Francis Umbrello Jr.
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Of Waltham, passed away peacefully but unexpectedly on Wednesday morning October 21st, 2020 in his home at the age of 95.
Born on February 20, 1925 in Waltham; son of the late Francis Umbrello and Virginia (Chiacchio) Umbrello; Francis was raised in Lincoln and after his marriage he moved to Waltham where he spent the rest of his life.
Francis owned and operated his own trucking company "Umbrello's Trucking. Francis valued hard work, as his company paved most of the major highways throughout the state.
Francis served proudly and honorably with the United States Navy during World War II on the U.S.S. FOG.
He married his beautiful wife and the love of his life Florence Patriacca at Our Lady's Church in Newton. They were happily married for 57 years until her passing in 2004.
His life revolved around his family, he enjoyed every minute spent with his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren . His family loved listening to his stories of life on the farm.
He had a love and enjoyed tending to his garden in his spare time.
Francis was predeceased by his beloved wife of 57 years Florence (Patriacca) Umbrello and loving son Francis Umbrello III.
He is survived by his loving & devoted children Jeanne (Jeannette) Umbrello of Waltham; Robert Umbrello and his wife Deborah of Marston Mills; and Paul Umbrello and his wife Karen of Waltham; and his dear sister Loretta Umbrello of Lincoln. In addition he is survived by 8 cherished grandchildren, 8 adoring great grandchildren and many nieces & nephews.
Dear brother of the late Rose Sabato and Patrick Umbrello.
Due to the current spike in Covid-19 and for the safety of those we love and care about during this difficult time, relatives & friends who feel comfortable are respectfully invited to attend in accordance with CDC, Federal and State guidelines a Graveside Funeral Service in celebration of Francis Life at Mount Feake Cemetery, 203 Prospect Street, WALTHAM on Saturday morning Oct. 24th at 11:30 a.m. Services will conclude with United States Navy Military Honors in recognition of Francis faithful and honorable service to our country.
In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to the New England Center and Home for Veterans, 17 Court St #2601, Boston, MA 02108