Beloved husband of Martha Rose (nee Laurelli) for 53 years. Loving father of Claire Paugh (Joseph), Martha Bradley Wharton and Sandra Rehrig (Troy). Devoted grandfather of Michael Alan, Samantha Marie, Christopher Thomas and Stephanie Marie Rehrig and Natalie Rose, Kathryn Julia and James Bailey, III Wharton. Dear brother of Catherine Galvin, William Bradley (Theresa) and Margaret Ashbridge (Byron).
Francis was a graduate of St. James Catholic High School, Chester, Class of 1952. After serving in the U.S. Army he graduated from Penn Morton College (Widener). He was a former Hospital Administrator of Cooper Medical Center and Bryn Mawr Hospital. In retirement he enjoyed driving for Lehigh Press, transporting clients and sales staff. He was an active member of Holy Child Parish, St. Maria Goretti Church, where he served as an usher for the 10am Mass and was a 3rd Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Holy Child Council.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the viewing from 7 to 9pm Tuesday evening and from 9:15 to 10:15am Wednesday morning at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE.
Funeral Mass 11am Wednesday at Holy Child Parish, St. Maria Goretti RC Church, Runnemede.
Interment Greenmount Cemetery, Hammonton.
Donations may be made in Francis’ name to Gloucester Catholic High School, 333 Ridgeway Street, Gloucester City, NJ 08030 or to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital’s Cancer Research Department.
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