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Francis J. Harper

MECHANICVILLE – Frank J. Harper, 65, died on Friday, January 23, 2015, at St. Peter’s Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Frank was born in Albany and lived in the area all his life. He worked for Troy Boiler Works and was part of the boilermakers union for 47 years. Frank enjoyed supporting his son’s auto racing at Lebanon Valley Speedway. He enjoyed spending time remodeling his 1955 Chevy. Golf was also one of his hobbies, and it brought him great happiness to live next to a golf course. Frank often enjoyed quality time with his many close friends.

Frank is survived by his son, Frank Jr.; his siblings, Ed (Diane), Josephine Coffey, and Tom (Eileen); and several nieces and nephews, as well as his longtime companion, Lynne Kramer. He was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Josephine Harper, and his sister, Ann Harper.

Funeral services will be held at All Saints Church on Homestead Avenue in Albany on Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Nassau. To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit .


Click here to view Frank’s resting place in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Nassau, NY 12123.


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