The Arc Remembers Francis Stefanik

The Arc of Essex County is saddened at the passing of Seven Oaks Group Home resident Francis Stefanik. Francis lived at Seven Oaks since 1998. We first met Francis in 2007 when The Arc assumed the role of service provider for Francis from another agency.  As the resident wise man of the home, he was fondly referred to by staff, housemates, and friends, as “Grandpa” or “Pop.”  Francis enjoyed going out to eat, listening to music, and most of all relaxing in his favorite chair in the living room of his home. Francis had style, you would usually see him with his pant legs rolled up and adorning a one of his many hats, which became known as his signature look.  Francis had a kind soul, in his younger years he very much enjoyed visiting pet stores and spending time around the animals. Seven Oaks won’t be quite the same without him, and he will be greatly missed.

If you’d like to make a donation to The Arc of Essex County in Francis’s memory, please visit our tribute donation page.  Please note that your donation is in memory of Francis Stefanik; an acknowledgement of your tribute will be sent to his family members.