Albert James Franke

Albert James Franke of Southold died at his home June 6, 2015. He was 76. 

He was born Dec. 21, 1938, in Brooklyn to Marguerite (née Maguire) and Albert J. Franke. He and his family summered on Long Island until moving here permanently around 1947.

Jim attended Southold High School and in 1961 married Frances S. Brooks in Riverhead.

For 37 years, he enjoyed a career as a lab technician with United States Department of Agriculture on Plum Island.

In his free time, he was a long-time member of Mattituck Gun Club and enjoyed salt water fly fishing, mycology, smoking fish and cooking.

He is survived by his wife Frances S. Franke; three sons, James, Michael (Christine) and Glen (Jill) all of Southold; seven grandchildren, Steven, David, Jennifer, Daniel, Miranda, Jonna and Peter and three great-grandchildren, Aric, James and Cecily. He was predeceased by two brothers, Edward and Thomas.

Graveside services were held June 13 at East Marion Cemetery with Pastor Thomas MacLeod officiating.

DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home assisted the family.

This is a paid notice.