Fran Ferrone, 90

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Francis A. Ferrone, 90, of Chicago, died on June 11, 2020. Born on April 14, 1930, Fran was a graduate of St. Catherine of Siena parochial school in Oak Park, Fenwick High School, where he was captain of the varsity basketball team both his junior and senior years, and DePaul University. For many years he and his brother Don owned and operated the Chicago Sight Seeing Co., American Sightseeing Tours, Chicago Gray Line, Prairie Trailways, and O'Hare Wisconsin Limousine Service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army in Korea. 

Fran was the brother of Donald (Kay) Ferrone; the uncle of Robert (Vicki Duke Dietz), Christopher (Janet) and Felicia (Christopher Gentner) Ferrone; the great-uncle of Harrison (fiancée Kelsey Betzelberger), Alex and Haley Ferrone; son of the late Henry and Fannie (nee Trimarco) Ferrone; and he is also survived by many Trimarco cousins and his dear friends, Jack White and John Valentine. 

Private interment was held at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity in memory of Fran.

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