Catherine M. Franzo, age 91, of Blooming Grove, PA died Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at St. Mary’s Villa in Elmhurst, PA.
Mrs. Franzo was born February 7, 1921 in Manhattan, NY and was the daughter of the late Frank and Rachel (Guzzo) Macchia. She was predeceased by her husband, Frank R.
Franzo, in 1989 and her brothers Rocco, Mario and John Macchia.
In addition to being a homemaker, she was a true modern woman and worked outside the home for many years. She had a varied professional life and held several management positions. She was the manager of the fabric department of JCP as well as floor manager at Dermik, a pharmaceutical company.
Catherine was very involved in her parish on Long Island, Our Lady of Mercy, where she participated in the Holy Rosary Society, helping to put on plays, reviews and working on various projects for the parish. Her other talents included advanced skills in crocheting and knitting as well as being a master seamstress. The items she creates are not only beautiful but will become family heirlooms. She was also a fabulous cook and had mastered many complex Italian recipes.
She is survived by two sons: Frank and his wife Anne Franzo of Blooming Grove, PA; Bob Franzo of Taylor, PA; Grandchildren, Nanci Ellen, Frank, Lynette, Jennifer, Robert And Nadine; 5 great grandchildren; one sister: Antoinette Edwards of FL and two brothers: Angelo Macchia of FL, Genaro Macchia of TX and nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Friday, November 2, 2012 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. At Teeters’ East Chapel, 505 Church St, Hawley, PA. Prayer service will be held Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 10 a.m. At Teeters’ East Chapel, 505 Church St, Hawley with Deacon Matthew Lorent officiating.
Burial will be in B.V.M. Queen Of Peace Cemetery in Hawley.
For further information, directions or to leave a Memorial Remembrance (Candle) visit by Teeters’ Funeral Chapel, 505 Church St., Hawley, PA 18428.