Francis T. Vivian, Jr., 79 years of age, formerly of Southampton, was called home by Our Lord on January 11, 2023, while residing at the Quakertown Center Nursing Home in Quakertown, PA.
Francis “Frank” is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Linda Lee Vivian (Hemp), son Francis “Frankie” T. Vivian III (Judy) of Hatboro, PA, son Michael C. Vivian (Rachael) of Jackson, MI and daughter Maureen M. Zielinski (Paul) of Perkasie, PA. In addition, Frank & Linda have 13 grandchildren: Caitlyn, Jada and Joseph Vivian - Elise, Shelby and Ashley Vivian – PJ, Madelyn, Theodore, Samuel, Faith, Gabriel and Noa Zielinski.
Frank was born in Philadelphia on July 26, 1943, the first of seven children born to the late Francis T and Mary (Young) Vivian. Frank was preceded in death by his younger brother Joseph Vivian and is survived by his younger siblings Raymond (Susan), Maryann Ryals (+Robert), Charles (Margarita), Dennis (Rose) and Renee Thompson (+David), as well as several nieces and a nephew.
During his life, Frank worked hard at providing for his family, first having been employed as a horse trainer for many years, and then having been employed by Decision Data, Bank of America and the IRS. In his spare time, Frank enjoyed going to the Philadelphia Park racetrack, where he was part-owner of several racehorses. He loved vacationing down the shore with his family in the summers and taking trips & cruises with his wife in retirement. One of Frank’s greatest joys was spending time with his grandchildren; being down the shore with them, taking them to the racetrack, out to lunch, to the park or just sitting in the backyard watching them play. Frank also enjoyed his coffee time and would never pass up a good hot dog.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, 01/20/23, at 11:00 A.M. at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 611 Knowles Ave, Southampton, PA, 18966. Calling before Mass will be held at the church from 10:00AM ~ 11:00AM. Interment will directly follow Mass at Lawnview Cemetery, 500 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge, PA, 19046.
All arrangements are made by Naugle Funeral & Cremation Service, Ltd. 135 W. Pumping Station Road, Quakertown, PA, 18951. (215-536-3343)