Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home

994 E Altamonte DR, Altamonte Springs, FL


Philomena Deolinda Francis

March 13, 1922January 11, 2020

Philomena D.Francis 03/13/1922

Philomena D. Francis, 97, one month away from her 98th birthday, of Casselberry, Florida, passed away on January 11, 2020. She was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts as were her 4 children. When her youngest was 8 years old, her and her husband and moved themselves and 4 children to Central Florida in the mid 1960’s. Philomena was a devout Catholic, you would always find her praying; she was a member of a local congregation but had been unable to attend church for the last 10 plus years. Even if she did attend she would rush home to watch the mass broadcast on tv. She also enjoyed knitting little hats for the newborns at the local hospitals, doing 1000 piece jigsaw puzzles and loved doing adult coloring. She recently binge watched 1933 Tarzan reruns for 3 weeks. She also watched Christmas movies and most Black & White love stories and dramas. She was predeceased by her husband, Milton and two sons, Dale and Richard, she is survived by her two daughters Donna and Paula. Donna and her husband have 4 children, 3 of whom are married and one engaged and have 13 grandchildren. Paula and her husband have 3 children, son Dale is survived by his wife and 4 children, son Richard is survived by his son. She loved family, especially grandchildren. She had a to-do list for everyone who came to visit and it had to be done before anything else in most cases. Phil, as she liked to be called, always tried to be the mature one or "Matriarch if you will" but liked to joke around and have as much fun as everyone else. too. She always had a smile on her face loved to talk to people including strangers about anything even like, "I love those slacks, where did you get them?" Then she was on a mission to get some. She always wanted things just so, and if they weren't in exactly the perfect spot she would move them. You are going to be missed so much mom, we love you to the moon and back.


  • Visitation Friday, January 17, 2020
  • Graveside Service Saturday, January 18, 2020


Philomena Deolinda Francis

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Terry Borton

January 14, 2020

In healthcare they say not to get attached to your patients.... Mrs Francis made that impossible. It was an honor and a privilege to have had the opportunity to care for her over the past 22 years. She was more than a patient, she became my friend and I considered her family.. I absolutely adored her. She was the kindest soul you could ever meet and I am a better person for having known her. Rest in peace my friend. I cherish the memories and will never forget you. Wishing hope, peace and comfort to her lovely family. Her legacy lives on through each one of you.

Leslie White

January 14, 2020

I’ve know Mrs. Francis for 22 yrs. She was such a wonderful woman. I would go to her house for lunch or just to visit. We would talk about her family especially her grandchildren, her cats and dogs, and her love of being Catholic. She would always tell me that she prays the Rosary for me every day. That meant so much to me. She would tell me she knew when I sent her cards cause of all the stickers I would place on the envelope. I was so glad I saw her two weeks ago in the hospital. I will miss her so much. I’ll miss the calls and just talking with her.
Rest In Peace sweet Mrs. Francis. I love you!