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Ronald Francesconi

Ronald A. "Rocky" Francesconi

Monday, October 17th, 1932 - Sunday, April 12th, 2020
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Obituary

COHOES Ronald “Rocky” Francesconi, 87, of Walnut St., died Sunday April 12, 2020 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Born and educated in Cohoes he was the son of the late Joseph and Zelinda Montanari Francesconi.

Rocky was employed for 35 years at Arcy Plastics in Cohoes and retired in 2008. He was a veteran of the US Army and serviced during the Korean War. He was a member of the Cohoes-Waterford Lodge of Elks and an avid Yankee and Giant fan. He enjoyed working with wood and playing golf and while his children were growing up he was active in their activities at school.

Survivors include his devoted wife Joan Davis Francesconi, his loving children, Linda M. Francesconi, Lisa Ann Archambeault, Lori J. Francesconi, Vincent J. Francesconi (Regan) and the late Anthony Francesconi and his daughter in law Amanda Francesconi. He is the brother of Leo Francisconi of Albany, Arlene Carnevale, Dianne Slater of Waterford, Dennis Francesconi (Carolyn) of Charleston, WV. A sister and 3 brothers predecease him. He is the proud grandfather of Garrett Archambeault, Tenner, Luca and Ronan Francesconi. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Private graveside services will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Waterford.

A Memorial Mass will be said at the conclusion of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, 1 Penny Ln, Latham, NY 12110.

Special thanks are extended to the nursing staff at Samaritan Hospital and Community Hospice
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Service Details

  • Service

    Location
    Saint Mary's Cemetery
    Address
    71 Middletown Road
    WATERFORD, NY 12188
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    Notes
    A Memorial Mass will be held at a date to be announced.
    Officiant
    Reverend David Kelley, OSA
  • Interment

    Location
    Saint Mary's Cemetery
    Address
    Middletown Road
    WATERFORD, NY 12188
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Affiliations

  • Army
  • Crucifix
  • Elks Lodge
  • NY Giants
  • New York Yankess

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Laurel Sheehy

Posted at 03:22pm
So sorry for your loss. Sincere sympathy to Arlene and all of your family. We shared many laughs and good times with Rocky & Marilyn years ago. God bless.
Sincerely,
Laurel & Bryan Sheehy
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Paul Perreault

Posted at 01:19pm
A good man from a great family.

Paul & Bobbie Perreault
 
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Vincent Francesconi Posted at 09:51am

Thank you. God bless
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Jim Halloran

Posted at 10:15am
So sorry to hear of Rockys passing He was a wonderful man. I knew him since I was a kid growing up on McElwain My sincere condolences for all the family. RIP Rocky
 
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Vincent Francesconi Posted at 09:51am

Thank you. God bless.
 
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Vincent Francesconi Posted at 09:51am

Thank you. God bless.
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Mary Ann Beaury

Posted at 11:22am
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of such a great man! He certainly left his mark on the city of Cohoes! I can still see him now sitting court side at a Cohoes High game letting the officials know what the right call should have been! Thinking of Rocky brings back so many fond memories of times spent in West End Park and at Cohoes High with his children! Another one of Cohoes’ finest has left us! Thinking of all of you!!
Mary Ann (Grennon) Beaury
 
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Vincent Francesconi Posted at 08:07pm

Thank you. God Bless
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David Berdar

Posted at 07:11pm
His bark was louder than his bite. I knew him since I was 5 years old. Very loving and compassionate. I will miss him terribly. Was like a Dad to me. All my love David Betdar
 
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Vincent Francesconi Posted at 09:16pm

Thank you. God Bless
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