Francis McGinnis RUTLAND TOWN — Francis "Frannie/Mac" McGinnis, 80, of Rutland Town, Vermont, passed away Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022, at Rutland Regional Medical Center. Frannie was born March 14, 1941, in Rutland, the son of Francis and Naomi (Brown) McGinnis. Frannie is survived by his loving wife, Joyce (Ewing) McGinnis; his daughters, Theresa McGinnis (Mark Coderre) and Coleen McGinnis, his sons, Walter McGinnis and Kenneth McGinnis (Shelly); his grandchildren, Casey McGinnis (Rachael), Kelsey McGinnis (Ben Layden), Ryan McGinnis and Brianna Ragosta (Jim); his great-granddaughter, Emily McGinnis; his brother, James McGinnis; and his sisters, Carol McGinnis and Maureen Griffiths. He was predeceased by mother Naomi (Brown) McGinnis Derby, stepfather Lloyd “Red” Derby, father Francis McGinnis, brothers, Richard McGinnis, Ronald McGinnis and Arthur McGinnis; sister Jean McGinnis; and close family friend Herbie Thompson. Frannie’s business success began when he started his first job with Herbie Thompson at a Texaco Station as a young service station attendant. From that point on, working hard to be as successful as possible became his livelihood. With his drive to wheel-and-deal, the gift of gab, determination and his great sense of humor, Frannie was able to become a prosperous business man. Frannie and Joyce together, were landlords and owned several properties. He ended his career as the proud owner of Rosen & Berger Auto Parts and Route 4 Self-Storage and Auto Sales. Fran was a true family man who loved his wife and kids, pets, and enjoyed his grandchildren and great-granddaughter immensely. He loved to dance with his wife, was an avid hunter, car enthusiast and loved to pass his free time playing poker online. Frannie enjoyed riding his Harley, going four-wheeling, and snowmobiling. Even into his later years, you would still find Frannie touring around on his side-by-side or his John Deere lawn mower; and tinkering on his antique Fords. He was a member of the Moose, Italian Aid Society, VFW, RAVE and American Legion. A passion of Frannie’s was to be a prankster. He got so much joy out of scheming his next prank and seeing the laughter it created for others. Arrangements are under the direction of Clifford Funeral Home. The family plans to hold a celebration of life at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Rutland County Humane Society.

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I want to express my deepest sympathies to my Aunt Joyce and to my cousins. I will always remember Uncle Frannies quick wit and laughter,and will hold my memories of him close to my heart . I know that he missed my Dad very much , and I believe with all my soul that his Big Brother was standing at the gates of Heaven to welcome him and that they are smiling , laughing together as Uncle Bob is playing guitar softly and is singing “Bobby McGee “ ❤️


My condolences to the family and friends. May he be greeted with open arms to the next journey of human life. RIP Frannie , Musky ,


R.I.P. Uncle Franny, 💖 ~ I've many good feelings, thoughts and memories always. #REM 😇


We are so sorry to hear about Frannie - Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Christine Allen & Marilyn Mills


Mrs. McGinnis, Family & Friends: Condolences on the passing of Mr. McGinnis. As was written, he was an enjoyable prankster and joker. His genuine, at times containing devious smile, despite knowing him many years ago, is still well reflected in his picture. May each of your own Spirit be filled with Peace, Comfort and Precious Memories of a good Man! And, from time to time be assured his Spirit will continue to bring a smile to you. Reggie M. Colomb, Ocala, FL


Theresa, Mark and Family, Sorry for the loss of your father. Pat and I are sending thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. God Bless. Pat & Melissa Loughan


To Joyce and family, I send my condolences. You Colette and I have lost our love one. I say that because we grew up together and here we are.

So you children, take care of your mother. Where have the years gone! So sorry.


My entry came up under gabrielkissell, that’s incorrect, it should be Cecille Kissell.

Larry Stewart

My condolences to the McGinnis family.


I’m sorry to read of Franie's passing……..He was a very nice man


Theresa and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Your memories of a wonderful life with him will get you through this, as well as the knowledge that his reward in heaven will be great. Take care.

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