Francis J. Pollizi, of Hornell

Francis J. Pollizi, of Hornell

Hornell-Francis J. Pollizi, 77, of 106 Hornell St., Hornell, died early Monday morning (July 28, 2014) at his home, following a brief illness.

Born in Hornell on March 8, 1937, he was the son of Anthony & Rose (Changose) Pollizi.

Francis grew up in Hornell and attended Hornell High School. He was employed for 52 years in many capacities at the former Stern & Stern Industries, retiring in 2008 as a weaver.

He was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Parish and a communicant of St. Ann’s Church where he served as an usher for many years. For 10 years, Francis volunteered his time at the annual Thanksgiving Community Dinner at Billy Schu’s Restaurant.

Francis will be remembered as a true “Family Man”. He was a caring and devoted husband, a loving father, grandfather & great-grandfather. He was extremely proud of his entire family and in recent years took great joy in his grandchildren & great-grandchildren. He always had a smile on his face and never had a cruel word to say about anyone. He will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.

In addition to his parents, Fran was preceded in death by his brothers-in-law, Gary Norton and Richard Norton.

He was married on May 4, 1956 to the former Barbara Norton who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons, Michael (Kelley) Pollizi of Hornell, Thomas (Margaret) Pollizi of Rochester and Timothy (Becki) Pollizi of Canisteo; 4 daughters, Deborah Stauffer of Ft. Myers, FL, Rose (Richard) Bartlett of Hornell, Mary Houghtaling of Hornell and Lori (Mark) Corso of Arkport; 1 sister, Carol (Mike) Terrigino of Rochester; his in-laws, Sandy & Joe Morey of Arkport, Jackie & Harry McChestney of Susquehanna, PA, Patricia Norton of Dansville, Nancy Norton of Scio and John & rose Hendrickson of Susquehanna, PA; 19 grandchildren, Anthony Pollizi, Joseph Pollizi, Sydney Pollizi, Melissa Stauffer, April Wheeler, Amanda Huckabee, Nicole Hayes, Shelby Bartlett, Jeremy Pollizi, Steven Pollizi, Rochelle Houghtaling, Ryan Pollizi, Brittany Pollizi, Justin Pollizi, Brooke Lovell, Brandon Pollizi, Bethany (Joe) Gayhart, Brandon Mills & Zack Mills; 7 great-grandchildren; several nieces & nephews.

The family of Francis J. Pollizi will receive friends on Wednesday from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 10:00 AM at St. Ann’s Church with final interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Francis’ family request that memorial contributions in his name be made to Care First Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830. Memorial forms will be available at the Dagon Funeral Home.

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