Francis Furlong

Francis M. Furlong

February 19, 1930 - December 23, 2019

"May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back May the sunshine warm your face, the rain fall soft upon your fields.."

Obituary of Francis M. Furlong

Francis M. Furlong entered into rest December 23, 2019. Born February 19, 1930, in Lockport, he was the son of Francis L. and Mary (Hickey) Furlong. Fran was an Alumni of Edinboro University, Edinboro Pennsylvania and an Army Veteran.  He worked as a Niagara County Probation Officer for over 30 Years and was a life long member of All Saints Parrish.

Cherished brother of David J. (Judith) Furlong. Dear uncle of Brian (Teresa) Furlong, Jennifer (Michael) Deptula, Lesile (Jim) Halvorson, and Emily (Scott) Butler. Great uncle of Colin, Shae, Cole, Graham, Erica, and Audrey.

Friends may call from 3-7 on Thursday, January 2nd at the Taylor & Reynolds Funeral Home, 70 Niagara street, where prayers will be held at 9:00 am Friday, January 3rd. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at All Saints Parrish at 9:30 am. Interment in Glenwood cemetery. Please visit


  1. Jim Alrutz on December 27, 2019 at 3:22 pm

    One of my favorite Lockportians who aged so gracefully his presence will be felt as long as I’m able to remember. I’m in NCarolina for the Winter, so please excuse my absence at Mass. Doc

  2. Timothy Paul on December 27, 2019 at 3:54 pm

    He always had a positive attitude towards life!
    We will miss him at the holy name dinners!
    (He never missed)
    So sorry for your loss !

    • Claire McDonough on December 29, 2019 at 5:36 pm

      I always enjoyed seeing him at the library. He will be missed.

  3. Ann Hannigan Brittain on December 27, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    Fran was a stalwart of the North End. He was a true friend who was always willing to help his neighbors. One of the friendliest and most loyal guys ever created. He will be missed.

  4. Mary Hannigan Kenney on December 28, 2019 at 12:04 am

    The North End historian will be greatly missed.
    An outstanding representative of his faith and family.Dave and Judy he treasured your family and talked about them every time we met. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  5. Erin Shipley on December 28, 2019 at 1:51 am

    Fran was a wonderful man. I have so many great memories of him at family parties with my Aunt Joan. He was kind, witty and always smiling. I am so sorry for your loss.

  6. Suzanne DeNeau-Galley on December 29, 2019 at 8:05 pm

    Fran was a longtime friend of my father’s and the whole North End crew. Sorry for your loss, he was a great man.

  7. Kathleen Whalen on December 29, 2019 at 11:55 pm

    Fran was one of the first people I met when I moved to Lockport and was a dear friend and neighbor of my husband Joe and his family. He became the GodFather of our daughter Sheila and was always close to us, He will definitely be missed,

  8. Mary Ann Cutter on January 3, 2020 at 3:57 pm

    Having just returned from the Christmas holiday visit in Florida, I was shocked to see one of my Favorite Lock street neighbors and friend had passed. I will definitely miss him at our St. Patrick’s schoolmate monthly luncheons.

  9. Melissa Webster Clark on January 6, 2020 at 10:13 pm

    My condolences on Fran’s passing and my apologies for missing his wake and Mass.
    I always knew there was a family connection to the Furlong family, but I got to know Fran while working at M & T. I pumped as much Moran Family history as I could from him and he was always willing to help.
    I thought of him in the past few months and am sorry I didn’t contact him. He will be missed.

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