Niagara Gazette


March 18, 2014

Frances E. Bottom


It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of our mother, Frances E. (Riscile) Bottom, on Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Mount St. Mary's Hospital.
She was born in Westfield, NY on July 25, 1931, the daughter of Salvatore and Hazel (Foss) Riscile. She and her family moved to Niagara Falls, where Frances attended local schools and was a graduate of the former LaSalle Jr./Sr. High School. In 1952, she married Donald G. Bottom. They had celebrated 61 years of marriage just before he died in June of 2013.
Fran was a longtime employee of Kmart (Niagara Falls) working as its personnel manager, retiring in the mid-1990's. She was an active area league bowler. She enjoyed frequent gatherings with fellow Kmart employees, perfecting cross-stitching, and reading and playing games on her Kindle.
Survivors include three children, Christine Dilacqua of Portland, ME, Karen (Jeffrey) Lund of Hudson, MA and Douglas Bottom of Sanford, FL; her daughter-in-law, Becky Gibson of Westford, MA; her brothers, William Riscile of Niagara Falls and Leonard (Loretta) Riscile of Lockport; grandson, Dylan Bottom; several beloved nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, Gary Bottom in January of this year; and a brother, Salvatore Riscile.
Friends may call on Thursday from 4-7 PM in the LANE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 8622 Buffalo Avenue, where prayers will be said at 7 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday at 10 AM in St. Vincent de Paul Parish at Prince of Peace. Interment will be private at the family's convenience. Memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, 100 Cambridge Street, Suite 1310, Boston, MA 02114.  The family cordially invites you to join them for a luncheon at the Como Restaurant following the Funeral Mass.

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