OBIT: Cecilia Franchina, 94, Worked at Library & WHS, Member of St. Pat’s

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Cecilia Franchina

Cecilia Franchina

Cecilia M. Franchina (Koresky) of Watertown, a retired WHS school secretary, died January 15, 2017 at the age of 94.

Mrs. Franchina was born and brought up in the West End of Boston. A Girls’ High and Boston Clerical School graduate, she was employed by the Army Corps of Engineers during WWII. After her marriage to Joseph in 1946, she moved to Watertown in 1951 and lived there ever since.

After the passing of her beloved husband of 66 years, Mrs. Franchina is survived by her two sons, Paul and Rose of Alabama, and Alfred and Cherly of Watertown; grandchildren, Christine (Brian) Fingado, and Sheila (Alan) Chandler, both of FL; great-grandchildren, Lauren, Hunter and Skylar; and extended family members Eric, Jolene, Molly and Monica; Shannon, Ryan, Arianna and Ryder; Travis; Mark; Michael and Trinity. She also leaves her sister, Dorothea Pastore of East Boston, along with many family members in Germany.

Mrs. Franchina worked for the Town of Watertown at the Main Library, the Health Department, and finally WHS, from where she retired in 1995, after 25 years. She was a lifelong member of St. Patrick’s Church.

Funeral from the MacDonald, Rockwell & MacDonald Funeral Home at 270 Main St. Watertown on Thursday Jan. 19, at 8 a.m., followed by Funeral Mass in the Church of St. Patrick, 212 Main St., Watertown at 9 a.m.

Relatives and friends kindly invited. Visiting hours Wednesday from 4-7 PM.

Interment Mt. Auburn Cemetery.

MacDonald-Rockwell- MacDonald

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