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December 17, 2013

Doug E. Francisco

The Daily Star

---- — Doug E. Francisco

DELHI — Doug E. Francisco, 81, of Delhi, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, at O’Connor Hospital, Delhi, with his loving wife at his side.

He was born on March 21, 1932, in Hamden, the son of Alton and Deetta (Frost) Francisco. He married Cathy Cannistra on Sept 2, 1958, in Walton.

A lifelong area resident, Doug was employed as a supervisor for the Delaware County highway department for 37 years. A member of the College Golf Course at Delhi, he loved golfing, spending winters in Florida and most of all, spending time with his grandchildren and great-granddaughter.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Cathy Francisco of Delhi; son, Vernon and Cindy Francisco of Pottstown, Pa., son, Jeff and Jayne Francisco of Walton, daughter, Denise McGowan and Mike Hinkley of Treadwell, son, Brian and Lorraine Francisco of Delhi; grandchildren, Kaity (Justin) Pearce, Derek Francisco (Kaitlin Rosengrant), Meagan (Amanda) Francisco, Michelle (Felipe) Soto, Lindsey McGowan and Sean McGowan; great-granddaughter, Haley Soto; sisters, Hester Marshall, Alma Georgia, and Joyce and Bill Wilkow; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by three sisters, Wanda, Arlene and Jean; and three brothers, Lyn, Vernon and his twin, Don.

Calling hours will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 19, at the MacArthur Funeral Home, Delhi. A memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 20, at the United Ministry, Delhi.

Donations in Doug’s memory are asked to be made to Catskill Area Hospice & Palliative Care, 116 Main St, Delhi, NY 13753 or the Delhi Fire Department, P.O. Box 405, Delhi, NY 13753.

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Arrangements are by the MacArthur Funeral Home of Delhi.