Niagara Gazette


March 8, 2013

Frances Rolfe

LEWISTON — Frances (nee Gresart) Rolfe, 84, of Niagara Falls, NY, passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2013 in Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Residence in Lewiston, NY. Born on August 2, 1928 in Niagara Falls, NY, she was the daughter of the late Herman and Frances (Briggs) Gresart.

Mrs. Rolfe was a lifelong resident of Niagara Falls, NY and attended local schools. On         November 25, 1947, Frances married Charles Rolfe in Lewiston, NY. He predeceased her on November 18, 1979. She was a loving person who had a big heart. Mrs. Rolfe would always lend a helping hand and put others first. Frances enjoyed bowling and crocheting. Above all, she loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Rolfe is survived by nine children, Sharon Rolfe of Nevada, Rhonda Kneener of Lockport, NY, Charles Rolfe of Niagara Falls, NY, Michael (Wendy) Rolfe of Niagara Falls, NY, Paul (Krissia) Rolfe of Ransomville, NY, Donald Rolfe of Lockport, NY, David Rolfe of Lockport, NY, Frank Rolfe of Niagara Falls, NY, and Monia Earl of Texas, and was predeceased by one daughter, Charlene Hartman. Frances is also survived by 21 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; one sister, Joan Gresart of Lockport, NY, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, husband and daughter, she was also predeceased by one grandson, Brian Rolfe; one sister, Betty Lane and one brother, Herman Gresart.

There will be no prior visitation. A private graveside committal service will be held in Niagara Falls Memorial Park Cemetery, Lewiston, NY. If desired, memorial offerings may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Western New York, 2805 Wehrle Drive, Ste. 6, Williamsville, NY 14221, or to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements were entrusted to OTTO REDANZ FUNERAL HOME, 2215 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY (297-9007).

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