Francine Donle

February 25, 2018
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Francine (Silvia) Donle, age 67 of  Raynham, passed away on February 25, 2018, at Saint Elizabeth’s Medical Center .

She was the beloved wife of the late Brian “Hoppy” Donle.

Francine was born in Taunton, a daughter of Arthur Silvia of East Taunton and the late Beatrice (Cabral)  Silvia.

 Before retirement, Francine was employed as a hairdresser for many years with the former Roma Hair Salon in Taunton.  She also ran an antique and furniture refinishing business, Stuff in the Ruff, for many years with her husband.

Mrs. Donle enjoyed spending time with family and friends but, most of all, her granddaughter, Kiara.  An animal lover all her life, she was always entertained by her pets, most recently, Casey and Nellie.

Mrs. Donle is survived by her father Arthur Silvia and her loving children Shawn Donle and wife Debra of Swansea and Jeffrey Donle of Raynham and granddaughter Kiara Donle.

Francine’s funeral with visitation will be held on Thursday, March 1, 2018, at 11 a.m. in the Silva Funeral Home, 80 Broadway (at Saint Mary’s Square), Taunton, with a service to begin at 12 noon.  Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to:  Saint Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 or online at, in Francine’s memory  would be deeply appreciated.

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