Antonetta 'Etta' Francis, 83, Warren


Mrs. Antonetta “Etta” (Murgo) Francis, 83, of 25 Terrace Ave., Warren, died peacefully Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, at St. Elizabeth’s Manor in Bristol, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Frank Francis.

Born and raised in Bristol, she was a daughter of the late Gaetano and Ermelinda (Cupolo) Murgo and had lived in Warren for 50 years. Mrs. Francis graduated from Colt Memorial High School in Bristol and worked for 25 years in Warren Building Inspector’s Office, retiring in 2002. She previously worked for the former US Rubber and Converse Rubber companies, both formerly in Bristol. She was a communicant of St. Alexander’s Church in Warren.

She leaves seven children, Joan E. Francis of Bristol, Ann Marie Roy (Dennis M.) of Barrington, Daniel F. Francis of Warren, Frank Francis Jr. of Bristol, Jane L. Francis of Barrington, and Joseph F. Francis (Jill Marie Cheetham) and Christine E. McGovern (Nicholas), both of Warren; two sisters, Philomena Pezzullo and Doris Moskala, both of Bristol; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, William J. and Gaetano F. Francis; and her siblings Paul F., John B., Rudolph M., Michael and Lucy E. Murgo.

Funeral services from the Sansone Funeral Home, 192 Wood St., Bristol were held Saturday, Oct. 6, with a Mass of Christian burial in St. Alexander’s Church, 218 Main St., Warren. Burial followed in St. Alexander’s Cemetery, Greenlawn Avenue, Warren.

For online condolences, shared memories, direction and information see


No comments on this story | Please log in to comment by clicking here
Please log in or register to add your comment

2016 by East Bay Newspapers

Barrington · Bristol · East Providence · Little Compton · Portsmouth · Prudence Island · Riverside · Rumford · Seekonk · Tiverton · Warren · Westport
Meet our staff
Mike Rego

Mike Rego has worked at East Bay Newspapers since 2001, helping the company launch The Westport Shorelines. He soon after became a Sports Editor, spending the next 10-plus years in that role before taking over as editor of The East Providence Post in February of 2012. To contact Mike to submit information, suggest story ideas or photo opportunities, etc., email