Francis, known in her young years as Frannie, was raised in New.York City on the Upper East Side. Her parents died when she was 18, leaving her sister and brother in her custody. Both sisters are free spirits like their brother Vincent. The two sisters were very close most of their lives. They are possibly also close with Regina, Sally and Gillian's mother. Frances and Jet's relationship seems to be almost as strong as the bond between Sally and Gillian.