Theodore G Francois Sr, 95, of West Haven, CT passed away on January 3, 2021 with his family by his side. Ted was born December 2, 1925. He was predeceased by the love of his life, Lucille (Babe) Stone Francois. Ted and Babe were happiest cooking large Sunday dinners for family gatherings. Ted was the beloved son of the late Dirk Francois of Rotterdam, Holland and Griejta (Kuklein) Francois of Amsterdam, Holland. Ted served in the Army Airborne 82nd Division in the European theater. Ted was also a West Haven Policeman and retired from the Regional Water Authority after many years of service. He was also a proud member of the Freemasons for 65 years.
He is survived by a daughter, Renee Bruneau of West Haven and two sons, Ted Francois Jr (Janet) of East Haven and Leonard Francois Sr (Stacey) of East Haven.
Ted has seven Grandchildren, Michael Bruneau (Chrissy), James Bruneau (Erika), Jeffery Bruneau (Jessica), Teddy Francois III (predeceased), Jacque Francois, Lenny Francois Jr. and Lauren Francois. Ted is also survived by seven Great grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Kyle, Hailey, Porter, Bennett, Bella and Brady. Poppy will be missed by all.
Ted was born into a large family with 13 children. Two passed very young and he is predeceased by Dirk, Alida, Johannas (Jack), Georgianna (Georgia), Philipus (Philip), Greta (Greet), Lutina (Lu), Lenny and Donald. He is survived by his younger brother William (Bill) of Guilford CT.
Due to increasing restrictions with the current pandemic, there will be no calling hours. A graveside service with military honors will be held at St Lawrence Cemetery, where Ted will be laid to rest alongside his loving wife Babe, Friday January 8, 2021 at 11:00 am in care of the Keenan Funeral Home in West Haven.
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