Arthur Francis, 93, of Fort Street, passed away Wednesday April 27, 2016 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. He was the husband of the late Grace (Spagnoli) Francis. Born in Providence he was a son of the late Ernesto and Aldina Francis. Mr. Francis was a welder for Electric Boat before retiring. He was a Sargent in the Army during World War II. He was a decorated World War II Veteran who landed in Normandy and also fought in the Battle of the Bulge. Mr. Francis was also an avid duck pin bowler for over 70 years. He leaves one daughter, Shirley Emerson and her husband Roy of Rumford, one son, Richard Francis and his wife Karen of Warwick, six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. His funeral will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 AM in the PERRY-MCSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence. Burial with Military Honors will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours Monday 5-8.