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SIPAYIK – Frederick John Francis Jr., 59, died unexpectedly April 28, 2009, at his home. He was born Dec. 11, 1949, the son of Frederick J. Francis Sr. and Ada (Bailey) Francis. Fred was born and raised in Sipayik and graduated from Shead High School in 1968. After graduation, Fred proudly served his country as a U.S. Marine, serving in Puerto Rico and Vietnam. He graduated from Maine Criminal Justice Academy in 1982. He was a member of VFW Post No. 11299 and the American Legion. He served his beloved Passamaquoddy community as lieutenant governor and as a tribal council member for more than two decades. Fred was employed by the Passamaquoddy Tribe for many years, most recently as an investigator for Child Protective Services. In addition to his parents, Fred was predeceased by two brothers, James and Clyde Gerard Francis. He is survived by his three sons, Frederick J. Francis III and Keona of Sipayik, Joshua Francis of Sipayik and his companion, Trisha, and Joel Francis of Sipayik; one daughter, Amy Francis of San Antonio; two sisters, Deanna Francis of Sipayik and Beverly Francis and her companion, Austin, both of Sipayik; and one precious granddaughter, Keaira Komiwon (Rain) Francis; two nieces, Ann Sopiel of Indian Township and Juanita Day of Calais. Fred enjoyed spending time with his family, especially with his beautiful granddaughter, Keaira. He also took pride in keeping the yard mowed and plowed with his dog, Shadow, always by his side. Fred will be sadly missed by co-workers at the T.O.B.; and his many friends, especially his buddy, Steve Nicholas. Friends and family will gather starting 1 p.m. Thursday, April 30, at Fred’s home at Pleasant Point. A funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, May 2, at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Pleasant Point. Interment after the Mass will be at the Tribal cemetery. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Homes, Calais and Eastport. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.maysfuneralhome.com.

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