Emil J. Francione Jr.

Emil J. Francione Jr. went peacefully to meet our Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009, at the age of 78.

He was the beloved husband of Catherine Francione; father of Lawrence (Victoria), James (Cindy) and Mary Jo (Todd) Heyen; grandfather of David, Emily, Haley and Claire Francione and Megan and Kayla Heyen; brother of Rita (Homer) Blank, Terry (the late Gerald) Stehr; brother-in-law of Joanne (Doug) Byers and Fran (the late Robert) Hoyer. He was also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Betty (Leo) Gerger, and Mary Francione.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the 11:30 a.m. memorial Mass on Saturday, Sept. 12, at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 1755 N. Calhoun Road, Brookfield.

Emil was a man of compassion, discipline and integrity who deeply loved his family. We would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to Waukesha Memorial Hospital intensive care unit for their constant care and support.

In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Vincent De Paul Society would be greatly appreciated.