In loving memory of

Francis W. Ingersoll
February 1, 1938 - March 16, 2023

Francis W. Ingersoll, Jr., 85 of Beacon Street, Middletown, RI, formerly of 15 Howard Street, Newport, died on Thursdsay, March 16, 2023 at home. He was the husband of Maryalice "Mimi"(Guevremont) Ingersoll.

Born in South Boston, MA on February 1, 1938, he was the son of the late Francis W. and Estelle (Luzio) Ingersoll. Mr. Ingersoll served in the United States Navy for nearly 30 years, including 3 years in Vietnam. After retiring from the Navy in 1979 he became the sexton at St. Mary's Church for 3 years. He then started the Handy Varity Store on Thames Street until he sold it in 2000. Frank was a communicant of St. Mary's Church, a life member of the VFW Post 406, the Knights of Columbus, the Vietnam Vets Association and the Fleet Reserve Association. Francis was an avid New England Sports fan.

Besides his wife of 60 years, he is survived by his sons Francis W. Ingersoll, III and his wife Fran of Portsmouth, Stephen Joseph Ingersoll, Charles A. Ingersoll and his former wife Naomi all of Middletown, and Brian A. Ingersoll and his wife Jennifer McFarland of Newport, his brother Paul Ingersoll of Norwood, MA, his sister Doris Brock of Massachusetts; six grandchildren, Josh, Zachary, Ethan, Nathaniel and Aaron, and Madison Belle Ingersoll. He also leaves his longest friend from the Navy, Richard "Birky" Birkhiemer.

He was preceded in death by his sisters Alice McHugh, Jean Pratt and Marie McHugh his favorite dog Lexy.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday, March 19 from 2:00pm-5:00pm in the Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Broadway, Newport.

His funeral will be held on Monday, March 20 at with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00am in St. Mary's Church, Spring Street, Newport. Burial will be in Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Exeter. A celebration of life will be held at the Newport Elks from 2-6pm Monday afternoon.

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Cathy McArthur Brown wrote on Mar 20, 2023:

"May you rest in peace Uncle Ingie! Love and hugs for my family in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Your niece, Cathy McArthur Brown. Decatur, Illinois "

Michael Medeiros wrote on Mar 19, 2023:

"Frank meant an awful lot to us especially as youngsters, and he always came and routed for his boy Joe black when I wrestled in as a I walked to school. Oh I would often stop in to say hello lol and he had great advice and who can forget it. He invited me several years in a row to his store Christmas party I will never forget my friend, and like fall forward to seeing him and heaven and I am fortunate enough to have great relationships with his sons Brian and Stephen "

Harry Sullivan wrote on Mar 19, 2023:

"Our deepest condolences to the Ingersoll Family. Your father was a great person. Sorry to hear about his death. May he rest in peace."

Pat Burns and Michael. Cape Coral, FL wrote on Mar 19, 2023:

"Dear Ingersoll family, We were very sad to hear about Franks passing. He and my husband Charlie would have quite the conversations in the store. Please except our sincere condolences, we will be thinking of you and our prayers are with you. Sincerely Pat Burns and Michael Burns"

Timothy J Sullivan wrote on Mar 18, 2023:

"To the Ingersoll Family, I am very sorry to hear of Frank's passing. My deepest sympathy to you all."

Bill Campbell wrote on Mar 18, 2023:

"To Charlie, Brian, and the Ingersoll Family, I was deeply saddened to learn of Frank?s passing. I thoroughly enjoyed my time in the early mornings at the Handy Variety with Frank. Please know all of you are in my thoughts and prayers. With my deepest sympathy,"