Scott A. Francis, 48, of Edgartown died unexpectedly on December 27, 2013.
He was born on August 13, 1965 in Oak Bluffs. Scott is survived by his parents, Robert J. Francis, Sr. of Oak Bluffs and Patricia A. Mahoney of Edgartown; his three children, Caitlyn, Kyle and Nathan Francis and their mother Elexis Wildanger and her husband Eric of Oak Bluffs. He is also survived by four siblings, Robert J. Francis, Jr. and his wife Karen of West Tisbury, Shawna Chipperfield and her husband David of Edgartown, LuAnne Bettencourt of Seattle and Desiree Terry and her husband Nathan of Pembroke and by his loving nieces, nephews and extended family.
The Island was Scott's home and it's where he loved to be. He was a plumber for most of his young adult life. Scott spent his free time doing what he loved, refurbishing vehicles, spending time with his friends, family and being with the ocean. The ocean was his favorite place to be, whether he was swimming, fishing, clamming or crabbing.
Scott more than enjoyed the simplicities of life. His family fulfilled him, especially his children whom he was extremely proud of.
Heaven has called upon you today leaving so many words left to say. But its too late, your time has come words unspoken: I'm sure everyone has some.
Regrets and wishes are probably there too, but lasting forever are memories of you. We were there when you needed a place to stay. Just like you'd be there for us night or day. There have been many times we disagreed, but we were there for each other in time of need. Now its time for us to say goodbye, until we meet again in heaven to fly.
A funeral service will be held in Scott's memory in the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, Edgartown Road, Oak Bluffs on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 10am. Burial of his cremains will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery, State Road, Vineyard Haven. A reception will be held in the PA Club, please bring a dish to share. A seaside burial of his cremains will be held at a later date to be announced, all are welcome.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the MV Hospital, PO Box 1477, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557 or to the Vineyard House, PO Box 4599, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568.