Frances Andrejko

On May 30, 2014, the Hudson section of Plains Township lost one of its oldest residence. Mrs. Frances Andrejko, 100, passed on peacefully in the comfort of her family home.

Born on Dec. 31, 1913, she was a daughter to the late Frank and Malvena Bohonko Pieczynski of Hudson. She grew up in the Hudson area and began to work for the local garment industry. She first worked as a seamstress for Gort's Girls and then several other dress factories in the area. She was a hard worker. Frances sometimes worked a morning shift at one dress factory and then an afternoon shift at another.

On Jan. 29, 1938, Frances married Michael Andrejko. Together they celebrated 53 years of marriage until Michael's untimely passing on June 3, 1991. Together they raised one child, Mary Ann.

Frances finally retired from the LA Dress factory in Wilkes-Barre, at the young age of 75.

Throughout Frances's life, she was an active member in the St. Joseph Church, Hudson. She was a member of the Christian Mothers, the church quilting society, and one of the hardest workers at the annual church bazaar. You could always find Frances frying the potato pancakes. After St. Joseph's closed, she became a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Church, Plains Township.

Frances enjoyed her retirement years going on trips to Atlantic City with her daughter. Also she enjoyed watching her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren grow.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael; sister, Lillian Czerepuszko, Stella Kielert; brother, Frank Pieczynski; and grandson, Timothy Wheeler.

Frances is survived by her daughter, Mary Ann Wheeler and her husband, William, Hudson; sister, Irene Mountisne, Layton, Utah; grandchildren, Bill Wheeler and his wife, Mary Ann, Hudson; Michael Wheeler and his wife, Ann, Hudson; Richard Wheeler and his wife, Charlene, Hudson; Michelle Wells and her husband, Walt, New Jersey; great-grandchildren, Sarah Wheeler, Cassie Wells; Walter Wells, Bailey Mizenko, and Zoe Wheeler; and great-great-grandchildren, Benjamin and Bradley Corridoni.

Frances will be honored at a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Ss. Peter and Paul Church, 13 Hudson Road, Plains Township. Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. John Boyle. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Hudson. Friends and family may call in the church Wednesday, prior to mass, from 9 a.m. until time of Mass.

To send a condolence to the family or for directions to the service, please visit

Funeral Home

Yanaitis Funeral Home
55 Stark St Plains, PA 18705
(570) 822-2416

Published in Citizens' Voice on June 2, 2014