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Dorothy A. (Coyne) Francis

November 19, 1931 ~ July 27, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old


Dorothy Ann Francis, of Kane Drive, Marlborough, MA, died peacefully in her home on Thursday, July 27, 2023 at the age of 91.
She was born in Marlboro, MA on November 19, 1931, the daughter of the late Arthur and Frances Bekauski Coyne. She was the beloved wife of George P. Francis for 70 years. She graduated from St. Michaels’s Academy in 1949, and she attended secretarial school upon graduation.
In addition to being a wife and mother of five children, Dorothy worked with her husband performing many roles in the family businesses, Giombetti and Francis Pizza and The Andrea restaurant, including general manager, bookkeeper, and hostess. She was an avid Red Sox fan and enjoyed reading fiction and nonfiction, knitting, gardening, winters in Sanibel Island, and learning new things. She especially enjoyed cooking and creating recipes. Holidays with all of her children and their families were very important to her. She also enjoyed keeping up with extended family through email and the internet.
Dorothy is survived by her husband George of Marlborough and her children: Mary Ann Francis, Rosemarie Harris, Kathleen Francis and her husband David Knaack, George P. Francis, III and his wife Lorraine, and Robert Francis and his wife Natalie. Surviving grandchildren and their spouses/partners include Elaine Harris Smith (Ben), Laura Barrett (Michael Morgenfeld), Timothy Francis (Lisa), Melanie Briody (Chris), Molly Francis, and Michael Oatway (Ashley). There are also eight great grandchildren: Sadie and Emma Smith, Quinton and Tessa Barrett, Jack and Bennett Francis, William Briody, and Mackintyre Oatway. She was also the sister of the late Francis E. Coyne and Elaine Coyne-Greenleaf.
The family network of Coyne and Francis nieces, nephews, their spouses, and their children and grandchildren is expansive and she loved each of them.
Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, August 1, 2023, followed by a funeral service on Wednesday, August 2, 2023 at 11:00 am at Slattery Funeral Home., 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough, MA. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, 133 Wilson Street, Marlborough, MA.
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August 1, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Slattery Funeral Home, Inc.
40 Pleasant Street
Marlborough, MA 01752

Funeral Service
August 2, 2023

11:00 AM
Slattery Funeral Home, Inc.
40 Pleasant Street
Marlborough, MA 01752

Graveside Service
August 2, 2023

12:00 PM
Evergreen Cemetery, Wilson Street, Marlborough


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