Francis Ross, Sr., 87, of East Haven, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at St. Raphael’s Campus of Yale New Haven. He was the husband of Theresa Vitelli Ross for 68 years.  Francis was born in Passaic, New Jersey on April 5, 1928; son of the late Stephen and Martha Sabo Ross. He worked on the Rail Road for 45 years as a painter.  Father of Joseph (Jane) Ross, Kathleen (Alphonse) Nazario and the late Francis S. Ross, Jr. Father-in-law of Giselle Ross. Brother of Howie (Lucille) Ross and the late Steve, Johnny and Martha Marie Ross Salvati. Also survived by five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and 15 nieces and nephews.

His funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue Friday afternoon at 12:30.  A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in Our Lady of Pompeii Church, East Haven at 1:00 pm.  Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 10:30 to 12:30. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 50 Memphis, TN 38101-9929.