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Frances Veronica Vasquez


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Frances Veronica Vasquez

AGE: 100 • Middletown

Frances Veronica Vasquez, 100, of Middletown, NJ, died peacefully on November 30, 2016 at home. She was born on August 8, 1916 in Winooski, VT to Zigmont and Frances (nee Tolosky) Koch. Frances spent much of her childhood in Witherbee, NY where she helped to raise her siblings. After marrying, Frances and her husband, Walter, moved to Jersey City where they traveled from city to city by train with a Latin-American band Walter played in. In 1957, Frances, Walter, and their two children moved to Middletown. Frances became a parishioner at St. Mary's Church and she participated in Perpetual Adoration every week for 10 years. She loved to plant flowers at her home and for a time she worked at Flower Power Florist in the Belford Junction. She enjoyed going to Atlantic City to play at Bally's. She also enjoyed berry picking, playing bingo, and reading the newspaper.

Surviving are her son, Robert Vasquez of Middletown; her granddaughter and her husband, Anna and Kyle Ganley of Leesburg, VA; her grandson and his wife, Marc and Krystal Vasquez of Croydon, PA; her brother and sister-in-law, Edward and Anne Koch of Port Henry, NY; and several nieces and nephews.

Frances was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Vasquez in 1979, and her daughter, Patricia Vasquez in 1971.

Visitation will be held on Monday, December 5, 2016 from 5-8 pm at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Road, Middletown. Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday, December 6 at 9:30 am at the funeral home. A Funeral Liturgy will be offered Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 10:30 am at St. Mary's Chapel, 26 Leonardville Rd., Middletown. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Middletown.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution in Frances's name to the Kindred Home Hospice Program, 242 Old New Brunswick Rd., Ste 140, Piscataway, NJ 08854. For more information, to send condolences or for directions, please visit www.pflegerfh.com.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Dec. 4, 2016
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