In Cheshire, Nov. 29, 2000, Francis A. Hunt, 97 of 148 Atwater St., West Haven, he was the husband of the late Florence Bailey Hunt. Father of Martha Brown of Prospect, Paul W. Hunt of Cheshire, Joel F. Hunt of Stratford and brother of Rowland H. Hunt of Madisonville, TN. Also survived by 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. He was born Nov. 3, 1903in Coventry, England a son of the late Alfred H. and Martha D. Smith Hunt and was a resident of West Haven for 75 years. Prior to retirement he worked as a lab technician for Yale University. He was a 61 year member of the First United Methodist Church in West Haven. Funeral service will be Monday, Dec. 4 at 10 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, West Haven. Friends may call Sunday from 3 - 5 p.m. at BEECHER & BENNETT TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME, 410 Campbell Ave., at Court St., West Haven. Interment in Beaverdale Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, Memorial Fund, 89 Center St., West Haven 06516.

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  1. Grandpa Hunt was one-of-a-kind! He was a joy to be with..loving, unselfish and fun. When he was asked, .How are you doing, Dad?. he would always answer, .I\’m fine! Why wouldn\’t I be? ALL my family takes such good care of me!.

  2. I will never forget the times we had togetherand what a great man you were!! I\’m glad my daughters got to know you grandpa!

  3. I\’m sorry that I was never able to meet you, but the letters and cards you sent will always be treasured. restin peace and God bless.

  4. Sending our condolences to the family. We never met Francis Hunt, but know and love Martha and Bill. (Marshall is a first cousin of Bill\’s). Having shared family notes, we have the genealogy of Martha as far back as Edward Eli Hunt, and also her family lines of Bailey, Gunn, Haney, Potter, and others. Please e-mail Marshall if you would like to have this information.

  5. Sending our condolences to the family. We never met Francis Hunt, but know and love Martha and Bill. (Marshall is a first cousin of Bill\’s). Having shared family notes, we have the genealogy of Martha as far back as Edward Eli Hunt, and also her family lines of Bailey, Gunn, Haney, Potter, and others. Please e-mail Marshall if you would like to have this information. (UPDATED EMAIL ADDRESS, JAN 2003)

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