Francesca Kostrencich
05/23/1958 - 06/21/2021 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our sister Francesca "Fran" Gina Kostrencich. She died peacefully with family at her bedside on June 21, 2021. Fran was born May 23, 1958 in San Pedro to parents Frank and Irene (Ursich) Kostrencich. She attended 7th Street School, Dana Jr. High and San Pedro High School, Class of '75. Following high school, Fran attended L.A. Harbor College and graduated with an AA degree in Nursing in 1979. She was immediately recruited by Little Company of Mary Torrance. She worked on the Medical Oncology Unit. She became an Oncology Certified Nurse in 1984. She continued her education at the University of Phoenix and received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1989. Fran was recognized in "Who's Who in American Nursing" in the 1990-91 Edition. As an Oncology nurse, Fran became close friends with many patients and their families. She was Godmother to several of the patient's children and /or grandchildren. In the mid 1990's, Fran left bedside nursing. She became a Senior Computer Analyst. She was instrumental in developing and implementing the paper nursing forms to computer screens for Little Company of Mary Torrance and San Pedro. Fran retired from Little Company of Mary Torrance in 2016. Fran was an avid reader and a big time Laker/Kobe Bryant fan. Fran was generous and kind. She always had a smile on her face and was always willing to help and to teach. She will be greatly missed by her family, friends and peers. Fran was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by sisters: Teri (Fred) Sardisco, Suzanne (Frank) Kunich, brother: Frank (Karen) Kostrencich; nephews and nieces: Frank (Zora) Kunich, Fred (Laura) Sardisco, Matt (Nicole) Sardisco, Nicole (Anthony) Druskovich, Annelise, McKenna, Hallie and Addison Kostrencich; great nephew and nieces: Nika, Gia Isla, Marko, Mila, Alexandra and Angelina. Services will be held Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 11:30 at Green Hills Chapel. Burial to follow.

Published by Daily Breeze on Jul. 20, 2021.
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Suzanne & family, so sorry for your loss of Fran. I spent many years at Little Company Torrance but never worked with Fran on the floor. I came to know her as that smiling face & kind & funny voice on the phone when I had a computer problem, also as the sister of Suzanne, whom I worked with for many years. She will certainly be missed. Prayers for all of you.
Cindy Allen
Work
July 24, 2021
A place in heaven for a loving soul. A good, kind, loving nurse,always in the hearts, of all, who she cared for in nursing. May the love of God comfort all who knew Fran. RIP
Dave L
Friend
July 23, 2021
Dear Sue and family - We want to send our sincere condolences to you at this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.
Joe & Judy Stanovich
Friend
July 22, 2021
To all the family I was so surprised hearing Fran had passed. I always remember her laughing. I´m so sorry. RIP Fran and keep laughing. xxoo
Cindy Halland
Work
July 21, 2021
That bright shining face, that smile - how I remember that from high school days !! And now to read of all of the countless people "Frankie" cared for all through the years ... job well done, faithful servant. Prayers & blessings to her family & friends. Val - SPHS 1975
Valerie (McDonald) Dutcher
School
July 21, 2021
A dear neice. You will be missed dearly.
Alpha Ursich
Family
July 21, 2021
Sending our sincere condolences to the entire family. Fran will be remembered as a kind, loving soul. We always enjoyed her company and humor. May she rest in peace in the "Arms of the Angels." Never Forgotten.
Kris and Nick Lusic
Friend
July 21, 2021
I worked with Fran for many years at Little Company of Mary. Saddened to hear of her passing. She was a joy and kick to work with, her humor was one of a kind. She will be missed. God bless and prayers
Chris Disario
Work
July 20, 2021
Teri, Suzanne and the rest of the family, I offer my sincere condolences on Fran´s passing. We had such fun at Dana and then again at Pedro High School, Primos `75. But it was working along side Fran as RN´s at Little Co. Of Mary Torrance that I realized what a gem she was!! I loved working with Fran!! She truly was a great nurse, her patients loved her and the staff respected her!! What more could you ask for....nothing. Till we meet again dear friend!!
Lucinda Gunn-Traughber
July 20, 2021
Frank, Karen and Kostrencich family. My deepest condolences and prayers on the loss of your sister/sister in law, aunt, etc. My thoughts and prayers are with you all
Laurie Foster
July 20, 2021
Sending love to the family. Until we meet again, Frankie! XO SPHS 1975 "Primos"
Toni Martinovich
School
July 20, 2021
Teri, Suzanne and family, my condolences to you all for the loss of your sister Fran.
Toni Tomich
July 20, 2021
Sorry to hear of her passing my prayers are with her and her family
William Lucas
Friend
July 20, 2021
Francesca's story of her accomplishments are amazing, I'm sure she'll be deeply missed by many. My sincere condolences to all of the Kostrencich family.
Melinda Ursich
July 20, 2021
Dear Suzanne, Teri and the Kostrencich Family, My deepest and most heartfelt condolences go out to you all. I was so sad to hear that Fran had passed away. May God give you the strength to go on and may the memories of your dear sister comfort you. God Bless Fran and you all. Love and hugs, Lore Barhanovic
Lore Barhanovic
July 20, 2021
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