Francis H. Carberry
May 06, 1930 – June 2, 2014
Fran was born in Sharon, CT. as the eleventh of thirteen children to Joseph and Lena Carberry. At age 21 he enlisted in the United States Air Force. He served his country during the Korean Conflict as a Boom Operator refueling military aircraft at high altitudes.
After being honorably discharged, Fran with his wife Dorothy who he met on a blind date in 1952 started a family and moved to Azusa, Ca. They lived there for 46 years before relocating to Banning in 2001.
Fran's gentleness and kindness for others was reflected through all aspects of his life. First and foremost he was a devoted Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Brother, and Uncle. He cherished his family as they did him.
He was a dedicated employee of White's Funeral Home in Azusa, compassionately serving the community as a Funeral Director for over 35 years.
Fran enjoyed volunteering for community events especially the Azusa Golden Days Parade. He was a Brother of Aerie #2810 Fraternal Order of Eagles for over 40 years as well as a member of the Kiwanas International, both organizations dedicated to the medical and educational needs of children.
He gave unselfishly of himself never looking for accolades. He was a soft-spoken, gentle giant who will be in our hearts forever.
Fran is survived by the love of his life for the last 61 years, his wife Dorothy, his son Ron (MovaLee), his daughter Roberta (Bill), 5 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, 2 sisters,
3 brothers, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Weaver Mortuary Chapel, 1177 Beaumont Ave. Beaumont, CA. on Saturday June 14, 2014 at 11:00am.