Francis J. Lysaght of North Tonawanda, a former landscaper with the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, died Monday in Buffalo General Hospital after a long illness. He was 67.
Born in Niagara Falls, he served in the U.S. Army in Germany from 1954 to 1957.
After working for state parks for 17 years, Mr. Lysaght moved to Las Vegas, where he was a horticulturist at the Mirage Hotel and Casino. He moved back to Niagara County in 1999.
His wife, Mary Valentine DiFranco Lysaght, died in 1997.
He is survived by two daughters, Suzanne of North Tonawanda and Diana Salim of Germany; two stepsons, Michael DiFranco of Lewiston and Anthony DiFranco of Niagara Falls; a stepdaughter, Gina Anstey of Niagara Falls; two sisters, Patricia Augustyniak of the Town of Niagara and Helen Taczak of Niagara Falls; his former wife, Joyce Tornambe; and 15 grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Gate of Heaven Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel, 500 Riverdale Road, Lewiston, with burial in the cemetery.