Frances Teresa Frabotta entered into heaven peacefully at Hospice of Western Reserve on the morning of August 16th, 2020.
She is now with her beloved Father, Anthony, her loving Mother, Santina (Genovese) Modica and all her loved ones who have
gone before her.
Fran will be forever loved by her husband, Remo Frabotta, her son, Remo Frabotta (Caroline), and two daughters,
Frances Laurie, and Gina Fletcher (Paul). As a treasured grandmother, she will be deeply missed by Sondra (Michael),
Andrea (Nick), Rocco, Rachel, and Mark. Great grandmother of Giana, Michael, and Anthony Christopher.
Born on December 19th, 1938 in Cleveland, Ohio. Fran married the love of her life, Remo Frabotta on January 26th, 1957.
Together they raised three beautiful children. Their life together was truly a love story; like the kind you'd see in a movie or read
in a novel. Watching them together taught us all the true meaning of unconditional love. The bond that they shared in their 63
years of marriage was unbreakable and eternal.
Starting their own family business, Advance Refrigeration, Remo and Fran built and ran their refrigeration service business in
Highland Heights, Ohio for 30+ years. Fran was a loving wife and mother, home maker, artist and business owner. Her creativity
ran through her, she was always sewing, crafting, and cooking. Her passion of sewing turned into a small business of creating
and selling doll clothes at craft shows and online. She also worked at her grandchildren's school, Center Elementary as the
lunch lady and noon aid. The staff and students lovingly referred to her as "Grandma Fran." Over the summers she worked as a
desk clerk at the Highland Heights Pool sharing her smiles and kindness to everyone. She was active in her church community
serving as a Eucharistic Minister at St. Noel and volunteering at Vacation Bible School for many years.
Fran was truly one of God's Angels living here on earth; a person of faith, she lived her life helping others and putting the needs
of her family before her own, sharing her kindness and generosity with everyone she met. She enjoyed volunteering to help the
elderly make crafts in a nursing home in hopes to bring some joy to their day. She donated her time by baking and creating gifts
and decorations for many charities. Fran would send you a card if you were sick, if you were sad, or just because she was
thinking of you. She never forgot your birthday because she was so thankful that you were born into her life. She expressed her
love by making chicken soup for you when you were sick, along with making her pizzelles and home made pizza for her family's
doctors to show appreciation for their good care. Fran was a true animal lover, always showing compassion and never wasting a
scrap of food; she made sure that the deer, bunnies, and birds in her backyard had something to eat.
Whether you were family or just a friend, she handmade something special for you with love in every stitch, from baby blankets
to clothes. Sewing for her grandchildren gave her the greatest joy. No matter the occasion, grandma made you what you
needed. Be it a Halloween costume, communion dress, Valentine dress, school outfits or pajamas. You name it, she would
make it for you. Even all her grand-dogs and grand-cats had a personal blanket and toys sewn just for them. When we look
through our family photo albums; there's not a page that you won't find one of grandma's creations.
Fran kept her friends close to her heart and loved them dearly; making sure that they always knew how much they meant to her.
Her comfort was true and anyone who knew Fran would tell you that she was the most genuine, kind and loving person they had
ever met. Her presence in every life that she touched will be greatly missed, her smile never forgotten and she will be held in their hearts
and in their memories forever.
As her children & husband, it is truly wonderful to know how much she was loved and how important she was to so many people.
We appreciate your support and would like to thank all our family & friends for their kind words & prayers for our mom.
In lieu of flowers a memorial contribution in Frances' name can be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, Cleveland, OH
In celebration of Frances' life, a private mass will be held at St. Noel Church in Willoughby Hills, OH