Frances D’Ambrosio has left this world after a long illness, and entered the Kingdom of Heaven to be reunited with the love of her life, her beloved husband, John Sr.; her adored son, John Jr.; and her loving parents and siblings. She leaves behind her broken hearted daughter, Lucille Speranza; Six grandchildren, who she loved beyond measure and was so very proud of - Susan and Jennifer D’Ambrosio; Nicholas Speranza and his wife, Vanessa; Diana Secora and her husband, Michael; Jonathan Speranza; Stephen D’Ambrosio and his wife, Sarah; and seven beautiful great grandchildren - Marco and Alexa Speranza; Mariana, Dante and Luciana Secora; Evan and Samuel D’Ambrosio.
Frances was a beautiful woman, inside and out. She was a calm, gentle lady who always had a smile on her face, never an unkind word about anyone, and her only flaw was being perpetually late for everything. She worked for many years as a cosmetician in Genung’s department store, custom blending makeup, until she and her husband opened and ran an Italian deli for a few years. She was an avid crossword puzzler, and very proud of the fact that she could complete the NY Times Sunday puzzle in less than an hour without having to research answers. With all the trivia and knowledge she gained from doing her puzzles, she could have very well given anyone a run for their money on Jeopardy. She was an experienced, self taught knitter and crocheter. She was able to master very intricate patterns and produced many gorgeous Afghans, doilies and sweaters. Frances was a bright woman who was able to accomplish anything she put her mind to, a quick learner and had an exceptional memory. Ironic that she would succumb to alzheimers.
Our family would like to thank her home health care workers, who took such wonderful and loving care of her over the past few years, making it possible for her to remain at home with us til the very end.
The world will surely be a little less brighter without Frances in it and she will be greatly missed by all who loved her.