On June 27, 2006, HOWARD JOSEPH FRANCE, SR., of Towson, MD beloved husband of Margaret Bollinger France and devoted father of H. Joseph France, Jr., of Towson, MD; James Thomas France of Flanders, NJ; Patricia Ann Hargest of Cockeysville, MD and Catherine Margaret Furr of Pasadena, MD. Dear brother of Helen France, Alfred H. France, Jr. and John France. Also survived by six grandchildren. Friends may call at the family owned MITCHELL-WIEDEFELD FUNERAL HOME, INC., 6500 York Road, (at Overbrook), on Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. A Memorial Mass will be offered in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Govans on Saturday, July 1 at 9:30 A.M. Interment private. For those desiring memorial contributions may be made to the Little Peope of America, Inc., 5289 NE Elam Young Parkway, Suite F100, Hillsboro, OR 97124 or Hospice of Baltimore, 6601 North Charles Street, Towson, MD 21204.