Frances C. Cannon, 89, of 420 High St., passed away Sunday (Feb. 2, 2014) at her home, surrounded by her loving family.
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Born July 30, 1924, in Bradford, she was a daughter of the late Gaetano and Liberata Alviti Pace. On July 16, 1941, in Bradford, she married Foster W. Cannon, who passed away Sept. 17, 1994.
She was a 1941 graduate of Bradford High School.
Mrs. Cannon was a member of St. Bernard Roman Catholic Church.
She was known for her cake decorating and operated Fran's Cake and Candy from 1965 until 2010. She was also certified by Wilton Cake Decorating Co. as an instructor and won a gold medal award for a national cake decorating competition.
Mrs. Cannon is survived by four sons, Foster A. (Eileen) Cannon of Frisco, Texas, and Paul R. (Julie) Cannon, John C. Cannon and Greg L. (Teri) Cannon, all of Bradford; a sister, Shirley (Raymond) Duggan of Hamburg, N.Y.; 16 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and loving family members.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Matthew W. Cannon, who passed away May 21, 1994; and four sisters, Christina Agnes Roundsville, Vivian Bottorf, Norma Bunce and Laura Florentine.
Family will be receiving friends from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., East Main Street, where a prayer service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, followed by a 2 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Bernard Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. Raymond Gramata as celebrant. Committal services and burial will follow in St. Bernard Cemetery.
Memorial contributions, if desired, can be made to the
, 95 Main St., Bradford;
, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942; or a
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Published in The Bradford Era from Feb. 4 to Feb. 11, 2014