Frank “PawPaw” Franchina
January 24, 1936 - August 30, 2020
Loving Husband, Father, and PawPaw. Frank entered into heaven on Sunday, August 30, 2020, surrounded in love with his adoring family, at the age of 84. Devoted husband of the late Carleen Hooge Franchina; loving father of Kevin Mark Franchina (Kesha Ann Franchina); and proud PawPaw of Ashton, Emma, and Holden. Son of the late Frank Franchina Sr. and Mary Scariano Franchina; brother of MaryAnn Franchina Gex and the late Joseph Franchina, Christine Franchina, Lena Franchina Sicard, Leon Franchina, Frances Franchina Baudot, and Louis Frank Franchina Sr. Frank is survived by his sister-in-law Margaret Delatte Franchina, as well as many nieces and nephews. Frank was a native of New Orleans, a lifelong resident of Harahan, and chose to live his last days as a Texan with his son, daughter, and grandchildren. Frank was a devoted Catholic and a lifelong member of St. Rita Catholic Church. Frank continued his education at Delgado Community College and studied engineering, and retired from Waldemar S. Nelson as an Engineer and Property Manager after 23 dedicated years of service. Frank was a strong, quiet, faithful, and God fearing man who is much loved and will be dearly missed until we are all together again.
Funeral services will be held at Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4900 Airline Dr. Metairie LA, on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 11:00 am. Visitation will begin at 9:00 am until service time.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Peterson Hospice by calling 830-258-7799, or Mass Intentions at St. Rita Catholic Church by calling 504-737-2915. Condolences may be offered online at www.gardenofmemoriesfuneralhome.com.
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