Francis A. Mitchell
JENSON BEACH, FL- Francis A. Mitchell, 79, better known as “Frank” or “FAM,” born in Springfield, MA and resided in Hartford, CT, during his youth, died on June 23.
After high school, Mr. Mitchell entered the United States Navy and was honorably discharged in December 1961. He held various positions at Mount Snow Ski Corporation, was a builder, and managed various restaurants and lounges in the Dover, VT, area. Mitchell held real estate broker licenses in Vermont and Florida and spent time working in these professions.
Later in life, Mr. Mitchell earned his captain’s license, qualifying him to pilot any vessel in any ocean. Mr. Mitchell spent time in Europe, living in Italy for a couple of years, supervising the construction of a mega- yacht for a client. After his term sailing the various seas, he turned to “surveying” ships for potential owners.
Mr. Mitchell retired to Jenson Beach, where he spent time serving on the Cinnamon Tree Condo Association and helping his fellow residents.
Mr. Mitchell’s desire to have his ashes placed at South Florida National Cemetery with Navy military honors will be fulfilled on Thursday, July 25, at 2:45 pm. The flag will be presented to his friend, David B. Connor. Mitchell was humble and always willing to help if asked, and he leaves many friends and will be missed by all.