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Francis J. Racine
BURRILLVILLE- Francis J. Racine, 88, resident of Pascoag, died July 10, 2012 at the Providence VA Medical Center in Providence.
He was born in Pascoag RI, a son of the late Andrew & Olive (Vanasse) Racine.
He worked for the Worcester Textile Co. in North Providence for 20 years as a supervisor retiring in 1986; previously he worked for the Whitins Machine Co in Whitinsville MA. He was an army veteran of WWII where he served in Germany. He lived most of his life in Burrillville previously he lived in Greenville.
He is survived by his daughters, Jill Racine of NC, Sharon McDonald-Davies and her husband Donald of Pascoag with whom he lived and Tina Burnham of CT, grandchildren, Christopher Colonair, Tyler Burnham, Captain Patrick McDonald USMC, and his grand triplets, Emma, Abigail, and Benjamin McDonald. He is also survived by two sisters, Esther St. Pierre and Alice Taillon. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his brothers Andrew, Wallace,Henry, Theophile, and Napoleon, Racine and sisters Olive Demarse, and Helen Morin.
His funeral will be held Saturday at 9:30 from the Brown Funeral Home 1496 Victory Hwy. Oakland with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 in St. Josephs Church. Burial with military honors will follow in St. Patricks Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Friday from 4pm until 7pm.