In Memoriam


Francis Joseph "Joe" Strickland

(1937 - 2006)









FOXBORO, Mass. - Francis J. “Joe” Strickland, 69, retired Foxboro Police patrolman and sergeant, died Friday (June 9, 2006) after a long illness at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro, Mass.

He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Carl Howe.

Joe was the born in Hornell Jan. 14, 1937, and graduated from Hornell High School with the class of 1955. He also attended Dean Academy in Franklin, Mass., and graduated from the Police Academy in Brockton, Mass. He served in the U.S. Navy at Newport, R.I., in the late 1950s. He was a member of St. Alban's Lodge F. & A.M., The Wrentham Sportsman Club, the Massachusetts Police Association and the Crewman of the U.S.S.Yellowstone Association.


The husband of Eileen L. (Farnell) for 47 years, they were married in Alexandria, Va., Dec. 8, 1958. He was the devoted father of A. Joseph Strickland of Foxboro, Mass., Carla Lee Willette of Plainville, Mass., and John C. Strickland of Foxboro, Mass.; grandfather of Kendra, Jamie, Charles and Mitchell Willette, and John Jr., and Rebecca Strickland. He also is survived by his sister, Donna Lee Howe of Hornell.

Funeral services were June 14 in Foxboro, Mass. Burial was at the National Cemetery in Bourne, Mass.



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 Pittsburg Steelers' great, Terry Bradshaw, being escorted off the field by Hornell's own, Joe Strickland, Class of '55!


Joe, with the police hat on (center right), watches a game along with #34, Earl Campbell, running back with the Houston Oilers (1978 - 1984)