Obituaries

Home: Salt Lake City, Utah
Death Date: January 22, 2017
Birthdate: March 10, 1931
Place Of Birth: Estes Park, Colorado
Service Information: Saturday, January 28, 2017 11:00 AM
Service Location: St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

Armond Gene Francone + Enlarge

"Miggs" 
Our loving father, grandfather, brother, and uncle, Armond Gene Francone, passed away at the age of 85 on January 22, 2017.   He was born in Estes Park, Colorado, on March 10, 1931, to Armond and Hildegarde Franciscotti Francone.  Because of his love of marbles as a child he was affectionately known as "Miggs" to everyone who knew him.

After graduating with a degree in Communications from Washington State University, he married his childhood sweetheart, Beverly Jean Hollingsworth, on August 30, 1953, in Coulee Dam, Washington, where they met as teenagers. She preceded him in death in 2006. 

After serving in the Air Force during the Korean War, Miggs carried on the family business with his father and brother, Jerry Francone, and installed beautiful terrazzo Italian marble floors that can be seen all over the western United States, including Utah.  He leaves behind his four children: Skip Francone (Shelly), Penny Bridge (Kenny), Kelly Francone (Dan Gimble) and Stacey Francone (Lorraine Ruiz), and his brother, Gerald Francone (Jeanne Zaelit). He had 7 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and several step grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. He was a member of St. Ambrose Church for many years.

Miggs left laughter in his path wherever he went.  He had a quick sense of humor and anyone who knew him has a funny "Miggs" story to tell.  He loved his family, the New York Yankees, vanilla ice cream, and Hershey bars. We will greatly miss him, his humor and his kindness.

 A viewing will be held on Friday, January 27th from 6:00-8:00 p.m., where Recitation of the Holy Rosary will begin at 7:00 p.m. at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church, 1375 Spring Lane, Salt Lake City. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, January 28th at 11:00 a.m., also at St. Vincent's.  He will be entombed at Wasatch Lawn with his wife, Beverly.  Special thanks to the Hospice ladies, Ellen and Heidi, who enriched the last year of his life.

In lieu of flowers his children ask that donations be made to the Utah Food Bank in his name.     

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