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Francis James Provoost, Sr

June 8, 1941 ~ January 1, 2024 (age 82) 82 Years Old

Francis Provoost Obituary

Francis James Provoost Sr "Fran"

Newark - Francis J. Provoost Sr, 82, affectionately known as Fran, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 1, 2024, surrounded by his family.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Alzheimer's Association, 435 E. Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14620 or the Humane Society of Wayne County, 1475 County House Rd., Lyons, NY 14489 in memory of Fran.

Fran was born the son of Charles Provoost and Betty (Mander) Provoost on Sunday, June 8, 1941, in Newark, NY. Spending his entire life in the area, Fran attended school in East Palmyra School. Fran pursued a career as a skilled truck driver, dedicating over three decades to driving for Adams Construction and Finger Lakes Construction. During his leisure hours, he enjoyed tinkering with everything mechanical and listening to country music. He was a former Elks member for several decades. There he was part of the bowling league, volunteered for barbecues, hayrides for kids, Mother's Day breakfast, and as a helper to Santa for the children. He and his wife were part of another mixed bowling league for several years before they both retired. Fran loved spending time with his family and his beloved fur babies. He will be dearly missed and remembered fondly for his kind and gentle personality, as well as his carefree sense of humor and ability to put a smile on your face whenever he was around.

Fran will be remembered by his loving wife of thirty-two years, Shelma Provoost; three daughters; two sons; a step-daughter and step-granddaughter; his brother, Gordon (Carol) Provoost; and many loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Fran was predeceased by his parents, Charles (Betty) Provoost; two great-granddaughters, Eliza and Mackenzie.

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