- February 8, 2012
- Albuquerque, New Mexico
of Frances Glynn's Passing
Memories & CandlesPrevious
“I met Frances when were at Washington Jr. High School, we went all thru school together.. went dancing at the Heights Comm Center on Friday nites to...Read More »
1 of 33 | Posted by: ERNIE ESPANA - ALBUQUERQUE, NM
“I first met Glynnie when we were 13. Since that time we have shared glad times, & sad times, but always knew we were sisters at heart. I can't tell...Read More »
2 of 33 | Posted by: Sue Converse - Albuquerque, NM
“I first met the sweet and delightful Frances Hatchell while we were at Washington Junior High. I was very pleased to find that she had not changed...Read More »
3 of 33 | Posted by: Thomas Gray - Seattle, WA
“I met Glynnie in the early 1960s'...she welcomed me into her home and her heart...she was like a big sister to me and always will have a special...Read More »
4 of 33 | Posted by: Diana Elias Schuch - Albuquerque, NM
“I didn't know Glynnie very well,but she was always a "feast for the eyes" at bridge !! A truly lovely lady, inside and out, and everyone's friend !!
5 of 33 | Posted by: sally stevens
“I met Glynnie a few months after Gene Franchini passed away, during my last year in law school. I met with her over coffee because she had agreed,...Read More »
6 of 33 | Posted by: Erin - Santa Fe, NM - Friend
“Our sincere sympathy and prayers to the Franchini family. We will cherish the sweetness of Glynnie always. Blessings, Carl "Mac" Macaluso and Nina...Read More »
7 of 33 | Posted by: Carl "Mac" Macaluso - Albuquerque, NM
“Glynnie was truly one of the kindest most beautiful people I've ever had the pleasure to know. Just being in her presence always made me feel better...Read More »
8 of 33 | Posted by: Brenda Sizemore - TX - friend
“Pam & Abby, We are so sorry for this loss and know that you'll have some tough days ahead. But know that you are not alone. We will be thinking...Read More »
9 of 33 | Posted by: Evalyn, Babs & Deborah - NM
“I first met Gene and Glynn when i was about 10 years old. grew up as friends of Nancy, riding bikes or playing kickball down the block. later at 12...Read More »
10 of 33 | Posted by: Chris Cotinola - albuquerque, NM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. We so enjoyed knowing such a caring and wonderful lady. She will be greatly missed, but we also know...Read More »
11 of 33 | Posted by: Bill and Sue Fickel - Albuquerque, NM
“I first met Glynnie and Gene at national mock trial in 1998. They quickly became two of my favorite people. I have wonderful memories of their...Read More »
12 of 33 | Posted by: Cindy Coker - West Columbia, SC
“I first met Glynnie at the Duke City Bridge Club seven years ago. I was immediately impressed with how she treated both opponents and her partners ...Read More »
13 of 33 | Posted by: Timothy Long - Albuquerque, NM
“Glynnie was a true lady and friend. I met Glynnie and her partner Teddy in 2002 when I started playing bridge at Duke City. Glynnie was very kind...Read More »
14 of 33 | Posted by: Susan Vidrine - Albuquerque, NM
“RIP to a beautiful woman and great cook!
15 of 33 | Posted by: Jack and Maria-chavez Mound - NM
“Pam, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother, who was such a special lady! The loss of your Mother is so very hard! Hold your...Read More »
16 of 33 | Posted by: Sheryl Johnson - Albuquerque, NM
“Such a beaitiful, gracious LADY and WOMAN in the deepest sense of the words. I feel blessed to have known you and Gene for most of my life. Enjoy...Read More »
17 of 33 | Posted by: Shari (Haussamen) Lewis - NM
“I'm so shocked and sorry that Glynnie left this earth too soon. She shall be missed by all of us. She and Gene had known my deceased parents. ...Read More »
18 of 33 | Posted by: Judith Tripp - albuquerque, NM
“Our family has known and loved Glynnie since we were all children. It began with 4-H through Junior High, then High School and beyond. Many years...Read More »
19 of 33 | Posted by: Marie Sedillo - Albuquerque, NM
“I did not know Glynnie well. She was a 'bridge friend', i.e. someone I only saw at the DCBC, but she was always so kind to me as I struggled to...Read More »
20 of 33 | Posted by: Linda McCormick - Albuquerque, NM
“Glynnie, what a classy lady you are. It has been an honor and a pleasure to know you. I will miss you dearly. Love, Kalin
21 of 33 | Posted by: Kalin - Albuquerque
“Gylnn, I am sad of the passing of you but know you are with the love of your life Gene. May your soul and Gene rest in Peace... Carol
22 of 33 | Posted by: Carol Coyle - Gig Harbor, WA
“Glynnie could truly light up a room! When she walked in a room, people were excited to see her and the anticipated joy of getting to visit with her....Read More »
23 of 33 | Posted by: Jane Webster - Albuquerque, NM
“We knew both Gene and Glynnie for years as members of Rio Rancho Country Club. They were warm, friendly, dear people who will be greatly missed. ...Read More »
24 of 33 | Posted by: Ed and Marie Muzio - Rio Rancho, NM
“Glynnie was the warmest person, with the biggest heart. Goosie made everyone feel like family and her passing has left a huge emptiness in my heart....Read More »
25 of 33 | Posted by: Dave Mott - Albuquerque, NM
“I think all of us who knew and loved Glynnie, now know a part of the profound grief that she felt after she lost Gene. I hope there is comfort for...Read More »
26 of 33 | Posted by: Bob and Debby - albuquerque, NM
“My heart will always have a part with Glynnie's name on it--she was a human treasure. May her love and wonderful memories allow you to endure your...Read More »
27 of 33 | Posted by: Ron Morgan - Albuquerque, NM
“Larry & I spent many happy hours together with Glynnie & Gene listening to string quartets on shared cruises. She was a beautiful, graceful, and...Read More »
28 of 33 | Posted by: Judy Adkins Hill - Albuquerque, NM
“Glynnie leaves me with memories that warm my heart and make me value life just for having known her. I will miss her but I take comfort in knowing...Read More »
29 of 33 | Posted by: Gary - Bernalillo, NM
“I did not know Glennie long or well but such was her capacity of warmth It feels as if we had known one another forever.
We played bridge together...Read More »
30 of 33 | Posted by: Diane Brewer - Los Ranchos, NM
“best regards. Youe will be missed.
31 of 33 | Posted by: Arlo Murken - Friend
“glynnie, was truly a LADY .and she will be missed,a life cut short.
32 of 33 | Posted by: janice firdard - apache junction, AZ
“On behalf of the French Family of Companies, we would like to express our deepest condolences to your family.
33 of 33 | Posted by: Joel Chavez and Team
Glynnie was born on April 12, 1937 in Hobart, Oklahoma to Frances and Melvin Hatchell. She lived in Albuquerque most of her life having moved from Oklahoma with her family as a very young child. She married the love of her life, Gene E. Franchini, on March 22, 1969. Gene preceded her in death on November 4, 2009. She was also preceded in death by their daughter, Lori Jan Franchini-Basham on July 1, 1988 and Brother, Neal T Hatchell in 1965. She is survived by daughters, Nancy Franchini and husband, James A. Edgcomb of Albuquerque, Gina Franchini and husband, Edwin Landis of Olympia. WA., Pam Trent of Florida; one son, Joseph James Elias and wife, Carla Wersonick. She is also survived by two brothers, Mike Hatchell and wife, Dottie, Jeff Hatchell and wife, Heidi; brother-in-law, Jim Franchini, and many cousins, nieces and nephews. She is survived by eight grandchildren including her precious Rebecca and 3 great grandchildren. Glynnie was active in the Women's Association of Allied Beverage Industries and served as their president three terms. She participated in raising funds for Little Brothers of the Good Shepherd, Casa Angelica, the Kidney Foundation and the Democratic Party of New Mexico.
In 1992, she was the recipient of the Kidney Foundation Award. She was President of the Women's Golf Assn. of Rio Rancho Country Club and president of the Women's Southwest Golf Assn. She was also president of Albuquerque Senior Women's Golf Assn. She was a member of Duke City Bridge Club and the Sandia West Bridge Club and enjoyed playing duplicate bridge four or five times a week. She was State Chairman for two successful New Mexico Supreme Court races in 1982 for Justice Harry Stowers and for her husband Chief Justice Gene E. Franchini in 1990. She loved cruising with her husband Gene. During his lifetime, they took 21 cruises. They traveled to Europe, Panama, South America, Mexico, the Caribbean and Alaska. A rosary and mass will be held on Tuesday, February 14 beginning at 8:00 a.m. at St. Joseph on the Rio Grande, 5901 St. Josephs Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Kidney Foundation, 3167 San Mateo Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110 or to The Center for Civic Values, 200 3rd St. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102.
February 14, 2012
St. Joseph on the Rio Grande Catholic Church
5901 St. Joseph Ave. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120
Tuesday February 14 2012
St. Joseph on the Rio Grande Catholic Church
5901 St. Joseph Ave. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120
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