Catherine M. Franzo, age 91, of Blooming Grove, Pa., died Tuesday, October 30, 2012, at St. Mary's Villa in Elmhurst, Pa.
Mrs. Franzo was born February 7, 1921, in Manhattan, N.Y., and was the daughter of the late Frank and Rachel (Guzzo) Macchia. She was predeceased by her husband, Frank R. Franzo, in 1989; and her brothers, Rocco, Mario and John Macchia.
In addition to being a homemaker, she was a true modern woman and worked outside the home for many years. She had a varied professional life and held several management positions. She was the manager of the fabric department of JCP as well as floor manager at Dermik, a pharmaceutical company.
Catherine was very involved in her parish on Long Island, Our Lady of Mercy, where she participated in the Holy Rosary Society, helping to put on plays, reviews and working on various projects for the parish. Her other talents included advanced skills in crocheting and knitting as well as being a master seamstress. The items she creates are not only beautiful but will become family heirlooms. She was also a fabulous cook and had mastered many complex Italian recipes.
She is survived by two sons, Frank and his wife, Anne Franzo of Blooming Grove, Pa.; Bob Franzo of Taylor, Pa.; grandchildren, Nanci Ellen, Frank, Lynette, Jennifer, Robert And Nadine; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Antoinette Edwards of Fla.; and two brothers, Angelo Macchia of Fla.; Genaro Macchia of Texas; and nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Friday, November 2, 2012, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Teeters' East Chapel, 505 Church St., Hawley, Pa. Prayer service will be held Saturday, November 3, 2012, at 10 a.m. at Teeters' East Chapel, 505 Church St., Hawley, with Deacon Matthew Lorent officiating. Burial will be in B.V.M. Queen Of Peace Cemetery in Hawley.
For further information, directions or to leave a Memorial Remembrance (Candle), visit www.TeetersFuneral Chapel.com
Arrangements by Teeters' Funeral Chapel, 505 Church St., Hawley, PA 18428.