Marshall-Donnelly-Combs Funeral Home

201 25Th Ave North, Nashville, TN


Margaret Ann Francescon

3 December , 19339 May , 2019

Age 85. Passed away May 9, 2019. Survived by loving family. Husband--Samuel A. Francescon , Jr., Children--Steve Francescon (Pat), Bobby Francescon, David Francescon (Dawn), Susie Francescon Bateman, Sam Francescon (Judy), Danny Francescon (Ronnie), Chris Francescon (Kylee), Margie Francescon Grover. 21 grandchildren and 18 Great Grandchildren +1 due in August.

Visitation will be Tuesday, May 14, 4:00-6:00 pm in the Parish Hall—Christ the King School. Visitation 1 hr (9:30 am) prior to funeral mass which will be held on Wednesday, May 15 at10:30 a.m. at Christ the King Church with co-celebrants Fr. Dan Whitman and Fr. Dexter officiating. Burial will be held at 1:00 pm at Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. 7931 McCrory Ln. Nashville, Tenn.

Stephen Francescon, BJ Francescon, Buster Bateman, Ryan Francescon, Joseph Francescon, Isaiah Francescon, Jake Francescon, Daniel Francescon, Wesley Francescon, and Donald St. Charles will serve as pallbearers.

Bud Archie, James Kemo Howington, John Howington, Mike Howington, Dave Suchanick, Bill Howington, and Tommy Howington will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Family would like to thank the wonderful caretakers, Tiffany Gordon and Celina Arcega for all their love and support.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given to The Tommy Bateman Memorial Scholarship through The Community Foundation.


  • Visitation Tuesday, 14 May , 2019
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, 15 May , 2019


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Richard Hutchison, Jr.

15 May 2019

My mother Rose Marina Formosa always talked about how much she loved Margie Francescon and loved her Mother and Father. God bless all of you at the loss of your precious Mama. We lost our Mama Rose in May of 2018. You all are in our thoughts and prayers!

Eric Jones

14 May 2019

I'll never forget the time, must have been a Fourth of July, Chief picked up a snake at the the river, slung it around his head, and threw it at Aunt Margie and my Maw , who were both in reclining lawn chairs in the river. I never in my life saw either of the two move so damned fast.

Russ Young

14 May 2019

Margie was our Homecoming Queen, a Great Mother and a long time Friend! I have many great memories of interaction with the Francescon and St. Charles families. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

Toni Morris

13 May 2019

I have so many sweet and beautiful memories of Aunt Margie. Her sense of humor kept us all on our toes and her wisdom gave peace from painful past hurts and gave hope for present and future dreams. She truly had a knack of loving selflessly. She was the last of my daddy’s siblings to leave us and though this is a sad time, it’s also a time of thankfulness for having been blessed to be a part of such a loving family! ❤️ I will be eternally grateful! Until we see you again, Aunt Margie.....

Michael Francescon

13 May 2019

I will always remember my Aunt Margie as always upbeat & ready to laugh & have fun. She was always glad to see you & made you feel that. Uncle Sam & all the family are in my prayers.

Michael Francescon

Donna Francescon Hall

13 May 2019

One of my favorite memories of Aunt Margie was at my wedding when she planted a big kiss on my new husband, whom she had never met (and I have the picture to prove it!). Jim was a bit shocked but thought she was pretty cool. She was definitely a loving and fun-loving person and will be missed! Y'all are all in my prayers.

Donna Francescon Hall

Gerald Foley

13 May 2019

She would always make big grocery bags of popcorn for us when we were kids. Good stuff!

Nancy and Jim Langdon

13 May 2019

What a legacy Margie has in her wonderful family!
We have had the gift of knowing her and Sam plus Jim taught most of their children and grandchildren. A special lady!

Bonnie Foley Crain

13 May 2019

I knew Margie when I was in grade school and spent many a night there in her home with Susie. I thought then and do now, that Margie was the most fun loving, beautiful woman/mom I had ever met.
She always made me feel so welcome and I so enjoyed the times I had in their home. Her and Sam's friendship with my parents, to me, was quite special as well.
While her loss is huge and she will be so missed, heaven is so lucky to have her.
My sincerest sympathy to all of her family,
Bonnie Foley Crain 💜

Carolyn Ball

11 May 2019

I have too many memories of Margie to pick one. All I know is that somewhere she's shuffling cards and arguing with Joe Joe or Rena over who played what card, while Grandma's shoulders shake with laughter and Grandpa, Sonny, Tommy, Kay, Pete, Angie and Paul Wiley are discussing who will be forced to sit out next game. Without a doubt the best family ever!!!

My heart is with you Sam, Stevie, Bobby, David, Susie, Sammy, Danny, Chris & Little Margie

Love forever,
Kay Kay