Obituary of Francis Stockbridge
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Leo Francis Stockbridge
1953 – 2023
Franklin Springs - Leo Francis Stockbridge, 70, of Franklin Springs, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Saturday, February 11, 2023.
Francis was born January 10, 1953 in Franklin Springs, the son of Robert and Hazel (Ankin) Stockbridge. He attended Clinton Central schools before entering the workforce. Throughout his career, Francis had been employed with Hamilton Digital, Marcy Psychiatric Center, and finally Morrisville State College, from where he retired.
Francis is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Gene Whipple, Waterville; two grandchildren, Taylor and Ty Whipple, Waterville; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert Seymour and Barb Stockbridge, Clinton; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Diane Hutchings, Franklin Springs, Sharon Reeves, Madison, Kathleen and Chuck Angier, Waterville; a very special niece (who spent the last several years helping and caring for Francis), Marie Buell, Oriskany Falls; as well as several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. He also leaves his longtime dear friend (who was also his aide over the last 6 months), Sandy Morris, West Eaton. Besides his parents, Robert and Hazel, Francis is predeceased by two sisters, Ellen and Penny; and his longtime girlfriend, Jo Cecilia Moore.
Francis’ family offers their thanks and heartfelt appreciation to the nurses and staff of the Waterville Residential Care Center for the care and kindness shown to Francis during his stay.
Family and friends are invited to A Celebration of Life in Francis’ memory, being held April 1, 2023 at 1:00 pm at the Helmuth-Ingalls American Legion Post #232, NY-12B, Franklin Springs. He was loved by many and we look forward to sharing the wonderful memories we all have of him. Interment will be held privately in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Clinton.
Arrangements are entrusted to R.P. Heintz Funeral Service, Inc., 10 East Park Row, Clinton. Online memorial and guestbook available at www.rpheintzfsi.com.