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“Fran and Al, I am sorry to hear of your father's passing. I know you will miss him dearly. Love, Kathy ”
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“May Francis find everlasting peace in the hereafter and may his loved ones be comforted by fond memories they've shared. ”
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Raritan Francis I. Marcin 88, passed away March 2, 2011 at Bridgeway Care Center. Francis was born in Raritan and was a lifelong resident. He was the son of the late Mary and Andrew Marcin. In his early years Francis worked at Bound Brook Oilless Bearing Co. He then was employed by the Bridgewater-Raritan School District for over 25 years, mainly at the Hillside Middle School, retiring in 1987. He was a veteran of the US Navy during WWII. He was a communicant of St. Joseph's RC Church where he served as usher and a member of the church Seniors Group. He was a member and past commander of the Raritan VFW Sante Moretti Post 1748. Francis enjoyed gardening and was an avid NY Yankees fan and also loved dressing up as Santa Claus during the holidays. Francis greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren and will be sadly missed by his family and friends. He is predeceased by his siblings, Anna Gibson, Rose Lacinak, Mary, Joseph and Milton Marcin. Surviving are his loving wife of 55 years Helen (Kovac), a daughter Frances Capetta and her husband Al and 2 grandchildren Thomas and wife Donna and Michael and wife Marisa and 4 great grandchildren, Maria, Madison, Ava and Tommy. Prayers will be said 830 am Monday at Bruce C. Van Arsdale Funeral Home, 111 N. Gaston Ave. Somerville, followed by a 9:15am Mass at St. Joseph's RC Church, Raritan. Interment will follow at St. Bernard Cemetery in Bridgewater. Visitation will be 2-5pm Sunday at the funeral home. To send condolences to the family, visit www.brucecvanarsdalefuneralhome.com.

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