Last updated: 10 Apr, 2024

Franca Crocetti

Franca Crocetti from Auromodѐle passed away in PIMS hospital on January 8th. Her son Padmanabhan was at her side. She was 86 years old and had been admitted with a respiratory disorder.

Franca visited Auroville for the first time in 1979 and joined for good in 1983. She was a senior school principal in Italy and got actively involved in Auroville’s outreach education and made donations to purchase land for this purpose. Another of her activities was setting up the Seniors Helping Seniors (SHS) group to address the growing concerns and changing needs of the elders in the community.

Franca’s body was buried on January 10th at the Auroville burial ground.

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