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Jack P. Franzetti
  • In loving memory, the requests donations be made to Friends Keep Hope Alive, 242-11 88 Road, Bellerose, N.Y. 11426-1225 or Damien House, Inc., 4407 N. Elston, Chicago, IL 60630

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Please accept my condolences at the passing away of your dearly departed father. Please email me your home address so I can mail you a Mass card.

Posted by: Andrew Scotti - Woodside, NY - Coworker   Dec 14, 2020

Jack Franzetti was one of the most decent, one of the most wonderful men I've ever known. He was always warm, welcoming, and easy to talk to. I loved his Christmas gatherings--he called the cake he served-- Panettone-- "a little piece of heaven", and I enjoyed our chats whenever we bumped into one another in Marillac Hall. He will be missed!

Posted by: Barrie Rosen    Dec 14, 2020

Our deepest condolences

Posted by: Manny Salvato - SOMERVILLE, NJ - Family   Dec 14, 2020

Dr. Jack Franzetti was a kind, compassionate, and open-minded individual and leader. Those of us who worked with him in the Division of English and Speech are forever indebted to him. When I succeeded him as chairwith Professor Nancy McGeveran in-betweenI realized how he shaped the atmosphere of our department into one of not just professionalism and scholarship, but also of collegiality and warmth. It was an honor to work and learn from him.

Posted by: Tom Kitts - Brooklyn, NY - Coworker   Dec 14, 2020

Jack was one of the finest men I have ever met and one of my most cherished colleagues. I was always amazed by his compassion, steadfastness and intellectual ability. I have missed Jack enormously since his retirement, he was truly a major force at St. John's and someone who played a crucial role in giving CCPS its distinct identity. Jack, I will always remember you and try my best to be like you!
Bob Tomes

Posted by: Robert Tomes - Staten Island, NY - Coworker   Dec 14, 2020

I'm so sorry to hear of Dr. Franzetti's passing. I was one of his students at St. John's University from 1979-1983 and I learned so much from him. May he Rest In Peace. A wonderful human being and incredible teacher.

Posted by: Anita Bringe-Worth - Charlotte, NC - Student   Dec 14, 2020

Jack was my friend for more than 50 years. When I came to St. John's as a graduate assistant, he was one of the first to welcome me. Later, during my years as a faculty member, he was mentor, colleague, and a wonderful departmental leader. He loved St. John's and his students, and he was a vibrant, accomplished professor. Even after he retired, he always said he missed working! Jack was one of the founding faculty of what was ultimately

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Posted by: Dorothy Habben - Garden City, NY - Friend   Dec 14, 2020

Thank you, dear Jack, for all you did especially for the English and Speech Division of St. Vincent's College on the SJU campus. We are The Collins College of Professional Studies now and I have just taken over as Chair after your hires, Tom and Claire; I have had legendary examples and will focus in our ever-changing world on keeping the student-centered spirit of your vision and formation. Godspeed!

Posted by: Kathleen Marks - Forest Hills, NY - Coworker   Dec 13, 2020

He was an extraordinary professor with a kind heart who was willing to help along a newcomer.

Posted by: Mary Noe - Glen Cove, NY - Coworker   Dec 13, 2020

My deepest sympathy to the family of Jack.
The way to heaven is through the valley of The Lord.
Mr. Franzetti has walked this path in grace and goodness.
God bless him and all the family

From Neil (and dear Pauline who has I am sure greeted him in heaven)


Posted by: Neil Griffin - Family Friend   Dec 13, 2020