Francis A. Bedard

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LONGS, S.C. — Francis A. Bedard, 77, of Longs, S.C., formerly of Naugatuck, Conn., passed away on Sunday, May 7, 2023. He was the loving husband of Joann E. (Sortino) Bedard. They were married for 54 years.

Francis was born on Dec. 2, 1945, in Waterbury, Conn., son of the late Donat and Arlene (Baribault) Bedard. He was owner of Bedard Painting and Wallpapering Co. in Naugatuck. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

In addition to his wife, Francis is also survived by two sons, Brian Bedard (Kimberly) and Brandon Bedard (Karyn); five grandchildren, Mason Bedard, Makenna Bedard, Lauren Bedard, Maddie Bedard, and Cate Bedard; two sisters, Diane Lappin and Kathy Michaud; a brother, Peter Bedard.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Bedard.

A memorial service was to begin at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 10, at Elim Park, 150 Crook Hill Road, Cheshire, Conn.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Wounded Warrior Project.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at leefhandcrematory.com for the Bedard family.