Philomena Francis

Philomena Francis, 98, passed away on Tuesday, December 3, 2019.

She was the wife of the late Alfred Francis.

Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Antonio and Giovanina (De Cosmo) Carmone.

Mrs. Francis was a waitress for Giovanni’s and Fallstaff before working for Trafari as a solderer. She was a member of the Senior Citizens Center in Rehoboth. She had a passion for cooking and always made sure that everyone ate well.

She leaves one daughter, Phyllis Irons of Dighton, MA, seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Alfred R. “Ted” Francis, sister of the late Michael Carmone, Josephine Pinto, Albert R. Carmone, Sr., Maria Pontarelli, Martha Costa, Vincenza Verdecchia and Rafealla “Fay” Carmone and mother in law of the late George A. Irons.

 Her funeral and visitation will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM in the PERRY-MCSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Taunton Avenue, Seekonk. Burial will be held in Saint Ann’s Cemetery, Cranston.