Niagara Gazette

Obituaries

June 15, 2013

Frances R. Tearce

LOCKPORT — Frances R. Tearce, of North Tonawanda, NY, passed away on Thursday, June 13, 2013, in  Niagara Hospice House, Lockport, NY.

She was born in North Tonawanda, NY on August 31, 1931, a daughter of the late Kazmer and Stephania (Urbaniak) Miszczak.

Mrs. Tearce and her husband owned and operated the Riverside Inn in Lewiston during the 1960s. She later became the  bookkeeper at Davis & Brothman Orthopedics in  Kenmore, NY, for over 30 years, before retiring.

Mrs. Tearce enjoyed spending time with her family, cooking, boating and listening to music.

She was the wife of the late John J. "Jack" Tearce, who died in 1982.

Mrs. Tearce is  survived by a son, David J. (Diane) Tearce of North Tonawanda, NY; three daughters, Karen M. Tearce of the Town of Wheatfield, Jacqueline F. (Paul) Witkowski and Stephanie M. Aronica, both of Nashville, TN; three grandchildren, Tonya (Patrick) McNulty, John (Kailey) Wood, Adam Vanderheite; four great-grandchildren, Tyler, Ryan, Natalie, Lauren; two sisters, Victoria (late Witold) Sosnowski and Dorothy (late  Vincent)  Doherty; four nieces, Sandra (Gerald) LaFontain, Janet (Kenneth) Beck, Diane (Dennis) Mitchell, Linda (James) Pratt. She is also survived by many great-nieces and nephews. Mrs. Tearce was the sister of the late Albin Miszczak, Edwina (late Stephen) Kruk.

Private funeral services were held at the wishes of her family. Memorials may be made in her name to Niagara  Hospice, 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport, NY 14094. Inurnment at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Tonawanda, NY. Arrangements were made through the RHONEY FUNERAL HOME, Sanborn, NY.

Visit www.rhoneyfuneralhome.com for guest register.

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