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Francis H. White III, age 65, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 30, 2022, surrounded by family. Born in Norwood, Massachusetts on June 11, 1956, he was the son of the late Francis H. and Ruth M. (O'Brien) White. He was raised in East Walpole, Massachusetts, where as a young boy, he could be found running around one of his favorite places, Bird Park. Upon entering Walpole High School, Fran found his niche as a two-season athlete, playing both football and baseball, before graduating with the Class of 1974. Fran established his career in the gas utility industry working for Heath Consultants, Boston Gas, and finishing out his career at NEUCO Inc., where his coworkers quickly became lifelong friends.
Fran married his “first wife”, Diana M. Brown, on April 15, 1984, and settled in Walpole, where they raised their three children, Jenna, Christine, and Johnny. He was a longtime member of the Foxboro Country Club where he was able to achieve his goal of becoming a single handicap. Fran could often be found working in his backyard, creating a beautiful space for his family and playing with his grandchildren. His love of music was ever-present throughout his life and a passion that was passed on to his kids. Above all else, Fran was the happiest when he was with his family.
Loving husband of Diana M. (Brown) White.
Devoted father of Jenna Brown and her husband, Raul, of Dorchester, Christine White and her husband, Robert Norberg Jr., of Quincy, and John White of Wrentham.
Cherished “Pops” of Austin Brown, Cammie Brown, Lina Brown, Leo Norberg, Ty Brown, and Duggan Norberg.
Devoted son of the late Francis H. and Ruth M. (O'Brien) White and son-in-law of Georgiana Brown and the late Jack Brown.
Brother of Christopher F. White of Huntsville, Texas, Kathleen A. O'Neill and her husband, John, of Watertown, Connecticut, Betsy A. Morris of Walpole, and John J. White and his wife, Paula, of Scituate.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend Fran's Life Celebration on Sunday, June 12, 2022, from 2 to 5 PM in the James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home, 48 Common Street, Walpole. Drinks, food, and laughter - at Franny’s expense - will follow at the Lafayette House, 109 Washington St, Foxborough.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Home for Little Wanderers, c/o Virginia Tracey, 761 Main Street, Walpole, MA 02081.
Sunday, June 12, 2022
2:00 - 5:00pm (Eastern time)
James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home
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