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LEE, Francis McGarry

LEE, Francis McGarry

Lee - Francis McGarry With sadness we grieve, with fondness we remember and with joy we celebrate the life of Francis McGarry Lee, 88, of Carmichael, CA, who passed away on September 14, 2015. Born in Buffalo, NY, on May 6, 1927 to Frank and Annie Lee, Francis entered the Navy at the age of 17 where he served our country proudly during World War II. He was a dedicated Buffalo, NY police officer, retiring after 32 years of service. He was fortunate to have found two loves in his life and is survived by his loving wife of over 26 years, Jacqueline (Haynes) Lee. He is predeceased by his first wife of 33 years, Lily (Kittle) Lee. He is also survived by his four children, Karen Lee Banas (John), Kelley Lee Hartman, Francis McGarry Lee Jr. (Kim) and Daniel Patrick Lee (Jan); his four stepchildren, Cathy Haynes Bradler, Geoffrey Haynes (Rebecca), Barbara Haynes Segebart (Travis) and the late David Haynes. Francis was the proud grandpa to Kimberly Gardiner, Brittany Hartman, Kadie Lee, Daniel Lee Jr., Ryan Lee, Lauren Bradler, Karen Smiley, Erika Jones, Colin Haynes, Gordon Haynes and Kathleen Haynes, and great grandpa to Tiffany Banas, Riley Gardiner and Logan Gardiner. Francis was the dear brother to John Lee and Eileen Bisantz, and the late James Lee and Catherine Lee Werder. He was known as an incredibly kind man who always had a story to tell and a smile on his face. Francis was loved by all who knew him and will be greatly missed. The family wishes to thank Aegis of Carmichael and Vitas Hospice for the excellent loving care they provided. A celebration of Francis' life will be held on Saturday, September 26 at 11 AM at Calvary Catholic Cemetery 7101 Verner Ave., Sacramento, CA 95841. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Francis' name to the Elks National Foundation.

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