OBITUARY

E. Gail Francesconi

May 27, 1953July 6, 2018
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E. Gail (Dawson) Francesconi, age 65, passed away July 6, 2018 in Akron Ohio.

Gail was born in Canandaigua, New York on May 27, 1953 and grew up on Seneca Lake, New York. She graduated from Romulus Central School in 1971 and attended SUNY Delhi where she graduated in 1973. Gail worked for Ohio Edison/First Energy for over 30 years, ending her career as a Purchasing Agent. Gail was an avid golfer, loved to read and go antiquing. Growing up she also loved to ride horses. Often, she would return to New York with her sons to visit family.

Gail was the daughter of Laurence and Edith (Griffiths) Dawson. Loving mother to David (Lindsay) and Michael Francesconi. Sister to Gretchen (Thomas) Dawson Jewell, Peter (Brenda) Dawson, and Susan Dawson. Grandmother to Dominic, Dawson, and Sloane Francesconi. Aunt to many nieces and nephews.

Memorial calling hours will be on Saturday, July 21, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Rose Hill Funeral Home 3653 W. Market Street, Akron, Ohio. Memories will be shared, followed by a small private graveside service.

The family asks that any donations made in her memory please go to the Alzheimer’s Association or The Village of St. Edward Nursing Care.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Saturday, July 21, 2018
REMEMBERING

E. Gail Francesconi

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Mitzi Watkins (Rainville)

July 19, 2018

Dear Gretchen and family,
I was so sad to hear of Gail’s passing. We had so many wonderful times together. I used to ride the bus home with Gail every week to go to GirlScouts at Mrs. Finaginns. Once Gail fell off her bike on one of those nights and we were the only ones at her home. I had to clean out the cuts.. it was awful. Gail had to go to the doctors that night and he asked who had cleaned it out... she said my friend.. he said it was a great job. I remember many fun camping trips together! We were cheerleaders together and we graduated from RCS in 1971 together. I am sad we did not see each other through the years but friends are friends forever and I will forever have wonderful memories of our years together as young friends.
May your memories keep Gail in your hearts forever.
Sincerely,
Mitzi

Connie Contant Knapp

July 18, 2018

Dear Gretchen, Peter and Susan,
I am saddened by Gail's obit in today's Finger Lakes Times. I have so many happy memories of Gail while on Virginia St and at your home on Seneca Lake. I vividly remember how much trouble we both got in after we ran back and forth across Virginia St. I remember visiting your new home after your move to Seneca Lake. Loved all the fireplaces in each room. I have moved back to Virginia St and find it funny that the new owners of your Virginia St home have a summer camp on Seneca Lake directly across the street from your Romulus home. Coincidence?? I often think of all the wonderful times we had as kids growing up together. Miss you all and send my deepest sympathy to you and all of Gail's family.
If you ever get back to Waterloo, please stop in at 156 to say hello.
Connie Contant Knapp

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