Francis Ormond

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Francis Joseph Ormond died on December 8, 2022 at the age of 96. He is survived by his son Mark Ormond who had been his devoted companion since the 2016 death of Patricia T. Ormond his wife of sixty-four years.  He is also survived by his grandson Gregg J. Ormond, Jr. of Miami. His son Gregg Joseph Ormond predeceased him in 2015.  Francis was born in Boston on March 7, 1926 to Laura Irene White and Francis Richard Ormond. He grew up in Boston and enlisted in the Navy when he was 18.  After WWII ended he began working at the Travelers Insurance Company and attended Suffolk College where he graduated with a Business Degree.  He later attended the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He met Patricia Toohey through her cousin with whom he worked and they were married in Philadelphia in 1952.  In 1959, he was hired by the Insurance Company of North America (INA) to be General Manager for all European operations and he moved with his wife and two boys to The Hague in the Netherlands.  In 1963, he was called back to INA world headquarters in Philadelphia and he lived in Villanova.  In 1978, as Assistant Vice President of INA and General Manager for all of South America, Latin America and the Caribbean he relocated to Coral Gables, Florida where he lived until 2016. For more than forty years he and his wife also maintained homes in Naples, Florida and Ocean City, New Jersey.  Several years ago he moved to Sarasota, Florida.  Francis and Patricia traveled the world for more than sixty years maintaining friendships and having extraordinary adventures.  Francis loved to cook and was an engaging host to the end.  He was on the Citizen’s Advisory Board of the University of Miami for many years and was a generous donor. His entire life he gave of his time to the schools attended by his children and grandson.  His focus, energy and drive will be greatly missed.  Contributions may be made to the Ormond Family Fund c/o Father Frank Corbishley, The Chapel of the Venerable Bede, 1150 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables, Florida, 33146. Services will be private.

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