Frances R. Shutacawski

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Frances R. Shutacawski went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, to celebrate her 102nd birthday.

Frances was born on April 18, 1911, a daughter of the late Frank and Nellie Pietrzak of Hudson. Frances attended school in Plains Township. She then began working at Neisner Brothers, Wilkes-Barre, for many years. After retiring from Neisner Brothers, she moved with her husband, Frank, to Port Chester, N.Y., where they were both employed by Empire Brush Co.

After her return back to the Plains Township area, she became an active member of St. Joseph Church, Hudson. She was a member of the church's Altar and Rosary Society, the church choir and other numerous church organizations. Since she was the oldest member of St. Joseph's Church, she was given the honor of locking the church doors when it closed.

Frances was also active in community organizations such as the Plains Senior Citizens Group and the Red Hat Society, enjoying their camaraderie. She enjoyed playing the organ and loved to get together with family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank, who passed in 1992; sisters, Stella Mroz and Lillian Merithew; and brothers, Raymond, Joseph and Daniel.

She is survived by her loving sister, Ceil Rock; brothers, Clem and Leonard; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In the past few years she was a resident of St. Luke's Villa. Her family is truly grateful to the staff of St. Luke's Villa and the Hospice of the Sacred Heart for the compassionate care she received.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. from the Yanaitis Funeral Home Inc., 55 Stark St., Plains Township. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. from Ss. Peter and Paul Church, Plains Township. Interment will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.

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Published in Times Leader on Apr. 18, 2013