Francis A. Affinito


Whitehall, New York – Francis A. Affinito (Bellringer), 87, of Kirtland Street, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022. Francis was born on Feb. 1, 1935, in Whitehall, New York. He was the son of the late Henry and Philomena Affinito.

Francis served in the U.S. Army. After serving he began his career as a schoolteacher, teaching in the Fort Ann and then the Whitehall school systems, from which he retired after many years of service. He also was very active in his community, serving as a village trustee and as the mayor of Whitehall. He was dedicated to his community and his church, raising money throughout his entire school career for Cerebral Palsy Association.

Francis was predeceased by his wife Gail Affinito after 57 years of marriage and his brothers Henry Affinito, Edward Affinito and Richard Affinito.

He is survived by his children Francis A. Affinito Jr. and his companion Denise, Cindy Jacobsen and her husband Tom and Joseph Affinito and his wife Stephanie; his brother John Affinito and his wife Martha, his sister-in-law Phyllis Affinito and his sister-in-law Kay Affinito.

He also is survived by his grandchildren who were the love of his life: Sarah Brennan, Chris Lupo, Nicholas Affinito, Justin Affinito, Logan Affinito, Jessica Affinito, Hunter Affinito, Miranda Affinito and Justice Affinito, as well as many nieces and nephews.

At his request, there will be no calling hours or funeral service.

The family has suggested that contributions may be made in Francis and Gail’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association, 4 Pine West Plaza, Suite 405, Albany, NY 12205.

Francis’s arrangements are under the care of the Jillson Funeral Home Inc., 46 Williams St. in Whitehall.

Online condolences may be made at jillsonfuneralhome.com.