4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Vander Plaat Funeral Home
257 Godwin Avenue
Wyckoff, New Jersey, United States
Friday, March 8, 2019
St. Elizabeth RC Church
700 Wyckoff Avenue
Wyckoff, New Jersey, United States
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Karen Soriano donated to WYCKOFF VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE CORPS INC
Friday, March 8, 2019So very sorry for your loss.
Bill Gartner posted a condolence
Thursday, March 7, 2019Mary & family, I remember the time when Mary and I were doing homework at your kitchen table. We were doing rate problems - you know, the "people on Team A can paint a house in 10 hours and people on Team B can paint a house in 7 hours.. if you have two people from Team A and one person from Team B, how long to paint the house" variety of problem... Mary and I were working diligently to write the equations and try to solve these problems, while Mr. Francica was quietly dabbling in the kitchen. Amazingly, after listening to us debate the mathematical formulation of each problem, he would call out the answer. HE WAS SOLVING THE PROBLEMS IN HIS HEAD (!). Some (40+?) years later, I am still humbled by that experience. It taught me a life-long lesson. I never judge anyone by how many degrees they have or where they went to school. He was the smartest person in the room. A day i'll never forget. To the entire Francica family - my sincere condolences for your loss.
Richard pallokat posted a condolence
Thursday, March 7, 2019I’m sorry for your loss. He sure served Wyckoff. RIP
Eileen and Bob Grunstra posted a condolence
Wednesday, March 6, 2019John and family, sorry for your loss, prayers.
Patty McInerney posted a condolence
Wednesday, March 6, 2019Mr. Francica was always so kind and generous. I was honored to be a godparent beside him to his grandson, my nephew Joseph. He was such a wonderful role model of grandfather, father and member of his community. May he rest in peace.
Mrs. Marsh posted a condolence
Wednesday, March 6, 2019Death can be one of the most difficult things in life to endure. The Bible can be a real source of comfort in our times of grief. The Bible encourages us that the Grand Creator of the Universe, Jehovah God, views death as an enemy (1 Corinthians 15:26). It promises a future where Death, Pain and Sorrow will no longer exist (Revelation 21:3,4). It tells us what happens to our love ones when they die (Ecclesiastes 9:5,10). We're given hope through the scriptures that explain the Resurrection (John 5:28,29). Knowing these truths will help to sustain each of you until you see your love one again. Please accept this message as my expression of sympathy to each of you, family and friends. Please consider reviewing the attached document for more information: https://www.jw.org/en/publications/books/dead-live-again-tract/dead-live-again/
Nick & Lois Ciampo posted a condolence
Wednesday, March 6, 2019So sorry that we are unable to express our sympathy in person at this time but know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this sorrowful time. Joe was such a kind gentleman and will certainly be missed by many. We hope your happy memories will be of some comfort to you at this time.
Timothy Tedesco posted a condolence
Tuesday, March 5, 2019Dear Jan and Family: Please accept our sympathy on the passing of your dad, Joe. He was a distinguished and accomplished citizen of Wyckoff serving on the ambulance corps and was one of the first certified EMT's. He served in the US Navy during World War II. Thank you for your service Joseph Francica. With Sympathy, Tim and Janet Tedesco
Bonnie Schneider posted a condolence
Tuesday, March 5, 2019There are not too many things sadder than losing a parent. However, we are promised that we will see them again. Once the hurt simmers down, just think of it as him going ahead of you and preparing a nice little spot for his family to gather and play cards together again. You now have an another advocate in heaven who will look out for you. He's firmly in your heart! My condolences and my prayers are with you.
Terri Cota posted a condolence
Tuesday, March 5, 2019Frank, Jan, Mary, Kathleen, and all the beautiful Grandchildren, I am so terribly sorry for the loss of your Father, and Grandfather. He was a GREAT MAN, who I have been blessed to know since birth. My Fathers Best Friend, and Brother by choice. He will be missed. He was loved by everyone who was fortunate enough to know him. His infectious personality will forever be embedded in my heart and mind. My dear "Uncle Joe" thank you for being one of the greatest men I have ever known.
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Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Mary Sudano posted a condolence
Monday, March 4, 2019Dearest Kathleen, John & Girls...What a beautiful Obituary as your Dad was clearly fully engaged in Life. You took wonderful care of him and while you may already be missing him ....know that God is smiling down on all you did for him. Blessings, Mary Sudano
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Monday, March 4, 2019