Clinton- Francis J. Potter, 86, formerly of Meriden, husband of Shirley Heath Potter passed away on Monday, April 28 at Middlesex Hospital in Middletown. He was born June 16, 1921 in Meriden a son of the late James and Mary (Crebase) Potter. He was the business manager for Meriden Foundry from 1949 to 1959. He then became a Licensed Stock Broker and worked for several local firms. After he retired Francis worked as a business manager for the Curtis Home in Meriden. Francis proudly served his country during World War II in the U.S. Coast Guard. Since 1951, he and his family had spent their summers at their home in Clinton, moving there permanently in the mid-1980's after retiring. Besides his wife, Shirley, he is survived by a daughter, Cathleen Potter of Clinton, a son James Potter of Branford, his aunt Mary Crebase of Meriden as well as several cousins. Funeral service Friday, May 2, 2008 at 11:30 a.m. at the Hubbard Chapel at Walnut Grove Cemetery, Meriden The Rev. Alden Barnes will officiate. Burial will follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden on Friday, May 2 from 9-11 a.m.

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  1. Cathy and family We are sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. Our thoughs and prayers are with you. Love Maureen & Bo

  2. Cathy and Jimmy~ Sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers……… Nancy & Joe Papa

  3. Dad, Hundreds of people from all walks of your life have sent you condolences via E-mail, flowers, cards, donations in your memory attendance at your services and personal visits. This is a testimony to the life you lived and how well respected you were. We hope that you are at peace now and please know that we all will be reunited with you someday when we are called from this earth. Thanks for everything you have done for us. We love you. Love, Cathy, Shirley & Jim

  4. Dear Cathy and Jim, I was so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. You will be in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. Love, Jennifer

  5. Dear Cathy, Jim and Shirley – I’m so very sorry to hear about your loss – I’m afraid I won’t be able to make it to the funeral home, I can’t get out of work, but wanted you to know I’m thinking about you and will say a prayer. The beach has lost another good resident! Sue (Norrie) Lowe and family.

  6. Dear Shirley, Cathy & Jim, We were sorry to learn about your Dad. Please be comforted knowing that others care. Mary Ann & Eugene

  7. Shirley and family- I am so very sorry to hear about Francis. Please accept my deepest sympathy. I would love to see you, but will be out of state on Friday. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. Sorry to hear about your loss. I think about the great times we had everytime I go by the old house. Sorry that I will not be able to attend the services.

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