Insurance Exec Marie Franchetti

Posted: June 22, 1987

Services were to be held this morning for Marie Franchetti, vice president of an insurance brokerage firm and a nationally recognized specialist in aviation insurance, who died Friday. She was 44 and lived in South Philadelphia.

Franchetti had worked for Rollins Burdick Hunter, an insurance brokerage service with offices in the Ledger Building, since 1984. Previously, she had worked for Corroon and Black, an insurance agency.

"Marie was an aviation insurance specialist," said Gil White, a vice president of Rollins Burdick Hunter and a close friend. "There aren't 200 people in the world who did what she did. She knew her work well. She was indefatigable, whatever it took to get the job done, from 6 in the morning to 9 at night or weekends.

"You can't be successful unless people want to do business with you, and they wanted to do business with her. She was so professional, so thorough and so service-oriented, she didnt have to sell, her reputation preceded her."

"She would spare no expenses for anyone in her family; she would go in hock for gifts," recalled Maryrose Kozlowski, who had worked with her at another firm. "She was a sweet, sensitive person who could relate to people real well. That was one of her biggest attributes. She was sympathetic and fair."

Survivors include her mother, Victoria Sharbo Franchetti; a sister, Victoria Franchetti; and a brother, Theodore.

Mass of Christian Burial was to be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. at St. Nicholas of Tolentine Roman Catholic Church, 9th and Watkins streets. Entombment will be in Calvary Mausoleum, Route 70, Cherry Hill.

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