Francis E. Johns

francis johns
In Wallingford, April 25, 2002, Francis E. Johns, 78, of Kondracki Ln., Wallingford formerly of Hamden. Father of Veronica Holcomb of Staten Island, NY, Brenda Fortes of New Haven and Keith D. Johns, D.D.S. of Hamden, also survived by four grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother Vernon Johns. He served in the U.S. Navy during WW II. He was a machine operator at Olin Corp. for 30 years retiring in 1977. Funeral service will be private. Arrangements under the direction of BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden.

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  1. Frank & Mae were my first landlords, in 1996, at 70 St. Mary Street, Hamden. I recall that Frank was working at Winchesters and he asked me if I had ever been trap & skeet shooting, and I said no. He invited me to go with him to the range (owned by Winchester) in North Haven. We went one Saturday morning and to my surprise, I really enjoyed it. I also recall when Frank and I believe his brother opened JOHN\’S 79 CENT Store. It may have been the first black owned business in Hamden. I will always remember how Frank introduced me to that unique experience and may God bless him.

  2. In deepest sympathy for you and your family, In celebration for your loved one who\’s now going home. Praying for Your Peace

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