He was born on July 29, 1947 in Southington he was the son of the late Dominic and Lucy (Perillo) Gualtieri.
He was a veteran of the Vietnam era proudly serving our country in the U.S. Navy.
Francis retired from Ideal Forge after 35 years of service and also worked for FK Bearings. He was a lector for St. Thomas Church. He was a die-hard NY Yankee and Giants fan.
In addition to his wife he leaves his son Matthew Gualtieri of Southington; two sisters, Marion Harmon of Enfield and Jackie Gualtieri of Bristol, “who loved him for being a fun and reliable brother who was always there for them no matter what.” He was predeceased by a sister Ermine Kretchen.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 am on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 at St. Thomas Church, 99 Bristol St., Southington Inurnment with military honors will be at St. Thomas Cemetery. The DellaVecchia Funeral Home is assisting with the arrangements. For online condolences please visit, www.dellavecchiafh.com