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Francis William Lumbra

March 26, 1931 February 24, 2021
Francis William Lumbra
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St. Albans -- Francis W. Lumbra, 89, a lifelong resident of St. Albans, passed away on Wednesday evening, February 24, 2021 in Burlington.

Francis was born on March 26, 1931 in Fairfield, the son of Hilton and Myrtle (Williams) Lumbra. He attended local schools and served in the US Army from 1951 to 1954. His marriage to Pearl Gratton took place on December 29, 1956 at Holy Angels Parish in St. Albans.

Francis was employed by Wright & Morrissey, Inc. from 1956 to 1996 as a superintendent and continued after his retirement to work with them on a part time basis on special jobs. He was known as a man who could do or build anything. He would always think about a project and then set about building it.

Regarded by his family as a prankster he enjoyed playing tricks on his grandchildren. He especially enjoyed gardening and prided himself on growing the largest tomatoes and potatoes. He also enjoyed his basement workshop and rides where he would scout out and dispatch woodchucks.

Francis was a member of American Legion Post # 1 and VFW Post # 758 in St. Albans.

Surviving are his children, Doris Reed, Hilton Lumbra and his wife Lisa, Philip Lumbra and his wife Allison, Jay Lumbra and his wife Carol and Lynn Lumbra and his wife Maria; grandchildren, Cody & Chad, Jenna & Deb, Travis & Michelle, Tarah & Tyler, Steven & Kaitlin, Shane & Shannon, Chloe & Jayson and Justina & Lizzy; great grandchildren, Finlee, Kyla, Kaitlyn, Eva, Jase, Elliana and Evelyn; a sister-in-law, Charlotte Gratton, nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his wife, Pearl, Francis was predeceased by a son-in-law Pete Reed, a brother Maurice Lumbra and his first wife Joan and second wife Marie and a brother Robert Lumbra and his wife Barbara.

A private family graveside gathering will be held at St. Albans Bay Cemetery at a later date. There are no calling hours planned.

Should friends desire, gifts in Francis’ memory may be made to Franklin County Animal Rescue, 30 Sunset Meadow, St. Albans, VT 05478.

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Cemetery Details


Saint Albans Bay Cemetery Final Resting Place

Lake Road
Saint Albans, VT

Lake Road Saint Albans VT
United States

Memorial Contribution

Franklin County Animal Rescue

30 Sunset Meadows
Saint Albans, VT 05478

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