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Gerald J. Francia

February 26, 1945 — January 6, 2018

Gerald J. Francia, 72, of Monessen, died on Saturday Jan. 6, 2018 in U.P.M.C. Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born on February 26, 1945 in North Charleroi, the son of the late Arthur Francia and Helen (Rapsack) Francia, who survives of Monessen. Gerry was a resident of the Monessen area most all his life, a 1963 graduate of Monessen High School, and received his accounting degree from Penn State University. He was co-owner of J.A. Trucking, Inc. Gerry was a member of Epiphany of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church and the Italian Society of Mutual Aid. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 52 years, Victoria (Trilli) Francia, two daughters, Jodi (Daniel) Garzarelli of Rostraver Twp.; Michele (Scott) Antonio of Monessen; five grandchildren, Dangelica and Michael Garzarelli, Alexandra, Nico, and Gionni Antonio; two brothers, Dr. Arthur J. Francia of Houston, TX, Jeffrey (Connie) Francia of Monessen; a sister, Barbara (William) Saxberg of West Newton, and by nieces and nephews. Private family visitation and services, officiated by Fr. Michael J. Crookston, were held Tuesday in Dalfonso-Billick Funeral Home Inc. and Cremation Services, 441 Reed Ave. Monessen. Condolences accepted for the family at

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