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Leonard William Francis

01/26/1947 - 08/14/2022


Obituary For Leonard William Francis

Leonard W. Francis, 75, of Bristol, RI, passed away, Sunday, August 14, 2022, at home.

Born in Fall River, MA, he was the son of the late Viola (Francis) Nappi and her husband Joseph Nappi.

Mr. Francis was the owner and operator of Lenny's Autobody for over 30 years, retiring in 2005. He was part of the building committee and honorary member of the Hydraulion Engine Co. # 1 (Bristol). He had purchased and restored one of the old fire trucks for the Bristol 4th of July Parade. He was a previous member of the Bristol Elks. Mr. Francis was an avid New England Patriots fan. He loved Seekonk Speedway and had raced there for many years.

He is survived by a son, Alexander M. Francis of Bristol, RI, three daughters, Lisa C. Francis of Bristol, RI, Lori E. Francis of Riverside, RI, and Jacklynn O. Francis of Buckeye, AZ, a sister, Bernadette Dwyer of Warren, RI, and two grandchildren, Logan A. Montville of Bristol, RI, and Odessa Miller of Buckeye, AZ. He was also the brother of the late, Harmon Francis. Leonard is also survived by nephews David Wood, Jason Wood, and deceased Chris Wood. Also by his great nephew C.J. Wood and great nieces Ashley Teague, Jessica Wood, and Abby Wood.

Calling hours will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2022, from 1-4PM, in Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Rd., Warren, with a prayer service at 3:00 PM.

Burial will be private.

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  • 08/19/2022

    Love you Dad

  • 08/15/2022

    God rest your soul in heaven Lenny! Now you can rest in peace. ! Elaine Massa

  • 08/15/2022

    i remember being a child and spending a lot of time at uncle Lennys. at ither his places we call his shop and even at home . i can't place where it was but it was a house drive way on the right hand side and a lot of grass . i remember playing with all the kids in the yard or playing outside i believe it was alex or cj at his shop outside a lot . my most recent one was in 2010 when i lived on bradford st in bristol right across the street from his shop , i used to walk over there every day it never failed and i'd hang with uncle lenny in his shop working on cars cleaning up for him so many good days we had and i'm beyond happy i had that experience with him and we had nothing but good times and laughs , ❤️ even tho years have gone by and i haven't kept in touch with him i thought of him and kept in touch with the family as always ( family is first & life) i'm so sorry to my cousins we all know he loved each and every one of us so much. i love you guys so much thank you guys for being MY family .

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