April 9, 1931 ~ August 18, 2020

Born in: Rochester, NY
Resided in: Greece, NY

Edward E. Francis “Glam”

Greece:  Peacefully on Tuesday, August 18th surrounded by his family, Edward went home to be with his wife, Joyce M. Francis.  He is survived by his loving and devoted children, Mark (Joann), Michael (Lori), Lawrence, Julie (Douglas) Thurley; grandchildren, Vincent, Selene (Ryan) Clare, Heather (Mark) Gehan, Michael Bissanti., Douglas, Michael F. (Alyssa), Erin, Gabriella, Joe (Sarah), Jonathan, Jillian; great-grandchildren, Emmett, Killary, Alice, Averie, McKenna; Goddaughter, Karen Connor; many dear friends.

Edward was a proud veteran of the United States Air Force.  He was a retiree after 40 years as a Teacher at Greece Central School District.  He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Edward’s visitation will be held Friday, August 21st 4-7 PM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson 1075 Long Pond Rd. (Face Masks Required).  His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, August 22nd at St. Lawrence Church 1000 N. Greece Rd. Interment, Falls Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or Honor Flight in his memory.  For more information and to sign his online guestbook, visit www.meesonfamily.com


Visitation: August 21, 2020 4:00 pm - August 21, 2020 7:00 pm

Vay-Schleich & Meeson - Greece Chapel
1075 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626

Service: August 22, 2020 9:30 am

St. Lawrence Church
1000 North Greece Church
Rochester, NY 14612


Falls Cemetery
West Ridge Road
Rochester, NY 14626

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Edward E. Francis "Glam" 's name.

American Cancer Society / Rochester

1120 S. Goodman St. Rochester, NY US 14620

Honor Flight Rochester, Inc.

PO Box 23581 Rochester, NY 14692

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  1. I enjoyed working with Ed when I first started teaching. He was fun and full of life! Special thoughts and prayers to Julie, Selene, Vincent, and Michael. (Miss Braggins/Mrs. Ozuna)

  2. I enjoyed working with Ed when I first started teaching. He was fun and full of life! Special prayers to Julie, Selene, Vincent, and Michael. (Miss Braggins/Mrs. Ozuna)

  3. Mr. Francis was my 5th grade teacher at West Ridge School in Greece, I think. It sure looks like him. I don’t remember his first name, I didn’t think it was Ed, but I have to say, if it was, he was one of the best teachers I had. He had a way of bringing us quiet kids out of our shell. He loved Peanuts comic strip and his class did a play, using Peanuts characters. My name being Charlie, I played Charlie Brown. He was calling me that before the play was announced. It was amazing that I did that. That was so helpful in giving me confidence. I’ll always be grateful for Mr. Francis.

  4. Ed was my 2nd grade teacher 30 years ago. Even as a child, it was obvious that he was special. Very friendly, encouraging, understanding…and funny! You would never think to get out of line in class because you wouldn’t want him to think less of you. That’s how much we respected him. What a gifted man! Thank you, Mr. Francis & God bless.

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