In Loving Memory of Frederick F. Franceschelli

Frederick F. Franceschelli

Frederick F. Franceschelli

Archbald, PA May 5, 1956 ~ June 14, 2016 Date of Service: June 18, 2016

Frederick F. Franceschelli,60, Archbald, died Tuesday at home. He and his wife the former Gale Sowden had celebrated their 25th Wedding Anniversary on March 18th.

Born in Scranton and raised in Dunmore, Fred was the son of Evangeline LaBree Franceschelli of Dunmore and the late John A. Franceschelli, Jr. who died in 2012. He was a graduate of Dunmore High School Class of 1974 and then entered the U.S. Army after graduation. He served honorably during the Vietnam War. Upon returning home he attended the University of Scranton where he obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. He was employed at Gentex Corporation for many years and prior to that was employed at Tobyhanna Army Depot.

Fred was a member of the Knights of Columbus having achieved the status of Fourth Degree. He was an Eagle Scout from Troop 99 at All Saints Church in Dunmore and was a member of the Disabled American Veterans Dunmore Chapter 23 Forget Me Not. He was a Volunteer Firefighter and Past President of the Meredith Hose Co. in Childs. Fred and his wife Gale have fostered 72 children over the years.

Also surviving are two daughters, Amanda Price and her husband Paul, Carbondale, and Megan McMullen, Archbald, four sons, Sean McMullen, Archbald, Christopher DeCresenza, Tunkhannock, Freddie Franceschelli, Archbald, and Braydon Franceschelli, whom was more of a son than a grandson to Fred, a brother John Franceschelli III and his wife Karen, Farmington, MN, three uncles, Col. Ivan LaBree, Agusta, ME, Albert Nozzi, Penfield, NY, and Robert Repass, Summerville, SC and three aunts, Freda Avery, Union City, GA, Verna Repass, Summerville, SC, and Dorothy Franceschelli, Madison Township, six grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The funeral will be Saturday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc. 318 East Drinker in Dunmore with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30AM in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Smith Street in Dunmore. Interment will take place in Mount Carmel Cemetery in Dunmore.

Friends may call Friday from 4PM-7PM.

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barbara emma shaffer
Posts: 3
sorry for your loss- i knew freddie jr in school
Reply #3 on : Fri June 24, 2016, 16:14:01
im very sorry to hear about your loss, Freddie:( I wish I met him and I remember you from school:) my boyfriend john brought the paper over for me to read and I saw it in the paper. we are both disabled and are clients of the Scranton Counseling Center now. im the machine shop tour assistant at Steamtown NHS, Scranton. Im divorced from rich- he deserted me and it was a bad situation. He joined the Lakotas in South Dakota. It was a mess. I hope you are going to be OK and I will think of you and I hope to see you soon:) im on facebook- friend me:)
Denise Lightell
Posts: 3
Reply #2 on : Thu June 16, 2016, 22:29:46
Although I had the misfortune to only meet you once, I found you to be a warm, caring, and humorous gentleman. I wish I had gotten to know you better. Condolences to the family and RIP Fred.
Gene Cavanaugh
Posts: 3
Fred Franceschelli
Reply #1 on : Thu June 16, 2016, 08:45:42
So sad to hear of an old friend from a long time ago to leave us so soon. I am overwhelmed at all the successes in Fred's life! He is leaving us with a stellar reputation and full of pride for a great life! My sympathy and my gratitude for being associated with such a great guy!