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Jeffrey Franklin 08/17/2017

POCASSET – Jeffrey R. Franklin, 73, of Felton, DE and Pocasset passed away Thursday evening, August 17, 2017 at Falmouth Hospital after a battle with lung cancer.  He was the loving husband of Carolyn (Hancock) Franklin for over 53 years.

Born April 5, 1944 in Attleboro, he was a son of the late Raymond and Eileen (Monahan) Franklin.

Jeffrey grew up and lived most of his life in Plainville and was a 1963 graduate of King Philip High School in Wrentham.  He lived in Wrentham for five years before moving to Felton, DE in 2001.  He and Carolyn summered in Pocasset for the past 31 years.

He was a U.S. Navy Veteran and served aboard the USS McCloy.

After his time in the Navy Jeff started his career at L.F. Fales in Walpole, MA as a Machinist

Jeff then founded Franklin Environmental Services in Wrentham before retiring to Felton where he was the co-owner and operator of Dovington Training Center.

He was a member of the Delaware Standardbred Owners Association and the U.S.Trotters Association. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, working on his farm and was an avid NE Patriots fan.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children: Raymond Franklin of Felton, DE, Kimberly Franklin and Bryan Wallace of Plainville and Derek and Sarah Franklin of North Attleboro;

Three siblings: Pamela Rapacz of Wethersfield, CT, Cheryl Cornell of North Attleboro and Kevin Franklin of Harwich

And four grandchildren: Stephan Parker, Kyle Parker, Gwenyth Franklin and Heidi Franklin.

He was brother of the late Gregory Franklin.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday, August 21 from 4-8 p.m. in Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro.

Burial with U.S. Navy Honors will be held privately at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.

A Celebration of Jeffrey’s life will be held on Tuesday, August 22, 3PM at the Elks Lodge, 52 S. Bulfinch Street, North Attleboro

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.



#32 Nina Franklin Berson 2017-08-27 22:18
I am very sad to learn that my cousin Jeffrey is gone. I'll remember him always as a big kid with a great big smile.
My condolences to everyone in the family.
#31 Barb Colella Dadmun 2017-08-27 01:23
Kim and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to you all.

The Colella and Dadmun Family
#30 Joan & Bill Winters 2017-08-24 09:29
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Carolyn, and your family. He is lighting up heaven with his great personality!
#29 Leslie Allen Housman 2017-08-23 20:20
Sorry to hear of Jeff's passing. I am also expressing my condolences as part of the KP class of '63. RIP Jeff.
#28 LINDA COBB 2017-08-23 00:02
Sorry sorry to hear the news of Jeff's passing.
#27 GARY SNOW 2017-08-22 17:56
#26 Bonnie Ford Christo 2017-08-22 04:03
Such a loss. Sending out love & hugs to the Franklin Family.
#25 Albo and Ashley 2017-08-21 21:01
Mr. Franklin was a wonderful man and will truely be missed. So sorry for your loss
#24 Jeff,Cheryl & girls 2017-08-21 18:26
Jeff (aka Dad) you will be missed so much by so many. My girls have always thought of you as a grandfather (aka Ba) hope you and Freddy are having fun...RIP we love and miss you
#23 Daryl & Chris 2017-08-21 17:13
We are very grateful for the opportunity to know Jeff and Carolyn and the great hospitality they have extended to us while training our horses at Dovington in Felton Delaware. Jeff's concern for the racing community and our success has meant a great deal to us. we valued his friendship and cherish many fond memories. Our condolences to Carolyn and his family.
#22 Cynde Greene 2017-08-21 17:13
Carolyn and family. We were saddened to hear of Jeff's passing and hoping that your many memories of your life and adventures together will sustain you through this time. You are in our thoughts
Cynde Greene and Peter Fellman
#21 Sal DiMario 2017-08-21 15:02
I am sorry to learn of Jeff's passing, my condolences to his family. Jeff was a great guy who was a friend to all in the New England and Delaware horse communities he will be missed. He is now resting pain free in the arms of our Lord, God Bless him.
#20 Daryl Glazer/Chris Y 2017-08-21 00:46
We moved outer Racehorses to Jeff's Training Center in Felton. I loved him (& Carolyn) so much. He reminded me of my Dad & we both had Cancer so it was a pretty Special Bond. I'm saddened because he was always so funny. I used to bring him Amish Foods from home weekly. Last time was just before they Left were about to leave for Mass. He stopped by Barn & told me how crazy I was & what was he going to do with me...I said we could take it outside or just Hug it out...We hugged it out.....RIP My Friend ❤️
#19 We & Beth Camac 2017-08-21 00:32
Miss Carolyn We are so so sorry to hear of Mr.Jeff's passing ,I.am sooooo so glad to have gotten to see You both here at the Cafe . Please know we are thinking of you all . So many Funny and awesome memories of Mr. JEFF .A true Gentelman !!!! Sending HUGS and many prayers of comfort for you and your family.
Xoxo Beth & Dw
#18 David Cornell 2017-08-20 23:01
My wife Alice and I want to send our condolences to Cheryl Cornell sister of Jeff and the Franklin family.I went to King Philip Regional Vocational HS where Jeff and I were in the machine shop together.We both shared many memories living in Plainville.
#17 Jim Pasquantonio 2017-08-20 22:41
Sad to learn of Jeff's passing. We Had some good times when we worked together at wonder bread {very short time for Jeff} it was't Jeff cup of tea so he bought a shit truck. When I heard that he bought the truck I laughed so hard.
#16 Marilou Simmons 2017-08-20 17:37
My heart breaks with the news of Jeff's passing. He was a special friend. We shared lots of fun growing up together. My deepest sympathy to Caroline and family.
#15 Carol BennettBredvik 2017-08-20 17:11
From a high school graduate in Jeff's class of 1963, I send my sincere condolences to the family and may you Rest In Peace Jeff.
#14 Kerry & Donna Green 2017-08-20 16:38
Our condolences to the Franklin family. May memories help you get through this difficult time. We are so sorry for your loss.
#13 Richard Knauber 2017-08-20 15:48
Carolyn and family, on behalf of the class of 1964 King Philip Regional High School please accept our condolences on the passing of Jeff. I'm sure many of Carolyn's classmates remember Jeff from our years at King Philip.
#12 Gail Downey 2017-08-20 15:48
RIP Jeff
#11 Cindy Stone 2017-08-20 13:34
Derek, I am so very sorry for your loss. May your dad live on in your heart. He will always be with you.
#10 Anthony P Horman 2017-08-20 13:34
to the Jeff love ones, my deepest condolences,Jef f and I had many good times working together and socializing.
#9 Joia Hughes 2017-08-20 13:04
Derek, Ray and Kim and the whole Franklin Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I have great memories of your Dad and enjoyed his stories of my Dad! Cherish your memories!
Love, Joia, Tom, Grace and Tommy
#8 Bob &Elsie Skinner 2017-08-20 12:45
Carol and family ~ we are very sorry to here about Jeff ! Your family are in our prayers and thoughts at this terrible time! He will be missed by so many! Rest easy Jeff .
#7 Kim jillson 2017-08-20 12:40
Carol, Kim and family ~ please except my sincere condolences ! Your father was a great great funny gu! May he now be in rest eternally! There truly are no words to heal your broken heart . God bless you all
#6 Lynne LaRochelle 2017-08-20 12:03
We are so sad about Jeff's passing. He will always be a part of you. May your memories help you get through the days. Love to all.
#5 Jane McKinney 2017-08-20 11:10
I am so sorry for your loss. Kim you have always been family to John. I may not get to speak to you as much as we used to but you are one friend that will never be forgotten.
#4 Ginny & John Rubyck 2017-08-20 03:07
Our thoughts and prayers to the Franklin family. May memories give you comfort and bring a smile. So sorry for your loss. Love John, Ginny and family.
#3 Judith E. Cobb 2017-08-20 01:17
My condolences to you all on Jeff's passing. I knew him when he was just a little rambunctious guy and loved seeing him grow to the great adult he became. He looked very much like his Dad and shared many of his qualities. I am so sorry he did not win this battle. God Bless.
#2 Betty Burnham 2017-08-20 00:57
Carolyn my heart is full of sorrow for you and your family. Will miss him especially his hugs. My love and hugs to all of you.
#1 FRANK DELIBERTI 2017-08-20 00:39

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