, Derry, New Hampshire

April 11, 2013

Francis T. Siragusa, 90

Derry, NH — Francis T. Siragusa passed away on April 4, 2013, in Derry, N.H. He was formerly of Brighton and Waltham.

He was the beloved husband of Gerlanda (Chiacchio) Siragusa and devoted father of Christine Starratt and her husband, William, of Lowell, Karen Crupi and her husband, John, of Andover, and Gerard Siragusa and his wife, Elizabeth, of Derry, N.H. He was the brother of Michelina Tawa and Mary Blackburn, both of Brighton, and the late Peter Siragusa, Jr. He was the loving grandfather of Christina Kaskiewicz, Diana, Anthony, Michael, Marc, and Peter Siragusa, Elena Crupi, William Starratt and the late Anthony Crupi. He was the great-grandfather of Gianna and Christopher.

Mr. Siragusa was an Army Veteran and served in WWII. He was a late member of the Harvard Club in Boston, the American Legion, the Knights of Columbus, St. Vincent DePaul Society of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, and the Scientific Association of Manufactures of Laboratory Apparatus and American Management Institute of New York.

ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral Mass was held on April 8 in St. Ignatius Church, 28 Commonwealth Ave., Chestnut Hill, MA. Interment was at Newton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mr. Siragusa may be made to Disabled Veterans, JFK Federal Building, Room 1575B, Boston, MA 02203 or to a charity of your choice. For guest book, please visit

Arrangements were handled by Lehman Reen McNamara Funeral Home, 63 Chestnut Hill Ave., Brighton, MA 02135. For information, please call 617-782-1000.