Niagara Gazette


August 18, 2013

Frances Natale


Frances (Riscili) Natale, 100, of Niagara Falls, NY, passed away on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at Williamsville Suburban Nursing Home in Amherst, NY. Born in Westfield, NY, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Pauline (Catona) Riscili.
Frances worked for many years in the cafeteria at the former South Junior High School in Niagara Falls, NY. Following her retirement from the school system, she continued to work banquets at the Niagara Falls Convention Center, until she was 80 years old. In her leisure she enjoyed playing cards with family and friends, particularly Canasta. Most importantly, Frances was dedicated to her family, especially enjoyed spending time with her great-grandchildren, and will remembered for the good times while making her own pizza.
Mrs. Natale was predeceased by her husband, Giovanni "John" Natale, in 1971. She is survived by her daughter, Linda (Kevin) Joseph of Niagara Falls, NY; two grandchildren, Terese (Guy) Hanson and Adrian Adamus, both of Niagara Falls, NY; three great-grandchildren, Marissa and Brandon Hanson, and Adrian Adamus; her brother, George (late Rose) Riscili; her sister, Angeline (late Peter) Patruno; and several nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by her five sisters, Jennie Delfino, Santa Ferro, Rose Ungaro, Carrie Cammarata, Josephine Herkey; and her lifelong friend, Paula Cancemi.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 4-8 PM at M.J. COLUCCI & SON NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2730 Military Rd. Niagara Falls, NY, where funeral services will begin on Wednesday at 9:15 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM at Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph Parish at St. Joseph Church, 1413 Pine Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY with Rev. Stewart Lindsay, O.S.F.S officiating. Interment in St. Joseph Cemetery, Niagara Falls, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a hospice organization of one's choice.
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