Condolence & Memory Journal

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. It was a pleasure to know him and I know he will be missed by many. My sympathy to all.

Posted by Nault Jill - Dunbarton, NH - Friend   October 16, 2018


Thank you Fran and Evelyn for welcoming me into your family in my younger years, Steve and Tina I consider my brother and my sister, many tears here for this loss.

Posted by Heidi Hannemann - Manchester, NH - Family Friend   October 09, 2018

I am so sorry to hear of Fran passing away,I have such great memories of him in my childhood years.l am sure that he will be missed by many.

Posted by Patsy Clang. Byrne - Manchester, NH - Family Friend   October 09, 2018

Sending our thoughts and prayers to the family. Enid and I enjoyed Fran's greetings in the morning when we walked in Flintlock... We will miss him!

Posted by Don & Enid Larsen - Dunbarton, NH - Neighbor   October 09, 2018

For the family, I am so sorry for your lose. He was one of my best friends thru high school. Always laughing and joking. The 60's were some of our best times ever. I do remember the family and how quickly the time has come and gone. We find peace that someday we will meet again. Gone for now but not forgotten. Love, Art.

Posted by Art Provencher - Franklin, NC - friend   October 08, 2018

So sorry for your loss. Roland and Judy (Bilodeau) Gosselin

Posted by judy gosselin - newfields, NH - Family   October 08, 2018

Our hearts are broken for the loss of a very special man. Gary and I enjoyed our visit to your home Aline and the tour of Fran's workshop. We send our love to you and your family.

Posted by Gary & Sue Powers - Weare, NH   October 07, 2018


Sending thoughts to the family of a man I only met once, but I feel I knew very well through the fine character of his son, Steve. Apples don't fall far from the trees, as they say, and Fran passed along some very admirable virtues to my good friend Steve. Peace to you all.

Posted by Daniel Wilson - LOWELL, MA - Family Friend   October 06, 2018

Fran, It was a pleasure on the tour you took my husband and I down in your work shop the day we dropped by to visit. My grandson will always cherish the train you made him. You and Aline were a match made in heaven. Rest In Peace Fran!

Posted by Ken & Lorraine Bergeron - New Boston, NH - Friend   October 06, 2018


Thank you for our two amazing children, and your beloved Aline, and for the friendship and love we all share. We will miss you, dearest Fran. Love, Evie and Hank

Posted by Evelyn Friedrich - PEMBROKE, NH   October 05, 2018

We loved Fran! He was such a great guy and was always so happy. He did some excellent work at our condominium and the outbuildings he built are still standing. We were so happy when he met Aline and they fell in love and married. I always thought of him because he always brought a smile to my face. May you Rest In Peace Fran!

Posted by Juliet & Wayne DiPietro - Manchester, NH - Friend   October 05, 2018


It is so hard to believe that this bright light has gone out here on earth. No doubt the stars will be so much brighter now. Fran can only be remembered as a smiling icon with a devilish glean in his eyes. So fortunate to have known him since we were in high school! He was as caring and giving then as he was to his last day. Our deepest sympathy to Aline, Steve, Tina, Evie, Joannie, Jerry and all of the family. He will leave a huge void. Love, Joan And Paul Porter

Posted by Joan Porter - Manchester, NH - Friend   October 05, 2018

Fran, thank you for building my dads (now mine) awesome garage, and deck. I'll always remember how you would come over to spend the day working on it, but would begin by spoiling and loving on Jasmine, my Springer, for 5 mins first. You told me--"She will bark and be crazy all day"...but "if I give her a little attention right off the bat, she just settles down and watches me as I work".

Posted by brian graveline - manchester, NH   October 05, 2018

Thank you for teaching me how to live, laugh, and love, and how being a good person is the most important thing in life. Love you, Dad, always...

Posted by Christine Gamlin - Daughter   October 05, 2018

Everyone has a Father.
Some people are lucky enough to have a 'Dad'.
I am one of the very, very blessed people who had a 'Bud'.
Our daily greeting, since my teens, has been "Hey Bud!"
I am going to miss my Bud.
To the man who taught me everything...thank you.

Posted by Steve Gamlin - Son   October 05, 2018


Aline, my deepest sympathy to you and your family....I will always remember "the whistler". With much love,

Posted by Marge McLaughlin - Londonderry, NH - Friend   October 05, 2018

Fran was one of the most up-beat guys around. His woodworking skills were astounding. I have many creations of his and cherish them.
This is indeed a sad time for Aline, Fran's family and all his friends.
I'm blessed to have known him.
Love, Lynn Ronalter

Posted by Lynn Ronalter - Windsor, VT - Friend   October 05, 2018

Love you Uncle Fran and thanks for all the wonderful memories. Paddle on my Friend, with your life jacket of course. Love you, Elaine and Lz

Posted by Elaine Burkham - Littleton, NH - Family   October 05, 2018