Francis V. Whitney

Text size

Claim this Obituary

Francis V. Whitney

March 24, 1943 - December 23, 2018

Greenville Francis V. Whitney, 75, passed away December 23, 2018, at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor. He was born March 24, 1943, in Richford, Vermont, the son of Donald and Lillian (Lucia) Whitney.
Francis married Joyce A. Shaw August 10, 1974. Francis served our country proudly in the United States Army. He retired from Scott Paper after working many years as a scaler. Francis loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fly fishing. He was a member of the Cecil R. Cole American Legion Post 94, and the Columbia-Doric Masonic Lodge #149 in Greenville.
In addition to his wife of 44 years, Joyce, Francis is survived by two sons, Michael Lizotte and his wife, Jacqueline, and Stephen Lizotte and his wife, Roxanne, all of Greenville; two daughters, Carolyn Smith of Maryland, and Shara McDonald of Waterville; two brothers, George Whitney of Bingham, and Keith McElroy and his wife, Vanessa of Enfield; sister, Maryanne Whitney of Boothbay; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; two special nephews, Robert Brewer of Greenville and Arthur Shaw of Florida; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents, and a great-grandson, Riley Lizotte.
A graveside memorial service with military honors will be held at the Greenville Cemetery in the spring. Arrangements are in the care of the Lary Funeral Home. Messages of condolence and memories may be expressed at
Published on December 26, 2018
Send flowers
in memory of Francis
See more

Obituary published in

Arrangements by

Lary Funeral Home



Print Guestbook

Share your condolences and special memories.
The guestbook expires on March 26, 2019.

Share a message

4 posts

Jim and Donna leonard
Dec 30, 2018
Joyce sorry about your loss. .you are in our prayers.
Beth Curtis Yates
Dec 27, 2018
My condolences to you all. So very sorry for your loss.
Brian & Cindy Turner
Dec 27, 2018
Please accept our condolences for the loss of Francis.
George Whitney
Dec 26, 2018
Francis and I had a hard life prior to 10 years old, but after that two wonderful people took us in and became our parents forever. thank you Geneva and Leighton Shaw, you are forever in my heart and with Francis now.