WESTFIELD – Francis Joseph Cain 92, of Westfield, MA passed away at home of natural causes on Saturday April 18, 2020. He was born August 21, 1927 in Springfield, MA to the late Frank and Catherine (Moriarty) Cain. He would have been a member of the 1946 West Springfield High School graduating Class but left to join the U.S. Merchant Marines in 1945 due to WWII. He returned and started working at Springfield Street Railway when he was drafted in 1950 and served in the Army during the Korean War. Upon his discharge he went back to Springfield Street Railway until he was hired by Hyster Company and was with them until his retirement in 1992. His great love of automobiles, especially Packard’s, got him into car collecting and he traveled throughout the U.S. to car meets. He was active for many years and still belonged to Western Mass Model A Ford Restorers, Packard Club, and Early Ford V-8 Club of America. One of his most memorable moments was when his 41 Mercury took front and center in the movie “The Cider House Rules”. He loved his trips each October to the Fall Hershey Car meet with Paul, Timmy and Cracker.
He was preceded in death by his brother John and sisters Margaret Croteau and Kathleen McGovern. He is survived by his wife of 64 years Carol Towne Cain, his three sons and their spouses David and Terry of Southwick, Jerry and Liz of Westfield, and Francis of Westfield. He also leaves his six grandchildren John and his wife Mickenzie, Ben, Tim and his fiancé Alex, Kathleen Minnich and her husband Stephen of Alexandria, VA, Meghan of St. Louis, MO, and Hannah of San Diego, CA. He also leaves behind three great grandchildren Colleen, David and John Francis. Francis also leaves his sisters Mary Corcoran of Holyoke, Marrianne Piper and her husband Donald of Great Barrington MA, and numerous nieces and nephews. A Memorial Mass will be scheduled at St. Mary’s Church in Westfield at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made at St. Mary’s Church, 30 Bartlett Street, Westfield, MA. Firtionadams.com