Agnes Naomi (Foster) Francis, 82, passed peacefully home after a 40 year battle with multiple sclerosis on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, with family at her side at the Jewish Nursing Home of Longmeadow. Agnes was born in Cambridge, MA to the late Naomi Mae (Diggs) Burns. She was pre-deceased by her husband, Richard, a son, David, and two brothers, Herbert and Joseph. A resident of Longmeadow for 46 years, Agnes worked many jobs throughout her life. She was an avid bingo player, who enjoyed traveling, good food, R&B and country music, and spending time with family. She was President of the Resident Council of The Jewish Nursing Home twice and also Vice President. She is survived by three children, Gina Francis-Wilson (and Robert Wilson), Richard T. Francis, and Lynne Hayes; three grandchildren, Selina, Ethan, and Tiffany Wilson; a sister, Rebecca Sheppard; cousins, Mario, Victoria, Henry Jr., Sharon, Timothy, and Kenneth; along with several nephews and nieces. Her family extends loving appreciation to the many caring Nursing staff, past and present, of the A1 and NY units as well as ALL departments of the Jewish Nursing Home and Spectrum Hospice. Arrangements are under the care of Harrell Funeral Home with services and burial at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Boston at a later date.
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