Mae M. Royce Frankowski, 70, of West Scranton, died Friday at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton. She is survived by her beloved husband, Gerard Frankowski. Married on Oct. 17, 1981, the couple recently celebrated their 32nd wedding anniversary.
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Born in Scranton on Nov. 2, 1942, daughter of the late Arthur and Margaret Griffiths Royce, Mae attended West Scranton High School. After private duty nursing, she worked with the Factoryville EMT. After moving to Nicholson, she became the owner, operator and cook of the former Nicholson Lunch. She was also a member of the Factoryville and Nicholson hose companies.
A former league bowler who also loved playing cards and computer games, her favorite pastime was playing bingo. A loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother who adored her eight grandchildren, Mae will be forever missed by all of those who loved her.
Her family would like to acknowledge Dr. Barry Kurtzer and Gretchen and Alyce of CMC's ICU for the exceptional care they took of Mae.
She is also survived by her five children, daughters, Kathleen Bebb and husband, John, of Fleetville; and Theresa Carey and fiancé, Mark Baskobsky, of Scott Twp.; sons, Arthur Harris and former wife, Stacey, of Hop Bottom; Thomas Frankowski of Scranton and Kimberly Owen of Jermyn; and Eric Frankowski and fiancée, Lisa Atwell of Scranton; sisters, Dorothy Bucher and husband, Jon, of Greeley; Ruth Harris of Dunmore; and Faye Turley of Scranton; eight grandchildren, Stephanie, Austin, Christian, Gena, Connor, Kiera, Madison and Arianna; dear friend, Libby Heskell; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Her brother, Walford Harold Royce; and sister-in-law, Lenore Shaver, also preceded her in death.
A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Peter's Cathedral, 315 Wyoming Ave., Scranton, to be celebrated by the Rev. Philip J. Altavilla, pastor. Interment will follow at East Benton Cemetery.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Wednesday at the church from 8:30 to 9:30.
Arrangements are under the care of the Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 125 N. Main Ave., Scranton.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Factoryville Fire Company, 120 College Ave., Factoryville, PA 18419.
Visit www.KearneyFu neralHome.com for directions or to leave an online condolence.
Kearney Funeral Homes
125 North Main Avenue Scranton, PA 18504
Published in Scranton Times on Oct. 27, 2013