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Francis Edward Picard

January 31, 1924 — August 7, 2021

Rutherfordton, NC


Francis Edward Picard, age 97, of Rutherfordton, passed away Saturday, August 7, 2021 at his residence.  Francis was born Thursday, January 31, 1924 in Jaffrey, New Hampshire to the late Arthur Picard and Alma Lambert Picard. He served his country honorably in the Army/Air Force and was of the Catholic Faith. Francis worked as a Union Carpenter most of his life before retirement. He was a master carpenter and could fix or build almost anything. Francis was constantly working around the house and was a dedicated gardener. He relished in sharing his bountiful harvest with his neighbors and friends. Francis lived a long and interesting life. He enjoyed taking road trips and fishing in Florida. Four Wheeling in Colorado with “Mr. Adventure”, his son Michael. Visiting dairy country in Wisconsin with his daughter, Nancy and family. He also enjoyed exploring many national parks and gambling in Las Vegas and Colorado City, Colorado.  Francis will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Robert F. Picard and daughter, Susan Marie Senter; sisters, Irene Fontaine and Beatrice Draper and brothers, Arthur, George and Robert Picard.

Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of seventy-six years, Grace Burnham Picard; son, Michael P. Picard (Judy) of Austin, Colorado; daughter, Nancy Ann Roberts of Rice Lake, Wisconsin; sister, Betty Carter of Vero Beach, Florida; ten grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.

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