THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Thomas A. Franco
Issue Date: December 29, 2020
Thomas A. Franco, 78, of Marinette passed away Monday, Dec. 28, 2020 at Aurora Medical Center, Bay Area.
Born May 11, 1942 in Des Moines, Ia., to the late Angelo and Anna Marie (Bordenaro) Franco, he graduated from Dowling High School in 1960 and moved to Marinette in the early 60's where he worked at Badger Piston for two years, Lloyd Flanders for two years, and Scott Paper for 37 years, retiring in 2004.
He played as a drummer in The Superiors, The Cross Country Band with Leeland Diercks , Roy De Gaynors band and The Classics with Dave and Judy Lindbom, which he was with for 16 years. While on the road, he met and married Luella Miller.
He enjoyed spending time at the casino and was a member of Holy Family Parish.
Survivors include a son, Todd (Charlene) Franco of Little Chute; two daughters, Karen Franco of Peshtigo and Suzette Franco of Marinette; a sister, Annette Mansell; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Private family services will be held. Thielen Funeral Home of Marinette is assisting the family.