Funeral services for 68 year old Francis A. Brothers Sr., 145 Porter-Lynch Road, Norwood, will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Buck Funeral Home in Norwood with Rev. Msgr. Harry Snow presiding. Burial will be held in the Hale Cemetery, Norfolk. Friends may call at the Buck Funeral Home in Norwood on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mr. Brothers passed away Wednesday morning, Aug. 4 at his home surrounded by his family.
Francis is survived by his wife Esther, Norwood; his four sons, Alfred and Melissa , Dillingham, Alaska, Francis Jr., Norwood and companion Nannette Planty, James and fiancé Karen Sicard, Brasher and Thomas, Norwood; his daughters, Cora Brothers and fiancé Corey Sturgen, Moira and Anna Mae Miller, Dillingham, Alaska; twelve grandchildren; his mother, Lillian Brothers, Winthrop; his five brothers, Thomas and Sallie Brothers, Norfolk, Phillip and Lynn Brothers, Norwood, Michael and Joan Brothers, Norwood, Richard and Cynthia Brothers, Norwood and Edward “Tim” Brothers, Raleigh, NC; and his sisters, Cynthia Hake, Newcastle, PA and Mrs. Richard Syliva Andrews, Winthrop.
Born in Potsdam on August 2, 1942 he was the son to Alfred and Lillian Thomas Brothers. He married Esther A. Hiratsuka on Sept. 30, 1967. He worked as a self-employed logger. He enjoyed going to the races at Frogtown Speedway and was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying working in the woods, camping with his family and spending time with his grandchildren. Francis served in the U.S. Navy.
Memorial donations can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of the St. Lawrence Valley. Memories and condolences may be shared online atwww.buckfuneralhome.com . The Buck Funeral Home in Norwood is serving the family of Francis A. Brothers Sr.