Karen E. Franco, 71, of 33 Main St. Lewis Run, passed away Thursday (April 7, 2016) after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer, at The Bradford Manor.
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Born Jan. 31, 1945, she was a daughter of the late George and Gertrude Dailey Miketish. Karen was raised by her grandmother, Lina Dailey, and graduated from Smethport High School in 1962.
She married Bernard F. "Nard" Franco, who died on May 19, 2000.
She was a member of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church.
Karen worked Tops Supermarket, where she was the deli manager for 13 years, then went work at Zippo Manufacturing, where she retired in 2008.
Surviving are four daughters, Suzette (Jeff) Francen, Bernadette Franco, Dawnette Franco-Wright and Tonette (Jeff) Feiro, all of Bradford; one sister, Martha (Chet) Lindemuth in Virginia; one brother, Robert (Veronica) Miketish of Gifford; 12 grandchildren, Ryan, Michael, Morgan, David, Megan, Kaitlin, Brittany, Dalton, Dominic, Aaron, Sophia and Joanne; six great-grandchildren, Airabella, Geno, Jackson, Greyson, Evan and Mikey; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one daughter, Marietta Norcross, who died Nov. 21, 1999; and one brother, Josh Miketish.
Family will be receiving friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., 372 E. Main St., where funeral and committal services will be held at 5 p.m.
Memorials if desired may be made to the
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
372 East Main Street
Bradford, PA 16701
Published in The Bradford Era from Apr. 9 to Apr. 16, 2016