F. Robert DeFrancisco

Born: Fri., Jan. 28, 1944
Died: Fri., Jul. 17, 2020


Visitation

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Sat., Jul. 25, 2020
Location: Short, Williamson & Diamond


Funeral Service

11:30 AM Sat., Jul. 25, 2020
Location: Short, Williamson & Diamond


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DeFrancisco, Francis Robert "Bob" of Hopkinton entered into eternal rest unexpectedly on Friday, July 17, 2020. He was 76 years old.  Bob was born in Cambridge, the son of the late Frank DeFrancisco and Alice Butler. A self-made entrepreneur, Bob founded two telecommunication companies during his lifetime.  He was the loving husband of the late Arlene (Gilbert) DeFrancisco. The dear and devoted father of Kim Ishoo of Boston, Stacey Melin and her husband, Steven of Burlington, Nicole Higgins and her husband, Chris of Watertown, Juliet DeFrancisco of Boston and Alyson Schuster and family of New Hampshire.  Proud grandfather of Amanda and Angela Melin, Noah and Hannah Ishoo and Luke and CJ Higgins.  Bob is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Due to COVID-19, Bob's visitation and services will be for family in the Short, Williamson & Diamond Funeral Home, 52 Trapelo Rd., BELMONT, Saturday, July 25 from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m.  Interment private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Bob's memory to St. Jude Children's  Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105 http://fundraising.stjude.org/site/TR?fr_id=39300&px=6688740&pg=personal ; would be sincerely appreciated. swdfuneralhome.com

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