Attilio Angelo FRANCESCHINA

Male 1927 - 2016  (89 years)


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  • Name Attilio Angelo FRANCESCHINA  [2, 3
    • Attilio Angelo Franceschina ("Til") was born to Eduardo and Luigia Franceschina on May 22, 1927 in Minneapolis, MN before moving to Renton, WA in 1930. Til passed away peacefully surrounded by family on May 22nd, 2016, his 89th birthday.
      Til grew up on Talbot Hill in Renton and graduated from Renton High School. After high school Til joined the US Navy, serving from 1945 to 1947. He later attended the University of Washington be fore starting his lifelong career in the terrazzo, tile and marble business. He learned the trade from his father working at Northwest Marble and Terrazzo before joining General Terrazzo and Tile Company until he retired in 1993.
      Til met the love of his life, Jean, his partner of 59 years, while both were vacationing in Italy in 1955. His world revolved around family and friends. He was a loving husband, father and nonno and was grateful to share his life with his family, all living in the Seattle area and was involved in all of their lives. He set an example of hard work, integrity and honesty and was a great mentor for his sons and grandsons.
      Til and Jean cherished their time with close friends and neighbors enjoying potluck dinners, weekends away, and activities with families and he always looked forward to morning cups of coffee with close friends. He will be dearly missed by all those who loved him.
      Til is survived by his wife Jean and three sons, Steven (Darcy), Douglas (Lindsey) and Michael (Jennifer), four grandchildren, Brett, Kyle, Matthew, Nathan as well as his sister, Angelina Della Rossa and brother Edward (Gerry) and many nieces and nephews.
      There will be a celebration Mass at St. Anthony's Parish in Renton on Wednesday, June 1st at 10:30 am. Viewing will be at Greenwood Memorial in Renton on Tuesday, May 31st from 3pm to 7pm.
      Til's family wishes to thank Providence Hospice for the loving care and support provided in the final weeks of his life. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Providence Hospice, NW Parkinson's Foundation or a charity of your choice.

      Posted on Find A Grave originally created by Mr. Jean Coston [1]
    Born 22 May 1927  Minneapolis, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Census 1930  Living with parents in Great Falls, Cascade Co., Montana Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1940  Living with parents in Cedar River, King Co., Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 22 May 2016  Renton, King Co., Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I102208  Main Tree
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2021 

    Father Edoardo Antonio FRANCESCHINA,   b. 25 Apr 1893, Iron Mountain, Dickinson Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1970, Renton, King Co., Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Luigia Lucia PETRUCCO,   b. 16 Sep 1903, Cavasso Nuovo, Pordenone, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1998, King Co., Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 17 Jun 1924  [6
    Family ID F42267  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jean Claire MACKERT 
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2021 
    Family ID F42277  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1930 - Living with parents in Great Falls, Cascade Co., Montana Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S12321] Find A Grave: Obituary Notice for Attilio Angelo "Til" Franceschina.

    2. [S9882] 1930 Census Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana.

    3. [S10077] Ancestry.com: U.S. World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947.

    4. [S12319] 1940 Census Cedar River, King County, Washington.

    5. [S10554] Ancestry.com: U.S. Obituary Collection, 1930-Current.

    6. [S12292] Ancesty.com: Family Trees - Beltrame-Bullock-Furda-Hleba-Romesberg Family Tree by Amy Furda.