NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

April 6, 2013

Nicole Christine Franciscovich, 45


Phoenix, AZ — A Celebration of Life for Nicole Christine Franciscovich who passed away at the age of 45 on Friday, March 22, 2013, at her home in Phoenix, Ariz., will be held on Saturday, April 20, at 11 a.m. at Black Swan Country Club, 258 Andover Street, Georgetown, MA. The interment will follow at the Riverview Cemetery, Groveland, Mass., with arrangements by Conte Funeral Homes, Georgetown, Mass.

Born in Boston, December 29, 1967, “Nikki” battled courageously for six years against Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia. She never gave up. Her buoyant personality, hearty laugh, and exuberance were catching, and she lit up a room. Her unforgettable personality shined in her everyday life, family-friend relationships, professional life, and day-to-day effort to conquer her disease. She was always grateful for the encouraging messages and support all of you sent over the years.

Nicole had a remarkable media and marketing career following her graduation from Georgetown High School and Bay State College in Boston. She shared her life with us in her favorite home on Plum Island, Mass., with her dogs, Fenway, Cabot, and Onyx, and the Killington, Vt., ski house.

Nicole is survived by family members; parents, Paul J. Franciscovich, Jr., Phoenix, Ariz., and Louise Ann Richardson of Georgetown, Mass.; brother, Michael Paul Franciscovich and wife, Shane Nicole; their children, Ava Christina (7), Ryan Michael (5), and Ella Morgan (3), all of New York, to whom Nicole was their godmother along with Nicole Arsenault (“Little Nicole”); aunt, Paula Yonikas, Okla.; and cousins, Patrick and Joseph Yonikas, of Oklahoma and Texas, respectively; and numerous other loving cousins. Nicole was predeceased by her grandparents, Albina and Paul Franciscovich and Thelma and Rollo Richardson.

Contributions in Nicole’s name can be sent to the American Red Cross and the Humane Society of the United States. Our Nicole leaves a standard by which to live. Please remember her smiling face. To offer on line condolences, please visit www.contefuneralhomes.com.