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Rebecca Francis

Rebecca "Mammo" Francis

Friday, May 9th, 1930 - Thursday, February 13th, 2020
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Obituary

Pleasant Point – Rebecca "Mammo" Francis, 89, passed away Thursday, February 13, 2020 surrounded by family at a Bangor hospital. Rebecca was born in Pleasant Point on May 9, 1930, daughter of John and Maria (Sockbasin) Dana.

Rebecca attended school in Pleasant Point and married Daniel Francis. While raising her children, she worked as a cook for St. Ann School at Pleasant Point and seasonal work making wreaths. Rebecca enjoyed traditional Native American arts, sharing her talent making baskets and braiding sweetgrass. She was an avid Bingo player and enjoying collecting nail polish, and playing cards and board games.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Daniel; her infant twins; a grandson George; great-grandson U-Neeq; and siblings, Peter, John, Evelyn, Viola, Mary, Ambrose, Noel and Eunice. Rebecca is survived by her children, John Francis Sr. and his companion Edna Francis, Carroll Francis Sr., Mary Deborah Baxter and husband Edward, Linda Lingley and husband James, Leonard “Itch” Francis and companion Mary Jo Bailey, Dean Francis, and Michelle Smiley and husband Gary; two grandchildren who she considered her own children, Craig Francis and wife Kelly and April Dullnig and husband Robert; a sister Annabelle Bassett; and 86 grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and one great-great granddaughter; and many Godchildren, nieces and nephews. Rebecca was the proud Matriarch of five generations.

Visiting hours will begin 10 a.m. Monday, February 17, 2020 at the Elder Meal Site, 2 Elder’s Way, Pleasant Point, until 9:30 am. Tuesday. Following the visitation, a Funeral Mass will be celebrated by Father Kevin J. Martin 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Beatrice Rafferty School. In lieu of flowers at this time, flowers will be accepted in Rebecca’s memory when her burial takes place during Indian Days, 1 p.m. Saturday, August 8, 2020. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, February 17th, 2020 |
    When
    Monday, February 17th, 2020
    Location
    Elderly Meal Site
    Address
    Bayview Drive
    Pleasant Point, ME 04667
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    Notes
    Visiting hours will begin 10 a.m. Monday, February 17, 2020 at the Elder Meal Site, 2 Elder’s Way, Pleasant Point, until 9:30 am. Tuesday
  • Funeral Mass

    Tuesday, February 18th, 2020 | 10:00am
    When
    Tuesday, February 18th, 2020 10:00am
    Location
    Beatrice Rafferty School
    Address
    Bayview Drive
    Pleasant Point, ME
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Father Kevin J. Martin
  • Interment

    Saturday, August 8th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    When
    Saturday, August 8th, 2020 1:00pm
    Location
    Pleasant Point Tribal Cemetery
    Address
    Cemetery Road
    Pleasant Point, ME 04667
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Kat

Posted at 06:45am
"Rebecca Francis" planted her strong Passamaquoddy Matriarch roots in Mother Earth and sowed many strong seeds that continue on......
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Fr. Kevin Martin

Posted at 05:10pm
Dear Family
May the God of Hope give you the fullness of peace, and may the Lord of Life always be with you. + Eternal rest grant unto Rebecca, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul, and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Niyalich
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Dawn Ruelle

Posted at 10:48am
My love and condolences to my nieces Dina and Jasmine,and nephews Domekin. Dana, Dustin and Dan Joseph, and their children my great nieces and great nephews and my brother in law Dean....may the ancestors guide her way home and may the Great spirit help all of you here through this sad time. I live you all so much and if you need anything I'm here always. Rest easy Mammo.
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Nancy Gillis Grant

Posted at 01:58pm
Rebecca was a wonderful woman, loved by many!! I knew her not only through bingo, but through her wonderful children!! She will be missed! RIP Rebecca!!
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