ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. — A Memorial Mass took place Feb. 8 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church for Francis A. Potwin, 90, who died Feb. 4 at Pasco Regional Medical Center.
He was born Sept. 22, 1923 in East Barnard.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He was united in marriage on July 4, 1946, to Virginia Newton.
He was self-employed as a logger and his passion was woodworking.
In 1969 he moved from Vermont to Zephyrhills and purchased the Home Theater and also Florida Plaza Hotel.
He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Zephyrhills, where he served as an usher, altar boy and pallbearer at funeral services.
Survivors include his beloved wife, Virginia; children, Elaine (Joe) Corsey; Janet (Keith) Hudson, Charlotte (Rich) Kantner, Tony (Charlene) Potwin, Jim (Maryella) Potwin, Ginger Potwin, Tim Potwin (George), Rose (Dale) McCarter and Brenda (Reed) Sutton; three sisters, Bert Pierce, Marie Pratt and Perky Birch; 18 grandchildren; and numerous great-and great-great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by three sisters, Veronica, Mary and Caroline; and a grandson, Mark.
Hodges Family Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
This obituary first appeared in the March 20, 2014 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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