US Army

Jens Martin Franzen

April 7, 1943 ~ February 15, 2024 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Tribute

 

Jens Martin Franzen, “Tex,” “Mad Dog.”  My husband of a lifetime, and father to Pam, Melissa and Greg, grandfather to Ethan, Ava, Matt, Eric, Kelsey and Maddie, father-in-law to Thomas, Jason and Kristin. Brother-in-law to Karl (deceased in 2014), Pete, Janis and Greta and Paul. 

He was a hard worker, oldest son of Dorothy and John Franzen, Mineola, one of six boys, all hard workers:  Jerry, Joel, Gary, Glenn and Kevin.  (Joel passed in 2019.) I send my love to my sisters-in-law:  Pat, Janice, Patti, Michele and Marguerite (who passed in 2023), and to the Abbandandelo Family.

He was the community’s friend and neighbor, and an avid sports fan!  He would keep you current on your car registration and inspection and he would always pitch in to help you lift, carry or stow whatever you needed. He was well known for collecting cans for 5 cents/each … no backyard was safe from Jens Franzen! 

He worked for Big Three, Steiger Bros, Yellow/YRC/Roadway, Girl Scouts of Nassau County, and as a Messenger at the Town of Hempstead, making friends and jokes along the way.  

I will miss him, and so will you!

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Services

Visitation
Sunday
February 18, 2024

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Donohue Cecere Funeral Home
290 Post Ave.
Westbury, NY 11590

Visitation
Sunday
February 18, 2024

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Donohue Cecere Funeral Home
290 Post Ave.
Westbury, NY 11590

Mass of Christian Burial
Monday
February 19, 2024

11:15 AM
St. Frances de Chantel RC Church
1309 Wantagh Ave
Wantagh, NY 11793

Cemetery

Interment Private

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