Frances Mary Palermo Abata, age 91, a lifetime resident of North East, PA, died on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at Twinbrook Medical Center.
She was born on June 2, 1921 in North East, the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Barone Palermo.
Frances graduated from North East High School and was formerly employed at Heritage Wine Cellars, Croot's Clothing Store, and The Villager Clothing Store in North East.
She was a member of St. Gregory Catholic Church.
Frances enjoyed cooking for family and friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony (Tony) Abata; brothers Frank, Joseph, and Sam Palermo; sisters Mary Verdoni, Louise Palermo, and Connie Lodestro; grandson, Christopher McGaughey; granddaughter, Frances Mary McGaughey.
She is survived by daughters, Ellen McGaughey (Robert) of Fredonia, NY and Linda Denslinger (John) of Atlanta, GA; son Anthony Abata (Susan) of West Chester, PA; grandchildren, Ann Philion of Montreal, Ryan
McGaughey of AZ, Eric Denslinger of FL, Andrew Denslinger of Germany, and Kevin Denslinger of GA; great-grandchildren, Zachary, Brett, and Tyler Philion, Evan and Megan Denslinger; brother-in-law, Fr. Russell Abata C.SS.R. of New York City; sisters-in-law, Virginia Abata of North East and Ellen Abata of AZ; also
several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
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