Linda Marie Francisco, age 65, resident of Meadville, PA for the past 23 years, died on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA following a short illness. Born in Meadville, PA on February 4, 1950, she was a daughter of Boneta Acker Maricle and the late Daniel C. Acker.

Francisco, Linda Marie Following graduation from Cambridge Springs High School, Linda worked for Fishers Big Wheel in Meadville as a sales clerk for several years and then was employed by Andover Industries in Meadville for several years. Linda found pleasure in crafting and in younger years she enjoyed dancing. She was fond of small animals and pets including fish, birds, and dogs.

Surviving Linda in addition to her mother, Boneta Maricle of Cambridge Springs, is a daughter – Daniele Peterson and her companion – Quincy Lewis of Oil City; a grandson – Zachary Peterson of Oil City; four sisters – Deanna Lester and her husband, Julius; Shirley Crowl and her husband, Gerald; Janine Colvin and her companion, Buddy Williams; and Edwina Dropik and her husband, Todd all of Cambridge Springs; a brother-in-law – Nick Dasovich of Sophia, NC and a sister-in-law – Eileen Maricle of Cambridge Springs; and many nieces and nephews. Preceding Linda in death in addition to her father who died in 1993 was a sister – Suzanne Dasovich and a brother – Richard Maricle.

Friends are invited for visitation at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home in Cambridge Springs on Friday, July 24th from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held there at 8:00 p.m. with Pastor Daren Barnett of the First Baptist Church in Cambridge Springs officiating.