M. Lynne Francis, 63, Portsmouth

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M. Lynne (Belmore) Francis, 63, of Rolling Hill Road, Portsmouth, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013.  She was the wife of John D. Francis.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children Jill Iannella of Bristol and Molly Hall of Arlington Va.; sisters Carol Glanville, Anne Luginbuhl and Clare Rumplik; brothers Norman Belmore and Charles Belmore; and her grandchildren Margaret, Megan, David and Ethan. She was the daughter of the late Norman and Margaret (George) Belmore.

Funeral services were held January 28 from the George Lima Funeral Home with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated by Rev. Richard Narciso in St. Mary’s Church.  Liturgical readings were by Clare Rumplik and Norman Belmore. The Prayer of the Faithful was read by Carol Glanville.  Offertory gifts were presented by John Francis, Jill Iannella and Molly Hall.  The eulogy was presented by Molly Hall and Jill Iannella.   Burial followed in St. Mary’s Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers were Joseph Brinza, Steven Rumplik Jr, Steven Teixeira, Matthew Belmore, Geoffrey Avila and Steven Merritt.

Memorial donations may be made to Newport Hospital Foundation, 11 Friendship St., Newport RI  02840.

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