Philadelphia Inquirer & Philadelphia Daily News from 6/7/2006 - 6/8/2006


DANIEL FRANCIS, June 6, 2006, age 77. Loving husband of the late Clare McGehean; devoted father of Daniel (Mary Jo), Shawn (Kathy) and Kevin; brother of Grace; brother-in-law of Frank Bochanski; proud grandfather of Shannon Bretz (Matt), Danny, Mary Kate, Shawn, Erin Christopher, and Kristen. also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was in the U.S. Navy for 27 years, serving on more than 16 ships. While stationed in the Great Lakes Illinois, he organized and coordinated sailors to rehab and renovate an under privilege camp for boys directed by the Franciscan Fathers. A founding member of the Archbishop Ryan Quarterback Club. He was a 25 year Summer resident of Driftwood Campground, Clermont NJ and a member of the VFW Post 1963 Sea Isle City. Relatives and friends are invited to his Funeral on Saturday, at 8 A.M., BURNS FUNERAL HOME, 9708 Frankford Ave. (So. of Grant Ave.) followed by his Funeral Mass 9:30 A.M., St. Martha Church. Int. Resurrection Cem. Viewing Friday eve 7 to 9 P.M. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory to Navy Marine Corps Relief Society, 875 N. Randolph St., Suite 225, Arlington VA 22203, would be appreciated.