Francis L. McNelis, M.D. of Providence passed into eternal life on February 8, 2021 at the age of 100. He was the husband of the late Shirley (Grube) McNelis and the late June (Stewart Bubier) McNelis
Dr. McNelis was born on August 12, 1920 in Pawtucket, the son of the late James McNelis and the late Catherine (Dalton) McNelis.
Dr. McNelis was the Chief of Staff for Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat) at the Rhode Island Hospital in Providence and also treated patients at Miriam, Our Lady of Fatima, Pawtucket Memorial Hospital, and St. Joseph’s Hospitals. He became a Clinical Professor of Surgery/Otolaryngology at the Brown University School of Medicine. He was a United States Navy Veteran of WWII serving as a medical doctor.
Dr. McNelis is survived by his children: Frances Houser and her husband Lance of California, J.Kevin McNelis and his wife Karen of Rhode Island, Joanne K. Sheehan of Arizona, Stephen F. McNelis of Massachusetts, Brian F. McNelis (deceased) and Marian E. McNelis and her husband Tom Arnold of Arizona as David Bubier and his wife Linda of Massachusetts. He had eleven grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.
There will be a Mass of Christian Burial for Dr. McNelis on Saturday, February 13th at 10:00 am in St. Sebastian’s Church, 67 Cole Avenue, Providence.
Due to Covid 19 restrictions, the Mass will be private, but it can be seen virtually on the St. Sebastian website. Burial will be private at Mt. St. Mary’s Cemetery, Pawtucket.