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George R. Francoeur

April 18, 1934 August 17, 2019
George R. Francoeur
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Obituary for George R. Francoeur

George R. Francoeur, a resident of Bloomfield Twp., died at his home surrounded by his friends, Saturday, August 17, 2019. He was 85 years old. George was born April 18, 1934 in Detroit, Michigan to parents, George A. and Julia R. Francoeur.

George graduated from Highland Park High School in 1954 and received his Master’s Degree of Fine Arts from the University of Michigan in 1959. He was a dedicated arts teacher for many years at Cranbrook Academy of Arts. George was an avid traveler who enjoyed the arts.

George is survived by his nieces, cousins, many friends, and students. He is preceded in death by his lifetime partner of 42 years, Gerald Earles and brother, Robert (Anna) Francoeur.

A graveside service will be held at White Chapel Cemetery in Troy on Thursday at 11am.

Memorials to Cranbrook Academy of Art, for the George R. Francoeur and Gerald A. Earles Fund for Scholarships, 39221 Woodward Ave, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303 or Gerald A. Earles and George R. Francoeur Art Making Fund of the Founders Society, Detroit Institute of the Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202.

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