A former resident of Hyattsville MD, Francis transitioned peacefully on August 30, 2021, in Washington DC. He was born on September 3, 1944, on the beautiful island of Grenada Paradise St. Andrews parish to the late Clinton, and Winifred Aberdeen. Francis migrated to the United States in the late 1960s. Francis was educated at St. Andrews Secondary School (SASS) & University of District of Columbia (UDC). Francis worked for Dealow Carter Engineering Company, Health and Human Services, Harry (Adelphi) Diamond Lab, Voice of America, and finally 11th Civil Engineering Squadron at Bolling AFB.
Francis was married to Hilary Cynthia Aberdeen and is the last child of eight children: Phyliss Aberdeen (deceased), Doris Aberdeen (deceased), Arthur Aberdeen(deceased), Chester Aberdeen(deceased), Leonard Aberdeen (deceased), Bernice Aberdeen, and Princess Aberdeen. He raised three children, Ronald Francis, Desmond Aberdeen, Barry Aberdeen. His memories will always be cherished. Memorial service and viewing will be held at Gasch’s Funeral Home Friday, September 10th from 6 pm – 8 pm; Saturday, September 11th, at Our Lady of Sorrow, Maryland from 9 am -11 am; George Washington/Mt. Lebanon Cemetery 12 pm.
Francis loved to talk! Most times with no filter, but he was always straight with you. He loved to party, on the weekends you can find him at a local soca/calypso lounge or hosting a cookout. At work, he would always provide speeches to coworkers during birthdays, transfers, retirement parties, just about anywhere he was able to speak. Francis had a lot of friends over the years from neighbors to politicians near and far. In his spare time, you can find him fixing friends and family cars. Once he got older, he would sit outside with his sons as they fixed their cars.