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Frances Elizabeth Riddle

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Frances Elizabeth (Kauffman) Riddle, passed away Sunday, March 6, 2016 at Heartland Hospice. She was 86 years old.

Frances was born in Sharon Hill, PA, she was the daughter of the late John and Frances (Meenan) Quinn.

She was predeceased by her son, Stephen Kauffman, her daughter, Patricia Turnbull, and her brother, John P. Quinn, Jr.

Frances is survived by two daughters, Denise Marroni (Peter) and Karen Kauffman-Cimerol (Alfredo). Frances was grandmother to Leigh Schanot (Chris), Steven Turnbull (Johnny), Heather Morales and Alexandra Marroni. She was great grandmother to Serenity Martinez and Isaiah Morales.

Frances attended Notre Dame High School then went to work at Boeing Vertol, where she met her husband of 30 years, the late Frank Kauffman. She later went on to marry the late Joseph Riddle.

Frances was a deep believer of her Catholic Faith. One of her greatest passions was devoting her time to the "Right to Life" in Wilmington, Delaware, where she was part of prayer vigils for an end to Abortion.

The family would like to thank the Staff and Doctors at Christiana Care, Wilmington Hospital and the terrific support from the Doctors, Nurses, Aides, and Spiritual Care Coordinators at Heartland Hospice.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Saturday, March 12, 2016, at 10:30am, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 3200 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, DE 19703, where friends may visit with the family from 9:30am until 10:15am. Burial will follow in Lawn Croft Cemetery.

In Lieu of flowers and Frances' love of animals, contributions may be made to Delaware Humane Association, 701 A. Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.

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Published in The News Journal from Mar. 9 to Mar. 11, 2016
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