Frances Skoronski

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Frances Barbara Roskowski Skoronski, 87, of Wilkes-Barre and most recently of Smith Health Care, Mountain Top, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

Born in Wilkes-Barre on Nov. 9, 1925, she was a daughter of the late Julius and Mary Bodoviki Roskowski. She resided in Wilkes-Barre for most of her life until moving to Smith Health Care in December 2012.

Frances had been employed for two years at an area silk mill and for 34 years at Penn State Belt & Buckle, Georgetown, before retiring in 1988.

She was a member of Our Lady of Hope Parish, Wilkes-Barre. She was a devoted grandmother who cherished every second spent with her grandchildren. She also loved to sew.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alphonse, who died in 1977; brothers, Julius, Peter, Joseph and Charles Roskowski; and 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 Saturday at 9 a.m. from the 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. The Rev. John Terry will officiate. Interment will be in St. Mary's Maternity Cemetery, West Wyoming. Friends are invited to call today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.
Published in Times Leader on Apr. 12, 2013
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