Frances Barbara Roskowski Skoronski, 87, of Wilkes-Barre and most recently of Smith Health Care, Mountain Top, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2013, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
Born in Wilkes-Barre on Nov. 9, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Julius and Mary Bodoviki Roskowski. She resided in Wilkes-Barre most of her life until moving to Smith Health Care in December 2012.
Frances had been employed for two years by a local silk mill and for 34 years at Penn State Belt & Buckle, Georgetown, retiring in 1988.
She was a member of Our Lady of Hope Parish, Wilkes-Barre, was a devoted grandmother who cherished every second spent with her grandchildren and she loved to sew.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alphonse, in 1977; by her brothers, Julius, Peter, Joseph and Charles Roskowski; and by sisters, Verna Salk, Sophie Krebs, Helen Singley and Anna Dotter.
Surviving are her sons, Edward, Florida; and Thomas, Mountain Top; brother, John Roskowski, Florida; sisters, Gloria Ciavarella and Terry O'Neill, Wilkes-Barre; four grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday from Bednarski & Thomas Funeral Home, 27 Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 9:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Hope Parish, with the Rev. John Terry officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary's Maternity Cemetery, West Wyoming. Friends are invited to call from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday at the funeral home.