It is with great sadness that we learn the death of Alain Biancheri, the father of Franck Biancheri, Sunday, November 27, 2022 in Menton.
For those who have followed Franck since the years of La Turbie where the family Biancheri was installed, Alain, his father, was an unavoidable figure in the life of Franck and his family:
“je me souviens de leur accueil bienveillant et du café dans la cuisine de La Turbie…” écrit Anne-Béatrice Schlumberger
“une personne attachante qui, par sa simplicité, a marqué tous ceux qui l’ont connu” écrit José-Maria Compagni Morales
“un homme que j’admirais et avec qui j’aimais beaucoup discuter, une grande épaisseur humaine, un sourire généreux.” écrit Frédéric Duverger
“I remember him with great warmth He was a loving father and particularly hospitable to all Franck’s foreign friends. I think back with gratitude to our sleepovers at La Turbie.” écrit Rikstus Oosterhuis
Franck’s father was also a figure of the region of Menton and author of several books about his family’s birthplace.
Photo Geta Grama-Moldovan
Alain Biancheri was a grandson and son of soldiers who died for France during the First and Second World Wars.
- His grandfather, Augustin Egilde Biancheri, seaman 2nd class mechanic, disappeared at sea during the night of April 27, 1915, when the Austrian submarine U5 torpedoed the battleship Léon Gambetta on which he was engaged. This torpedoing, one of the very first before that of the Luisitania, off the coast of Santa-Maria di Leuca (southern entrance to the Adriatic Sea) caused 684 victims. (cf: 100 years ago: on the night of April 27, 1915, the torpedoing of the Léon Gambetta caused 684 victims! by Benoit Guittet).
- His father, Adrien, Léon, Marius Biancheri, was summarily executed on September 5, 1944 in Montedoux, commune of Montbeugny (Allier); military within the Republican Guards; resistant within the French Forces of the Interior (FFI) (cf: Biographical dictionary Le Maitron, fusillés 40-44)
The history of his ancestors and his father had strongly influenced Franck in his recent historical understanding of the European peoples and in his visions of the future of Europe.
We send our most sincere condolences to his wife, Mireille, his granddaughter Carla Biancheri and Marie-Hélène Caillol, his daughter-in-law.
In thought with him. Rest in peace,
The borad and members of the AAFB