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“The Graffeos were very precious people. As I was growing up in Franklin it was always a pleasant experience to visit the bakery. You were always...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Mike Meyers - Iowa, LA

“Ms Fran, my friends and I enjoyed the concession shop on main st., for such fun and a good time in the afternoons, after school. You treated us so...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Sheryl Landry - Franklin, LA

“Miss Francis I hope you're with Mom and Dad. I miss you, I wrote and wrote and when I didn't hear from you I was hoping this was not the end!! I love...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Margaret Ellender - Houma, LA

“Please know that Ms. Frances and all the family are in our prayers. Ms. Franceswas a sweet lady. I brought her Holy Communion when she was pretty...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Cora Bouton - Franklin, LA

“Family, I am very saddened to hear of Miss Frances's passing. I have many fond memories of the meetings with Miss Frances. She was very kind and one...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Bob Titus - New Iberia, LA

“So sorry to hear of Miss Frances passing. She was such a sweet person. Always enjoyed talking with her. When I would see her I would ask " Did you...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Floyd J LeBlanc - franklin, LA

“I just loved Francis Graffeo. Throughout my childhood in the 50s and 60s every Sunday included a trip to the bakery and a visit with Frances. I have...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Garrie Landry - Franklin, LA

“Please accept our deepest condolences and prayers for you and your family during this difficult time. May Miss Frances rest in God's eternal peace...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: the staff of Ibert's Mortuary - LA

“What a sweet wonderful lady. Condolences to the family ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Dennis Ledbetter - LA

Funeral services for Frances Mary Graffeo will be held on Monday, October 16, 2017, at Church of the Assumption in Franklin during an 11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial. Following the Mass, Miss Frances will be laid to rest in the Franklin Cemetery Garden Mausoleum Three. Father Cedric Sonnier will be the Celebrant for the Mass and conduct the services. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Monday at the church beginning at 8:00 a.m., with the Holy Rosary being prayed at 9:30 a.m.

Miss Frances was born in Franklin on October 20, 1927, the twelfth of thirteen children born to the late Vito Graffeo Sr. and the late Jennie Inzerella Graffeo. She was a lifelong resident of Franklin until two years ago when she moved to St. Martinville to be near her sister and nieces due to her declining health. In her early years, she enjoyed playing softball and tennis, riding bicycles, mowing her grass and keeping her yard nice and neat. She worked for many years at April's Pharmacy, although, most will remember Miss Frances from her time working in the family business, Graffeo's Bakery. She was a parishioner of Church of the Assumption in Franklin and was the last surviving charter member of the Catholic Daughters, Court Assumption. She passed away at the age of 89 in the evening hours of Thursday, October 12, 2017, at Landmark of Acadiana in St. Martinville, eight days shy of her 90th birthday. She will be fondly remembered and deeply missed by all.

Those she leaves to cherish her memory include her sister, Margaret G. Capritto; one sister-in-law, Clara Mae Graffeo Clifton; as well as by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by eleven siblings, Angelo, Jenny, Tony, Frank, Sam, Vito Jr., Joe, Lena, Irene, Johnny, and Angelo; as well as by numerous other family members and in-laws.

The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to the staffs of Landmark of Acadiana and Bridgeway Hospice for the loving and compassionate care given to Miss Frances in her time of need.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert's Mortuary, Inc., 1007 Main Street, Franklin, LA 70538, (337) 828-5426.