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Francis Russell Albanese, Sr.  

Francis Russell Albanese, Sr.

November 17, 1934 – November 6, 2013

Francis Russell Albanese, Sr., age 78, a lifelong Delawarean of New Castle, DE passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones in the comfort of his home on Wednesday, November 6, 2013.
Born on November 17, 1934 in Wilmington, DE, he was the son of the late Michael and Monnolia Albanese.
Franny dedicated 31 years with Phoenix Steel as a millwright. He later worked at Reliable Warehouse services for 10 years, as well as maintained a second job as a taxi driver. Franny had a strong work ethic and will always be remembered as a hard worker.
He was an avid Delaware Park horse racing fan and enjoyed visiting the slots, where he enjoyed meeting with his “posse” every day. In his spare time, he also enjoyed fishing and especially loved spending time with his grandchildren. As a gentle and kind man who would do anything for anyone, he will be dearly missed by all who were blessed to know him.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, George Anthony Albanese; two sisters, Laura Calloway and Betty Morley and a brother, Michael Albanese.
Franny leaves many fond memories to his four children, Francis R. Albanese, Jr., Elizabeth “Missey” Benson (Paul), Thomas G. Albanese and Annette M. Marcotte (Glenn); two sisters, Veronica Albanese and Tuzz Gibson; a brother, John Albanese; ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
A celebration of Francis’ life will be held 2 pm on Monday, November 11 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where friends may visit from 1:00 until 2:00 pm. Interment will be private.
Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 11 Independence Way, Newark, DE 19713.

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  1. francis r albanese jr, November 7, 2013

    love you pop.will always keep you close to my heart

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  2. Donna Willis Maniscalco, November 10, 2013

    Franny you will be sadly missed.

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  3. Denise willis read, November 10, 2013

    Franny, we grew up with you as our neighbor, loving friend,
    and a part of the family..
    you will be sadly missed we love you always….+

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  4. Mallory Read, November 10, 2013

    Franny.. Not only were you my lifetime neighbor but you were like a grandfather that lived right next door. Its going to be so weird not seeing you everyday backing into the driveway after your Delaware Park daily trip 🙁 I’m going to miss carrying your groceries in and checking your door to make sure you didn’t leave the keys in it..I’m going to miss you period. You being there is all I know. Love you Fran fly high and watch over everybody. no more pain.. rest peacefully! Til I see you on the other side xoxoxo.ps tell mom mom I love & miss her!

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  5. Jim and Linda Markle, November 11, 2013

    Dear Betty, Brittany and Family, We are very sorry for the loss of your Dad and Grandfather. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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