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25 Broad Street
Hamilton, NY 13346
Phone: 315-824-2417
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Francis Hilsinger

Francis B. Hilsinger

October 1, 1923 - October 15, 2019
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Francis B. Hilsinger, 96, of Sherburne,NY, passed away Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at Chenango Memorial Hospital in Norwich.
He was born October 1, 1923 in Sherburne, a son of Ray and Rosa Giaquinto Hilsinger. He was a lifelong resident of Sherburne except for the 3 years he was in the Army during World War II where he served most of that time with the 781st Military Police Battalion in the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater of Operations. He was a meat cutter by trade. In later years, he built and owned the Classic Restaurant and Bar for 15 years until retiring in 1985.
Francis was a life member of the American Legion Post #876 of Sherburne. He was an active sportsman who loved hunting, fishing and his coon dogs.
On June 15, 1946, he married Lucille Shawler who predeceased him in 2007.
Surviving are two children, Fred of Sherburne, Janice and Craig Powell of Cape Vincent, NY; his grandchildren, Melissa Powell of Florida; Jeremy and Kylie Powell of Watertown; Taylor and Cassandra Hilsinger of Chittenango; four great-grandchildren, Jenna and Anna Powell, Layla and Lacey Hilsinger.
Funeral Services with military honors will be held at 1pm Sunday, October 20, 2019 at the Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 10 S. Main St., Sherburne.
Interment is private.
A luncheon will be provided by the American Legion in Sherburne following the service, and all are more than welcome to attend.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Chenango County S.P.C.A., 6160 County Rd. 32, Norwich, NY 13815; or to the American Legion Post #876, PO Box 286, Sherburne, NY 13460.
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    October 20, 2019 | 1:00pm
    October 20, 2019 1:00pm
    Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Homes, Inc., Sherburne
    10 South Main St.
    SHERBURNE, NY 13460
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Joanne Marshall

Posted at 07:18pm
Fred and family,
So sorry for your loss, Francis was always a joy to visit with and will greatly be missed. Sending our prayers and love.
Pat and Josie (Bergner) Marshall

Christine Losee

Posted at 04:43am
Sherburne lost a very great man, as did his family. Francis would always have a joke to tell us, on his daily coffee visits to Judy's Coffee Shop. We miss him already.... RIP Francis...……………

Richard Hawley

Posted at 07:00pm
Fred- Accept our warm and heartfelt sympathy.
Dick and Terri Hawley

Ruthann Smith

Posted at 06:08pm
To the Family & Relatives of Francis: Unfortunately we never met, However my husband and I were very fond of Francis and all the times we met at the D&D Diner or Bills Diner either for a snack or a meal. Francis was always full of conversation and one of the nicest and smartest men we've met. Always quick to tell a joke or share a story of the past and present. We will miss him greatly and send our most sincere condolences to all family and relatives. Heaven has acquired another angel to watch over us until we meet again. God Bless!! The Smith's

Denise Myers

Posted at 05:27pm
I am very sorry for your loss. Prayers to your family.

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