Franca Lombardini Carr

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My sincere condolences to Matt and Lori, Marita and David and all the family. I had the pleasure of knowing Franca for only a short time, but quickly got to see the exceptional and spirited person that she was! I so enjoyed visiting with her over cappuccino and hearing about her wonderful life and the family she was so proud of. I am better for having known Franca. Be assured that you are in my prayers!


Posted by: Lucy Dupont - Colchester, VT   Jul 13, 2018
Summer 1976, Party at Elsa Tessier's house (Franca & David Carr in foreground; Elsa is on steps in yellow shirt)


Posted by: Claire Tessier    Jul 13, 2018
Franca and me taken in Aug 2003 at the Shelburne Museum.

I was very sad to hear of Franca's passing. I wish Marita, Matthew and their families strength and peace during this difficult time.
Franca was a a strong, kind, and loving person. I will always remember that she made my wedding dress. Such a special gift! I am also grateful that she was such a loyal friend to my mother and grandmother. Franca also tried to teach me tennis. I was a poor player but I had fun with her.


Posted by: Claire Tessier - Akron, OH   Jul 13, 2018

My sympathies to all of you. Franco was one of our finest and I will miss her,too. We first met at Forsyth South and Oh! The creations she could make!!! So talented! And in her later years at the Museum! I will cherish her book even more now!


Posted by: Deenie Galipeau - Shelburne, VT   Jul 13, 2018

Dear Matthew, Marita and family, your mom was a good friend to my mom Sarah Hanbridge and I have some lovely memories of time spent with your family. Prayers to you all, Sara Jane (Hanbridge) Zuanich


Posted by: Sara Zuanich - Grand Isle, VT   Jul 12, 2018

Sad to learn about Franca's passing.
She is a beautiful woman inside and out.
Franca was fiercely proud of her family, we all knew how much she cared for each family member and her friends.

Franca was the type of person who made made our world better. Loved hearing her speak, enjoyed her beautiful spirited soul.

She will be greatly missed.


Posted by: A friend   Jul 12, 2018

I was so sorry to hear of Franca's passing. I had the pleasure of working with her for several as fellow guides at Shelburne Museum, and always enjoyed time spent with her, listening to her stories and just chatting. She was an amazing person who lived a most interesting life, and she will be missed.


Posted by: Gary Irish - Jericho, VT   Jul 12, 2018

I knew Franca from her work as a guide at Shelburne Museum. Franca's light burned bright while she was on this planet. Her intrepid sense of adventure, her verve, her bold style, her passion all fueled that fire. I will miss you Franca. Thoughts and prayers with your family.


Posted by: Leslie Wright    Jul 12, 2018