owens Corning in telecommunications until his retirement. He was a Korean War veteran and proud to have served his country as a cook in the U.S. Army. Don was a devout man of faith at Christ the King Parish. He was a true family man and everything he accomplished was for them. One of his greatest attributes was always asking if you needed anything, and if you were ok. His sense of humor and charm was always a hit with everyone he met.
Don is survived by his brother, George; daughter, Theresa (Thomas) Hankenhof; son, John (Angie) Francis; son, Jim (Randy) Francis; son, Joseph Francis; daughter, Veronica (Patrick) Connell; son, Jeffrey (Jennifer) Francis. He was lovingly cared for by his niece Gina Haskins. In addition, he is survived by 6 grandchildren Kathleen Hankenhof, Kristen Hankenhof, Nicholas (Jessica) Francis, Matthew (Michaela) Francis, Stephen Francis, and Benjamin Francis, great-nephew Michael (Elyssia) Haskins, great-great-niece Annabelle, great-niece Amanda (Brendan) Tegeder. He is survived by many other friends and family members who loved him dearly. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Carolina, brother, Jerry, sisters Ruthie and Judy.
The family would like to give a special thank you to Oakleaf Village for all of their wonderful care and compassion. Donald’s family will receive friends at Christ the King Church, 4100 Harvest Lane Monday December 27th after 10 AM with a Funeral Mass at 1:00 PM followed by interment at Resurrection Cemetery. The Funeral Mass will be livestreamed at www.cktoledo.org.
In lieu of flowers, his family would like memorial tributes be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis , TN 38105-3678.
St. Jude Children's Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis TN 38105-3678