Francis R Sloan Sr., 98, of Marlborough
Marlborough – Francis R Sloan Sr., 98, of Marlborough and formerly of Framingham, died Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at MetroWest Medical in Framingham. He was the husband of the late Gerry (Webb) Sloan, who died in 1993.
He was born and raised in Framingham, the son of Homer A. and Hannah L. (McGrath) Sloan. He was a graduate of Framingham High, and worked in the Framingham school department maintenance section.
Fran served with the US Army during World War II with the 9th Coast Artillery in Boston and Newburyport. He later was reassigned to a gun crew with the newly formed 548th Field Artillery Battalion and shipped over to Scotland. The 548th then headed for France giving fire support for the ground troops as they headed for Germany and into Berlin.
He leaves three sons, Francis R. Sloan Jr. of Framingham and Kenneth J. and Jeffrey S. Sloan, both of Marlborough; a daughter, Missi (Sloan) Borges of Ashland; two granddaughters, Jennifer A. Lecesse and Lynnet Jo-Ann Sloan; and two great-grandchildren, Sophia Rose and Michael Francis Lecesse.
A private family service is planned. Any flowers may be sent to the VA hospital in Chelsea. Arrangements are under the direction of the Fitzgerald & Collins Funeral Home of Marlborough. All are invited to sign Francis's online guestbook at www.CollinsFuneral.com.
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