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Francis E Grafenstine

December 19, 1933 — March 23, 2021

Francis E. Grafenstine of Bristol Boro passed away suddenly on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at his home.  He was 87.    Born and raised in Croydon, PA he has been a resident of Bristol Boro for the past 60 years and a staple on Beaver Street at the Beaver Street Apartments for the past 30+ years.

Francis is preceded in death by his children Francis, Julie, Linda and Joanne Grafenstine, his brothers Harry and Charles Grafenstine and sister Esther Gann.  He will be greatly missed by his wife Julia Grafenstine of 56 years, son Joseph Grafenstine, grandchildren Joseph, Cheryl and Marty.  He is also survived by his sister in law Frances Petolillo of Beverly, NJ and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends are invited to his graveside service 11 am, Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at Forest Hill Cemetery, 25 Byberry Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006. 

Keeping with CDC guidelines, social distancing and masks are mandated indoors and outdoors.

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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

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25 Byberry Road
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