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.