In Remembrance of Frances S. Rafalko
Frances S. RafalkoDunmore, PA June 18 1924 ~ November 15, 2012 Date of Service: November 19, 2012
Frances S. Rafalko, 88, of Dunmore, died Thursday at home. Her husband Peter J. Rafalko died August 1, 1987.
Born in Dunmore, she was the daughter of the late Diego and Sarah Capizzi Cigna and was a devout Catholic and member of SS Anthony and Rocco Parish, Dunmore.
She attended Dunmore Public Schools and was a Tumble fold operator for Linen Systems before retirement. She was the matriarch of the family. A selfless woman, she enjoyed serving others and making others happy especially her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed cooking and baking and loved her cat, Macy. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
Surviving are daughters; Rita Fleming, Olyphant, Delores Casey and husband Frank, Endicott, NY; sons; Martin Rafalko and companion Darlene Greene, Dunmore and Peter B. Rafalko and wife Karen, Forty-Fort. a sister; Josephine Wrona, Dunmore and grandchildren; Martin T. Rafalko, Kimberly Rafalko-Johnson, Robert J. Golden, Rysczard Gornowicz, Jason Gornowicz, Lori Parks, Michael V. Parks, John M. Skeba, Elizabeth Chindemi and Peter J. Rafalko with whom she resided with. Great-grandchildren; Aaron, Thomas, Christian, Emily, Natalie and Sophia. Sister-in-laws; Lucy and Mabel Cigna. Several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by sisters; Carmella Giordano, Virginia Yantorn, Louise Kafchinski and an infant sister, Romaine and brothers; Sam and John Cigna.
The funeral will be Monday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis funeral home, Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore with Mass at 9:30am in Saint Anthony’s Church, Smith St., Dunmore. Interment, Dunmore Cemetery.
Friends may call Sunday from 3-6pm