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D'Andrea Bros. Funeral Home

99 Oak Street, Copiague, NY

OBITUARY

William Patrick Franklin

March 26, 1939June 10, 2020
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Mr. William Franklin, of Copiague, L.I., passed on Wednesday, June 10th at his home surrounded by his beloved family.

Bill, as he was known, was retired from FDNY after 34-years of service, most of them with Engine 88 in the Bronx. He was a Past Grand Knight of Our Lady of the Assumption Knights of Columbus.

Bill is survived by his beloved wife, Jeannie; and his children - Billy and his wife, Melissa, Jennifer, Susan Turner and her husband, Jim, Jamie and his wife, Christine, and Robbie and his wife, Leslie. He was a cherished grandfather to Danny, Dylan, Cody, Kellyann (Jared), Kirstie, Sarah Kate, Matt, Meaghan and Brendan. Also surviving is his brother, Joe (Kathryn) Franklin, and his sister-in-law, Anne Franklin. Bill is predeceased by his brother, Ben.

Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday, June 14th, from 2:00 - 4:30 and 7:00 - 9:30 p.m. On Sunday evening, Deacon Phil Mills will offer the Wake Service at 8:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, June 15th at 9:45 a.m., and interment will follow at 11:15 a.m. at St. Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale.

NOTE: New York State Social distancing mandates are in force. There is a maximum of 45 people permitted in the funeral home at one time. Masks are required to be worn while inside the funeral home.

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, June 14, 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Monday, June 15, 2020

  • Interment and Graveside Service

    Monday, June 15, 2020

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Frank Cuozzo

June 15, 2020


To the Franklin Family,
I was sorry to hear that Billy passed.
Due to the circumstances and the distance I will not be able to pay my respects in person.
Bill and i worked together for many years at Engine 88.
Since we retired it was always nice to see him at the luncheon in Rockland County.
We all remember him being the lead singer after a funeral.
We would meet and reminisce . Bill would lead us in song. The son we sang was from a Scottish Ballard "Will ye not come back again." If circumstances were different all of us from Engine 88 could bet together at the funeral home and be honored to sing it in memory of him.
Sincere condolences,
Frank Cuozzo

Jane Hamilton and Family HEDIVAN

June 15, 2020

We had some great trips Bill, THANK YOU. A real celebration in Heaven this day and you truly deserve your reward. Lots of love, Jane and family. xx

Kevin Grace

June 14, 2020

Billy you were one of the nice person I have ever met,proud to be a friend of yours.You were a loving Husband,outstand father and loving grandfather...your name shall live in Triumph by the Dawning of the day RIP Brother...til we meet again in better times and place.
Kevin Grace

Jack Mulvihill

June 14, 2020

I transferred from Manhattan to E88 in May of 1992. Bill was my first mutual partner in Da Bronx. So I didn’t get to work with him that often and that was the cost of doing mutuals with him. He was a real gentleman, and those who worked with him, say he was a heck of a nozzleman! After he retired he brought one of his grandson to the firehouse. A very nice boy with reddish hair. He must be in his twenties now. Rest in eternal peace Billy. Sending my prayers to his family

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