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Beverly Francis

Beverly Francis

Beverly Cohen Francis died on Dec. 12, 2021. She was 97. A service was held Dec. 14, 2021 at Emanuel Cemetery, officiated by Cantor Elizabeth Sacks. Feldman Mortuary handled the arrangements.

Mrs. Francis lived in Schenectady, NY most of her life, before she and her husband Norman Francis moved to Denver in 2017 to be close to family. Mr. and Mrs. Francis were married for 73 years before Mr. Francis’ death in January, 2021.

Mrs. Francis grew up in Rochester, NY, and attended Brockport State Teachers’ College during WW II. She taught elementary school for eight years before focusing on raising her three children.

“She single-handedly managed the household, which was crucial, given that Norm was an absent-minded physicist,” her family said.

Mrs. Francis was an active member of Hadassah and sisterhood groups in Schenectady. “Beverly was ahead of her time,” added the family. “At 90 years old she mastered the use of an iPad and texted her grandchildren regularly until a few days before she died.”

Mrs. Francis is survived by her children Cynthia (Joe) Gensheimer, Karen (Dave) Maher and Martha (Mark) Fischer; and seven grandchildren.

Contributions can be made to the Beverly Francis Education Enrichment Fund at Congregation Gates of Heaven in Schenectady.

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