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.