Frances Virginia "Fran" (Mijal) Moch

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Frances (Fran) Virginia Mijal Moch died at the age of 72 in Alpharetta on May 5, 2009. She was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer in December of 2002 and despite the difficulties the illness presented, Fran never gave up. She was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia two weeks ago.
Fran was born Aug. 4, 1936, in Manchester, N.H.. She was preceded in death by her parents, Matthew Mijal and Stella Jajesnica Mijal. Following high school graduation, she joined the Air Force and was a radiology specialist at Parks AFB in California. She was honorably discharged in November of 1957. Fran was married to William (Bill) Moch in May of 1957 in Manchester, N.H., at Saint Joseph's Cathedral. Fran and her family lived in New Hampshire, Germany, Kansas, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, and Taiwan before retiring to Alpharetta in January 2000. She enjoyed traveling, shopping cooking, decorating, and spending time with her family and friends. Following the death of her son Christopher on April 30, 1975, from Leukemia, Fran decided to become a nurse so that she could comfort others in need. Fran taught us all how to live with dignity and hope without letting illness or anything else defeat us while living a selfless and full life.
She is survived by Bill, her husband of 52 years; her daughter, Kathy Edwards; son-in-law, John Edwards; and grandsons, Christopher and Andrew reside in Arlington, Texas; her son Bill; daughter-in-law, Julie; and grandsons, Michael and Matthew, who reside in Cumming. She is also survived by her siblings, Matthew, Walter, Mary Jane, and Bonnie and their children, Pam, Judy, Wendy, Stephanie, Kim, and Brian.
A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 9, at Saint Joseph's Cemetery, 448 Donald Street, Bedford, NH, with Father Joseph Cooper of Saint Joseph Cathedral in Manchester, New Hampshire officiating. The Goodwin Funeral Home, 607 Chestnut Street, Manchester, NH, 03104, (800) 625-5703 is in charge of all funeral arrangements.
Following the service, a reception was held at the Puritan Backroom Restaurant in New Hampshire where Fran and Bill met 53 years ago.
Fran's family requests that you actively seek opportunities to support Ovarian Cancer and Leukemia Research.
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Published in from May 11 to May 13, 2009