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Francis H. Prevost

January 29 , 2021

Francis H. PrevostFrancis H. Prevost, 85, passed away at his home in Watertown Friday evening, January 29, 2021. The family would like to give a special thanks to Hospice of Jefferson County, especially Shawn, Kate and Anna, along with Dr. Frank Rhode and staff, and all of Fran's caregivers for their compassion and devotion.

Francis was born in Watertown on May 5, 1935, son of Francis J. and Lila Lillian Queior Prevost and he was a graduate of Watertown High School. On September 7, 1957 he married Rosalie T. Capone at St. Anthony's Church with Rev. Dennis Lynch officiating.

He was a member of the US Air Force, stationed in Alaska and at Dry Hill. He was honorably discharged from active and reserve duty on December 1, 1962. For 34 years he worked for Niagara Mohawk and retired as Forestry Dept. Foreman.

Francis was a communicant of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church. He was very athletic in high school and afterwards, coached youth baseball and basketball. His favorite teams were the NY Yankees and Syracuse Orange basketball. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, going to casinos with his wife, and summering at their family cottage on Sherwins Bay, Pillar Point.

Along with his wife Rosalie, he is survived by his three sons and their wives, Michael J. and Jean, Pillar Point, and Robert F. and Joanna and Jeremy J. and Sarah, all of Las Vegas, NV; two daughters and their husbands, Karen E. and Chip Stewart, Watertown and Stephanie A. and Todd Froysell, Clay, NY; fourteen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren with two more on the way; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and all his friends and their families at Sherwins Bay. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his two sisters, Bettie Blaisdell and Catherine Waters.

The graveside committal service will take place at Glenwood Cemetery at a time and date to be announced. Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown and online condolences to Francis' family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY 13601.


#9 Michele Fedora 2021-02-02 21:09
My sincere condolences to the family
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#8 anthony Andre 2021-02-01 17:22
So sorry to hear of the loss of Fran. Many great memories from when we worked together and after. He was a special person and a friend always.
Cyndy and Tony Andre
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#7 kathy Van Ness 2021-02-01 12:26
Rosalie & Family,
I am so sorry about your lose. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Kathy Van Ness
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#6 Betsy Thompson 2021-02-01 11:22
Rosalie & Family.
I'am very sorry to hear of Fran's passing. My thoughts & Prayers are with you at this time.

Betsy Netto Thompson & Family.
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#5 Stephen and Diana Li 2021-02-01 09:47
We are very sorry to hear about your loss. God bless less you all we will keep you in our prayers.RIP uncle Francis.
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#4 Frank Lent 2021-02-01 08:22
Mike - my condolences to you and the family on the passing of your dad.
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#3 george endres 2021-02-01 07:34
mike and family im sorry to hear of frans passing i have many great memories of playing basketball with him and a lot of the parents in the sacred heart gym fran was always willing to teach us younger kids he had one of the sweetest jumpshots rip MR PREVOST
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#2 William Dowdle 2021-02-01 00:37
Chip and Family,
Very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and
prayers are with you.
Bill and Leesa Dowdle
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#1 Joe and Tina Fusco 2021-01-31 14:52
I have nothing but wonderful memories of Fran at Sherwin's Bay in the summer.
May god bless Fran, Rosalie and his entire family.
Joe and Tina Fusco
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