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Jean Ann Franco

Aug. 8, 1933 - May 19, 2018

Jean Ann (Risoldi) Franco, 84, Duncansville, passed away late Saturday night at her residence.

She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Carlo and Rosa Risoldi. She married John Franco Jr., and he preceded her in death on July 17, 1994.

Surviving are her longtime companion, George Billand; a daughter, Cindy (Jon) O’Rourke; three sons: John III (Sue), Scott (Ann Marie) and Tom (Lynne); 15 grandchildren: John IV, Steve, Kristin, Kim, Brittney, Cortney, Maggie, Julianna, Dominic, Vincent, Thomas, Katie, Daniel, Nicholas and Matthew; five great-grandchildren: Addison, Channing, Jack, James and Sage; and three sisters: Mary Ann, Caroline and Rose.

She was preceded in death by a son, Steven; and two siblings: Lena and Jerry.

Jean was a 1951 graduate of Altoona High School. She was a longtime employee of Kauffman’s Wedding World, and she was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Altoona, and St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Hollidaysburg.

She enjoyed cooking for her family, playing cards with her sisters and brothers-in-law, walking the track at Hollidaysburg, being with her twin sister, Mary Ann, and going out to eat with George.

Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Altoona, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 24, 2018, Father Frank Scornaienchi celebrant. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery, Altoona. Arrangements are by Santella Funeral Home, Altoona.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, 806 11th St., Altoona, PA 16602.


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