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Frances Ann Torregrosa Fratello
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Birth: Jul. 10, 1941
Manhattan
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Jan. 12, 2012
Albuquerque
Bernalillo County
New Mexico, USA

Frances Ann Torregrosa Fratello, 70, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 12, 2012 in Albuquerque, NM surrounded by her loving family. Frances was born in Manhattan, New York on July 10, 1941 to Alfred Francis and Hanora (Ball) Torregrosa. Frances was a resident of Socorro since 1977 when she and her husband and her daughter moved from New Jersey and embarked on an adventure of owning and operating an automobile dealership. They bought a small farm house in Lemitar and on Memorial Day weekend, 1977 with a ply wood sign and a can of spray paint, they opened the doors to their dealership, known as Viva Chrysler. They sold five cars that weekend which was just the beginning of 33 years in the industry. Fran loved and enjoyed the partnership, she and her husband shared. Frances was an avid fan of boating and "RV" camping. Fran loved spending time at the lake with her family. Fran was especially fond of holidays and always had a way of making them special. More than anything in this world, Frances adored and loved all of her family to the fullest. Fran was preceded in death by her parents; her step father, Leroy Burgess; her sister, Nora McGovern; her brother, Leroy Burgess Jr.; and her great-nephew, Nicolas Santomenna Chavez . Frances is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Edward Fratello; her devoted daughter, Helena Armijo and her husband, John; four grandchildren, Alisa Gonzales and her husband, Matthew; Sherree Roberts and her husband, Michael; Raymond Torres and his wife, Tiffany; and Dustin Armijo; ten great grandchildren; her brothers, James Burgess and his wife, Linda; George Burgess; her sisters, Phyllis Santomenna and her husband, Angelo; Patricia DiBartolomeo and her husband, Patrick; Margaret Kelly and her husband, John; and Catherine Rodriguez and her husband, Carlos; 18 loving nieces and nephews; and many other loving family members and close friends. A Rosary will be recited on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the San Miguel Catholic Church followed by a Mass of Resurrection which will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. with Father Andrew Pavlak as Celebrant. Interment will take place in the San Acacia Cemetery following the services. Pallbearers will be Oscar Lucero, Jonathan DiBartolomeo, Raymond Torres, Matthew Gonzales, John Armijo and Richard DiBartolomeo. Honorary pallbearers will be Angelo Santomenna, Charles Fratello, Edward M. Fratello, and Michael Roberts. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions and donations may be given in Frances's honor to: American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718. 
 
Burial:
San Acacia Cemetery
San Acacia
Socorro County
New Mexico, USA
 
Created by: P Barela
Record added: Jan 13, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 83399627
Frances Ann <i>Torregrosa</i> Fratello
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Frances Ann <i>Torregrosa</i> Fratello
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