Joseph Robert Francisco, Jr.
September 21, 1978 – March 1, 2014
Joseph Robert Francisco, Jr., age 35, of Wilmington, DE passed away on Saturday, March 1, 2014.
Born in Wilmington, Delaware on September 21, 1978, Joey was a son of Joseph R. Francisco, Sr. and Doreen M. Stegura Ciaffi. He was a member of the Sanford School’s graduating class of 1997. Most recently, Joey was employed as a shop assistant for Cassidy Painting.
He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph, Sr. and uncle, Richard V. Francisco, Jr. He is survived by his mother and step father, Doreen and Gary M. Ciaffi of Hockessin, DE; siblings, Almondo Christopher Ciaffi of New York, NY, Alexa A. Ciaffi of Hockessin, DE, Nicole Votta of Newark, DE, Taylor Haas of Newark, DE, Alexander X. Francisco of Wilmington, DE and Jacob V. Francisco of Wilmington, DE; maternal grandparents, Theodore and Cecelia Stegura of Wilmington, DE; paternal grandparents, Richard and JoAnne R. Smith Francisco of Wilmington, DE; aunts, Charlene Saunders (Dr. Jonathan Saunders) and Kathleen Wheatley; uncles, William A. Francisco and Robert M. Williams; his faithful canine companion, Sir Chaucer; and many additional aunts, uncles and cousins.
Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 am on Friday morning, March 7, 2014, at St. Mary of the Assumption R.C. Church, 7200 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE, where a visitation will be held from 10 am until 11 am. Interment will follow in the Brandywine Baptist Cemetery, Chadds Ford, PA.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Delaware Humane Association, 701 A Street, Wilmington, DE 19801 or to Father Martin’s Ashley, 800 Tydings Lane, Havre de Grace, MD 21078.