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Paul Francis

Paul Francis Sr.

Saturday, April 14th, 1962 - Sunday, December 23rd, 2018
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Obituary

Paul Anthony Francis died December 23 in Roanoke, Texas. He was 56. Paul
was born in Brighton, Massachusetts on April 14, 1962 to John and Natalie
Francis. He grew up in Waltham, Massachusetts with his parents and two
brothers, Stephen and John. While growing up, his family made frequent
vacations to Martha’s Vineyard, where his parents later retired. While
growing up, Paul enjoyed fishing, skiing, and playing numerous other
sports. After graduating from Waltham High School, he moved to Texas to
attend school at the University of Texas at Arlington. At school he met his
wife, Laura Francis. They had four children together, Paul, Allison,
Claire, and Kathryn. Paul had a highly successful career in the automotive
retail industry that spanned over thirty years. He spent time as a
salesperson, sales manager, and general manager of numerous dealerships. In
these roles, he was a highly respected leader, mentor, and friend.
Throughout his life, Paul’s favorite activity was visiting Martha’s
Vineyard with his family. Almost every summer, he would take his family to
join his brothers, their families, and his parents to the places he loved
so much as a child and teenager. On these trips, he loved to fish, cook on
the beach, swim, and play games. When not on the Vineyard, Paul spent much
of his time off swimming and grilling burgers for anyone who happened to be
visiting that day. He was always the biggest fan at all of his kids’ games
and academic events. At all times Paul was committed to the wellbeing of
his four children, his immediate and extended family, and his ever-growing
group of friends that he never failed to keep in contact with. Paul was
warm, welcoming, outgoing, driven, and a genuinely fun person. He will be
greatly missed and happily remembered.

Paul is survived by his children, Paul Francis, Allison Vukovich and
husband Tommy, Claire Francis, and Kathryn Francis, his brother, Stephen
Francis and wife Carol, his niece, Emily Francis, and his nephews, John
Francis and John Adiletto. Paul was preceded in death by his parents, John
and Natalie Francis, brother, John Francis and wife Kim.

There will be a visitation for Paul from 6-8 pm Monday, January 7th at
Skyvue Funeral Home. There will also be a memorial service at 10am
Tuesday, January 8th at the Skyvue Victoria Chapel. To share a memory or
offer condolences, please contact Skyvue Funeral Home to get in touch with
Paul’s family.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, January 7th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Monday, January 7th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Skyvue Funeral Home
    Address
    7220 Rendon Bloodworth Rd
    MANSFIELD, TX
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    Skyvue Victoria Chapel
    Address
    7220 Rendon Bloodworth Rd.
    MANSFIELD, TX
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Memorial Service:

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Monica L Brunaccini

Posted at 11:13am
I was so deeply sad to hear of the passing of Paul. He was a dear and cherished friend in my childhood and I have very fond memories of him and his family. We lost touch over the years and I was trying to locate him. How sad to hear he is no longer with us. This picture captures his wonderful smile, sincere eyes and deep concern and care for others. My deep condolences to his wife, children, brother Stephen and extended family. May you rest in peace my friend. Love, Monica
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Dan Agnew

Posted at 10:04am
As I was out of town, I just heard of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I had the pleasure to work with Paul for a number of years and appreciated his positive upbeat leadership. Frequently, he recounted stories about you, his family and his pride shown through. We will all miss Paul. Dan Agnew
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The Burnett's

Posted at 03:38pm
Paul, we're thinking of you. We're heartbroken about your Dad and hope you are surrounded by family and friends to celebrate his life.
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Leica Biosystems

Posted at 10:01am
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John Adiletto, Emily Francis and John Francis

Posted at 12:09pm
With sympathy. Uncle Paul will be missed.
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