Enrico ‘ Hank’ Franceschelli, 86 of Auburn passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 14,2020 at Auburn Community Hospital.
He was born in Geneva, Ny the son of the late Rocco and Rose DeLizzio Franceschelli and has resided most of his life in Auburn. ‘Hank’ or Henry as he was affectionately known by his family and friends was a Korean War veteran having served our country proudly in the Marines. Hank retired from New Process Gear in Syracuse after more than 30 years of service. He was a former communicant of Sacred Heart Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus. Hank loved being outdoors, especially fishing and relaxing on his boat . He also enjoyed an occasional trip to one of our local casinos. Above everything, Hank cherished the time spent w his family and will be sadly missed by all of them .
He is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Helene ( Driscoll) Franceschelli of Auburn, his children Michael( Melissa) Franceschelli of Cortland, Jeffrey Franceschelli of Oneida, Christopher ( Kara Sobus) Franceschelli of Auburn, Carol ( Tom ) Gough of Horseheads, Steven ( Angi) Franceschelli of Corning, step- children Melinda ( Barry) Waters of FL., Richard ( Susan) Driscoll of Victor, Thomas ( Pamela) Driscoll of Auburn, Patrick ( Kerry) Driscoll of Ohio, Maggie Driscoll of FL., Daniel ( Michelle Vasile) Driscoll of Auburn, a brother Anthony Franceschelli of Auburn, numerous grandchildren as well as several nieces, nephews and other extended family members.
In addition to his parents he was also predeceased by his first wife Kathryn ‘Kate’ ( McKay) Franceschelli, a sister Pauline LeGrett and brother Santo ‘ Woody’ Franceschelli.
A private service will be held this week in Pettigrass Funeral Home . Burial in St. Joseph’s Cemetery will also be held at the convenience of the family.
Any contributions that are made in Hank’s memory, please donate to a charity of one’s choice.
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