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Valeria M. Francis, 78, of Sanford, passed away at Mid-Michigan Medical Center in Midland on March 10, 2021. She was born on September 22, 1942 to the late Mary (Francu) Pescari. Valerie married Dennis Francis on July 20th, 1968 and they shared 53 loving years together.  

Valerie was in a card club for over forty years with her friends that she met while working at General Motors. She loved talking politics, being on the water, and attending family reunions.


Valerie is survived by her husband Dennis Francis; daughter, Debbie Francis; brother, John (Jill) Pescari, and nieces, Julia and Jayme Pescari.


A cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date


Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Arthritis Foundation in her name. 


Smith-Miner Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Francis family; to share a special memory please visit www.smithminer.com.

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