Francis Howard Neary
1946 - 2023
Francis Howard Neary
Service Information
Service Date
Monday, March 20, 2023
Service Time
11:00 am
Service Location
St. Ninian Cathedral, Antigonish, NS
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Neary, Francis Howard, age 76, of Fairmont, Antigonish County passed away on March 2, 2023 in St. Martha's Regional Hospital, Antigonish.

Born in Antigonish, he was the son of the late Ralph and Miriam (Hanrahan) Neary.

Francis spent his working life as a woodsman. He lived a quiet life, enjoying the outdoors and the beautiful scenery surrounding his home in Fairmont.  A good cup of tea, and maybe a biscuit, was never far from his hand, and along with that, he could be found playing cards, telling stories, and talking about old, fast cars with his grandson, Jacob.

He is survived by his son David (Jolene) Greencorn and their children Kelsey and Jacob of Cloverville; son, Shane Greencorn, Antigonish; siblings: Florence (late Bill) Smith; Eleanor (late David) Kalin; Patsy (late Jimmy) MacPhie; Ellen (late Stan) Parsons; Brenda (Bernie) Heffernan; Beatrice (late Wally) Campbell; David (late Patsy) Neary; Joe (Marion) Neary; Patrick (Eileen) Neary and Jerome (Maria) Neary; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his life partner, Donna Greencorn; siblings: Eugene, Robert (Elizabeth), Maggie (Francis) MacDonald; Evelyn; James (Jeanette) and infant brother Bernard.

The family extend heartfelt thanks to the staff of St. Martha’s Palliative Care Unit for their wonderful care during Francis’ final days.

Cremation has taken place.  Funeral Mass will be held Monday, March 20th at 11:00 am in St. Ninian Cathedral with Father Danny MacLennan presiding.

Arrangements under the direction of C.L. Curry Funeral Home, Antigonish. On line condolences:

Francis Howard Neary