FRANCIS, GIFFORD D.
Gifford Denison Francis, 82, of Durham, passed away on Monday, March 6, 2017 at Westfield Care & Rehab Center. Born in Middletown, he was the son of the late Gifford and Grace (Denison) Francis. Gifford was a veteran serving in the United States Army. Gifford was an amateur archaeologist. He enjoyed going to the family summer camp in Richfield Springs, NY for many years. Gifford also loved going to the range to shoot, to tractor and engine shows and walks through the woods with his pals, Henry Blakeslee and Lee Seeton. Gifford is survived by his brother, Thomas Hooper Francis of Durham and his cat, Mr. Claws. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, April 25 at 11:00 am at United Churches of Durham, 228 Main Street, Durham. Burial will be Tuesday morning before the service at 10:00 am in Durham Center Cemetery where full military honors will be accorded. In lieu of flowers, donations in Gifford D. Francis’s memory may be made to Durham Historical Society, P.O. Box 345, Durham, CT 06422. To share memories or send condolences to the family, please visit www.doolittlefuneralservice.com.