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Frances Ann (Barrows) Frangipane

1946 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
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Frances Ann (Barrows) Frangipane

Frances Ann (Barrows) Frangipane, July 1946 - February 2018, was born the 16th child of Richard and Loretta (Conroy) Barrows, and grew up on W. Passaic Avenue in Rutherford, New Jersey, where she attended St. Mary's Catholic School. Frances took pleasure in being the youngest of her siblings and enjoyed babysitting her many nieces and nephews. Frances married Anthony Frangipane in 1966 and they had 2 sons and a daughter.

Frances was the original "Tiger Mom" who was fiercely protective of her family and actively involved in their events. When her husband Anthony was diagnosed with a terminal illness, she loyally cared for him many years until his passing. Frances attended Albuquerque's Technical Vocational Institute, earning a nursing degree in 1996 and chose to work with geriatric patients. She loved being a Grandma and was often in the "Fran-stands" at her grandchildren's extracurricular events. Her favorite holiday was the Fourth of July, and she decorated in patriotic Red/White/Blue at every opportunity.

She loved the Jersey Shore Boardwalk, Lighthouses, Rutt's Hut hot dogs, Diet Pepsi and Sunday family dinners.

Frances was preceded in death by 13 siblings; husband, Anthony (1990); and son, Frederick (2013).

She is survived by her brother, Robert (Anne) Barrows, ME/FL; sister, Bernadette Barrows, MA; son, Anthony (Barbara Wolfe) Frangipane, Jr., CA; daughter, Angela (Brian) Corsino, AZ; 8 grandchildren, Elodia, Gabriel, Anna, Amani, Aiden, Mikyla, Caleb, Chloe; many loving nieces and nephews, and extended family members.

A funeral mass will be held at St. Mary Catholic Church in Rutherford,

Saturday, June 16th at 10:00AM, interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington, New Jersey. The family will gather afterwards at Frances's favorite eating establishment, Rutts Hutt.
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