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SHIRLEY — Francis Joseph Favreau, 67, died Sunday, June 17, 2007, at the Apple Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Ayer.

Mr. Favreau was born in Lynn on Sept. 15, 1939, one of eight children born to Lionel and Rose (Gallien) Favreau and has resided in Shirley for over 50 years.

He is survived by a son, Henry Favreau of Shirley; a sister, Gloria Gendron of Shirley; a granddaughter, Alicia Favreau of Fitchburg; and one great-grandchild, Katrina Rose Favreau. He also leaves several nieces and nephews.

He was the brother of the late Edward L. Favreau, Henry L. Favreau, Lorraine Sidilau, Irene Gendron, Doris Favreau and Delores Stebbins.

Mr. Favreau had worked as a supply officer for the 26th Material Management Company, 25th Infantry Division (YANKEE) of the Massachusetts Army National Guard at Devens, retiring in 1998 at the rank of sergeant first class. During the Korean Conflict he also served his country for six years in the United States Navy, where he was stationed on the USS Boston.

He was a communicant of St. Anthony’s Church in Shirley and was a member of the Shirley Rod & Gun Club and the National Rifle Association.

A funeral Mass was celebrated on Wednesday, June 20, at St. Anthony’s Church in Shirley, followed by a private burial. Arrangements were handled for the family by the T.J. Anderson & Son Funeral Home in Ayer. Please see for additional information.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Anthony’s Church, P.O. Box 595, Shirley, MA 01464.

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