Francis L. Drowne, 77, of Johnston, passed away at Rhode Island Hospital on Monday, November 2, 2020. He was the beloved husband of Thelma (Folco) Drowne for 56 years. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Frank Drowne and Agnes (Davis) Cartier.
Mr. Drowne worked for New Penn Trucking for many years before retiring. He was a member of Teamsters Local 251.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his two sons, Frank and Joseph Drowne; two daughters, Donna Carpentieri and her husband Joseph Carpentieri, Sr. and Toni Drowne and her husband Aaron Cole; three grandchildren, Stephanie Carpentieri, Carissa Carpentieri and Hanna Drowne; and his great granddaughter, Joella Carpentieri. He was the grandfather of the late Joseph Carpentieri, Jr. and the brother of the late James Drowne, John Drowne and George Cartier.
Mr. Drowne's funeral and burial will be private. Donations in his memory may be made to the American Lung Association, 260 West Exchange St., Providence, RI 02903.