Peskotom = Pollock
Cheif Melvin Joseph Francis
PLEASANT POINT, PERRY - Melvin Joseph Francis, Passamaquoddy tribal governor, 60, passed away Thursday, Jan. 12, 2006. He was born Aug. 6, 1945, at Pleasant Point, Perry, the son of Leo and Ruth (Dana) Francis. He attended local schools, graduating from Shead High School. He earned a Journeyman's Certificate specializing in carpentry. He was a former member of the Knights of Columbus and he also was a member of the Passamaquoddy Elder Committee. Melvin has served as Passamaquoddy tribal governor for eight and one half years. He and his wife, Carol have been therapeutic foster parents for 12 years. He enjoyed artistic painting, hunting and traditional native dances. He is survived by his wife, Carol; sons, Eyan Francis, Melvin Joseph Francis II and wife, Tammy, Stephen Francis, Scott Francis; daughters, Stephanie Francis and friend, Chris, Marie Hopkins and husband, Mark, Alicia Nickerson and friend, Erik, Angelia Nickerson; and many foster children; grandchildren, Joseph, Starr, Franklin, Stephen, Alysabeth and AllyMay; one brother, Clifford Francis; several nieces, nephews and God children; one aunt, Evelyn Dana; one uncle, Martin David Francis; mother and father-in-law, Richard and Elsie Kearney; sisters-in-law, Vickie and Rose; brother-in-law, Paul. Melvin deeply loved his tribal community and will be greatly missed by the Passamaquoddy Tribe, People of the Dawn.