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The family has requested a Marine Corps League/Marine Corps presence at the wake and funeral. We are asking members to come out and support the family in their time of sorrow.
It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of Detachment Life Member Nunzio Franchi of Yonkers, who passed away on November 3, 2016 at the age of 90.
Nunzio was born March 3, 1926 in the Bronx, the son of the late Frank & Rose (nee DeFalco) Franchi. Nunzio proudly served his country in the Marine Corp during World War II. He was the beloved husband of the late Anita who predeceased him in 2002. Loving father of Linda (Gary) Roskoski, Frank (Michele) Franchi, John (Linda) Franchi & Paul (Annemarie) Franchi. He is also survived by his grandchildren LynnAnne Roskoski/Ludwick(John Wilson),Gary Roskoski (GJ) (Dominic) (Allison), Kenny (Hillary), Melissa & Alison, Christopher, Michael (Brianne), John ,Jr. (Katie) Franci, Margaret Ann (Brian)Scheidel, Nicholas, John,& Luca Franchi. He also leave behind his great grandchildren Garet, Nate, Grace & Charlie Ludwick, Holden, Grace & Marshall Roskoski, Noah & Lucy, John & Nicholas, Emily & Ashley, Anthony (AJ), & Samantha Franchi,& Lillian, Luke,& Cole Scheidel and his companion Rita Paradiso. Nunzio was predeceased by his brother and sisters Orienta, Lucretia, Helen and Ernest.
“ Your smile will forever be what we see, your laugh will forever ring in our ears. Wherever we are your love will remain in our hearts and no matter what life brings we will face it with confidence and succeed because of the pride you had. You were one of a kind and We were blessed to have called you Dad, Popa & Big Popa. I am sure Nani had a big plate of lasagna waiting for you last night. I am sure you enjoyed it and danced the night away with her. Love you and miss you already.”
Funeral Mass Monday 9:45 AM at St. Paul the Apostle Church, Yonkers with Interment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne. The family will be present on Sunday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM at F. Ruggiero & Sons, Inc., 732 Yonkers Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10704 (914) 375-1400 www.frswfh.com