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Francis J. Regan

1940 - 2021

Canton, New York


Francis J. Regan, 80, of Canton, passed away Friday evening, March 5, 2021 at the Canton-Potsdam Hospital after being diagnosed with stage 4 brain and lung cancer a short time ago. His loving wife, Myrtle was by his side.

Francis was born May 1, 1940 in Potsdam, New York, the son of Michael E. and Evelyn (Brothers) Regan. He graduated from Colton-Pierrepont Central School in 1958. Then served in the US Army for two years. He...

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Dave and Sandi, Chad, Jason, and Caitlin

March 23, 2021 3:20 PM

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Kimberly Basford

March 16, 2021 9:07 AM

Dear Toody, We are saddened to hear of Francis’ passing. He and you are two of the kindness people we have ever met. Our son commented that he has only fond memories of Francis while attending Canton Central and saw him as a truly kind man. Everyone loved him. We are sorry for your loss and hope you are well and supported during this difficult time. Kim and Steve Basford family.

Susan Hayden

March 14, 2021 2:35 PM

Dear Myrtle and Scott,
Deepest condolences to you.  Along with so many, I have many fond memories of Francis.  In many ways, he was  the most important person in the building, teaching everyone he encountered the value of kindness, patience, problem-solving, humor, and the power of a beautiful smile.  
So grateful to have known him,
Sue Hayden

Stephen Majer and Lori Tiernan

March 13, 2021 9:06 PM

Myrtle and Family: 
We are so sorry for your loss.  We have fond memories of Francis from when we were in high school.  Our thoughts are with you at this time .
Stephen Majer and Lori Tiernan

Michele (Missy Toomey) Primeau

March 13, 2021 2:43 PM

My sincere condolences to the families. Uncle Francis is what he became to me and my family before my family married into his family.  So very many fond memories! REST IN PEACE 

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