ASHBURNHAM - Francis A. Hebert, Sr. 86, died Monday, September 13, 2021 at UMass Memorial Hospital in Worcester after an illness.
He was the husband of the late Leona E. (Crowell) who died in 2000.
Francis leaves four sons, Francis A. Hebert Jr and his wife Rosemarie of Cohoes, NY, Robert W. Hebert and his partner Jenny Cooper of Gardner, James E. Hebert of Athol and David J. Hebert and his wife Mary of Clinton; two daughters, Debra L. Boucher and her husband John of Gardner and Pamela S. Rogers and her husband Micky of Ashburnham; 15 grandchildren: Timothy Hebert, Kaitlin Hebert, Nicholas Lehtola, Curtis Lehtola, Nathan Lehtola, Zachary Lehtola, Lynn Hebert, James Hawkins, Justina Johnson,
Heather Hebert, James Hebert, Alexandra Hebert, Devon Hebert;
Greatgrandchildren: Emmi Hebert, Sophi Hebert, Kailey Higgins, Chase Ouellett, Brett Mailloux, Amy Hawkins, Kailyn Hawkins, Jaelyn Hawkins,
Liam Hawkins, Bailey Sweeney, Harper Sweeney, Logan Millett,Cooper Millett; his longtime companion, Lori Testagrossa of Ashburnham; and many nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by four brothers, Bernard Hebert, Donald Hebert, Raymond Hebert and Levi Hebert and two sisters, Agnes Colt and Dorothy Bresnahan.
Francis was born in Gardner on July 3, 1935, a son of the late Irene B. Hebert. He was raised in Ashburnham by his grandparents, Joseph and Josephine Hebert. He was a retired Union Carpenter and worked for Pelletier and Sons for many years. He was a volunteer firefighter, a Scout Master, troop 38. Francis was an honorary life member of American Legion, Post 142, a lifetime member of the Turnpike Rod and Gun Club, a member of the Grange. He was a motorcycle enthusiast. He enjoyed stock car racing and the great outdoors.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 20, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. in the Lamoureux-Smith & Poliks Chapel of the Mack Family Funeral Home, 105 Central Street, Gardner, MA 01440.
Burial will follow in the New Cemetery, Old Nims Road, Ashburnham, MA 01430.
Calling hours will be in the funeral home on Sunday, September 19, 2021 from 4:00 -6:00 p.m.
If you wish please make a memorial contribution to the DAV, Disabled American Veterans, www.dav.org
To leave an online condolence please visit www.mackfamilyfh.com
Kevin J. Mack and Walter C. Taylor funeral directors.