Katherine H. Francis
SOUTH WINDSOR, CT - Katherine H. Francis, 98, of South Windsor, wife of the late Alexander S. Francis and Matriarch of the Francis/Hutnak families, passed away, Thursday December 12, 2013, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in East Douglas, MA, daughter of the late John and Katherine (Gallik) Hutnak, she lived in Nasonville, RI and Thompson, CT moving to South Windsor 8 years ago where she treasured her years at Berry Patch. Hardworking, she was employed by the Levy Textile Mills, Nasonville, RI and retired as a nurse's aide at Zambarano Hospital, Pascoag, RI. Katherine was an independent, generous, and honest woman who grew up during difficult times and learned how important her family was. She was artistic, loved gardening, and was an avid NASCAR fan. She enjoyed traveling especially trips to FL, CA, and HI.
She leaves her daughters Evelyn (Charles) Lyons of South Windsor and Loretta Weatherwax of Dudley, MA; brothers Fred (Arlene) Hutnak of Uxbridge, MA and Vincent (Uta) Hutnak of Pullman, OR; two sisters Mary Cardillo of Johnston, RI and Helen (John) Ammerman of Nasonville, RI; grandchildren, Kathleen Mucha of East Hartford, Susan Davis (Neil) of North Kingston, RI, Carolyn Stone of Shrewsbury, MA, Karen Lyons, Diane (Dennis) Hill of Millbury, MA, Shawn McGuill of Ellington; and Lisa Weatherwax of Washington, DC; great grandchildren Alexis Stolarun, Zachary Stone, and Corey Davis; and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband she was predeceased by brothers John and Joseph Hutnak, Joseph Gallik, and grandson- in- law Mark Mucha. Her family would like to offer a special thank you to the staff at Fox Hill for their exceptional care.
Katherine's family will receive friends Tuesday, Dec. 17th from 4-7 pm at the Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home, 419 Buckland Road, South Windsor. A graveside service will be held Wednesday 11 am at St. Teresa Cemetery, (Burrillville), Nasonville, RI. Contributions may be made to either the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Rd., Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814 or a charity of the donor's choice. For directions or condolences please visit