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Francis J. Maville

Lebanon, NH — Francis J. Maville, 76 died Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon.

He was born on June 6, 1936 in Lebanon a son of the late Frank I. and Gilberte (Boisvert) Maville and attended Sacred Heart School and LaSalette Seminary in Fairfield, Conn. Before graduating from Lebanon High School, Francis was an entrepreneur, owning and maintaining rental properties in Lebanon and along with his wife Muriel together they have owned and operated the famous Muriel’s Donuts. Previous to the donut business Francis had worked at Split Ball Bearing (now Timken Aerospace) for thirteen years in quality control, advancing up to foremen.

Francis was known to be very knowledgeable in the history of Lebanon and its people. He served ten years in city government as Ward II Councilor, Assistant Mayor and Mayor throughout the 1970’s. He was also a Third Degree life member of the Knights of Columbus and a fifty years life member of the Elks.

He enjoyed spending time at his camp on Miller Pond in Grantham, relaxing and fishing in his few leisure hours.

Francis was predeceased by a son Douglas Maville on Oct. 9, 2012.

He is survived by his loving wife Muriel Chouinard, with whom he just celebrated 57 years of marriage on Feb. 19; four sons Mark Maville and his wife Sandra of Lebanon, Jeffrey Maville of Lebanon, Daniel Maville and his wife Lori of Canaan, N.H. and Christopher and his wife Lara of Canaan; thirteen grandchildren Douglas, Jr., Jennifer, Connie, Megan, Lynn, Mark, Jr., Joshua, Justine, Stephanie, Matthew, Olivia, Gage and Patience; seven great-grandchildren Shelby, Joel, Jacob, Hunter, Dominic, Petra and Phinneas; a brother James Maville of Newbury, Vt. and a sister Anne MacCann of Claremont, N.H. Francis is also survived by his dear friend Ken Stoodly with whom he enjoyed his daily phone chats with.

Family and friends are invited to call at the Ricker Funeral Home on Monday, April 1, 2013 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Sacred Heart Church in Lebanon on Tues., April 2, 2013 at 11 a.m. with burial following in the Valley Cemetery. Messages of sympathy for the family can be shared at

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Lung Association of the Northeast, 460 Totten Pond Road, Suite 400, Waltham, Mass. 02451 or to LaSalette of Enfield, PO Box 420, Enfield, N.H. 03748-0420.