Mary Frances Frazier, 100, of Connellsville, passed away peacefully on Wednesday July 15, 2020 at her home.
She was born April 23, 1920 in Connellsville, a daughter of the late John and Jennie (Pittsment) Smarto.
Mary was a life long member of St. Rita’s R.C. Church, Connellsville.
She retired from working at Anchor Hocking and Lakeview Lounge after many years.
For all of her 100 years, Mary was generous, lively, and resilient. She called her two sons, Tim and Jeff Frazier, the loves of her life – and to so many others, Mary was the embodiment of love and family. For her sons, brothers and sisters, grandchildren, and nieces, and nephews, she never missed the chance to send a birthday card or to call to chat. Just as much as she loved to watch the Steelers, Pirates (or, as she called them when they lost, “those dang Pirates”), and cowboy westerns on TV, Mary made a point to donate to many charities, including those that support children. Mary made an unparalleled grilled cheese sandwich and graced the dinner table with her famous calamari sauce every Christmas Eve. She kept her mind sharp by doing crossword puzzles and word searches, reading the newspaper, and keeping herself up-to-date on the new developments in her family members’ lives. Mary loved the color red, monkeys, John Wayne, and glazed donuts. But most of all she loved her family, who will continue to keep her memory alive by following her example.
Mary is survived by her loving children, Jeff (Rebecca) Frazier and Tim (Connie) Frazier; adoring grandchildren, Andrea Frazier, Christopher Frazier, and Alex Kinney; dedicated and loving sister, Bernadine Hartz; special niece, Jennie Hartz and numerous other nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Frank Smarto, Julia (Joe) Homonai, Lena Smarto, Gloria Smarto, and John Smarto, Jr.
Family and friends will be received in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME, INC. 418 North Pittsburgh Street Connellsville, PA 15425 on Friday from 2pm – 4pm and 6pm – 8pm.
Additional visitation will be held on Saturday from 8:30am until 9:30am when Prayers of Transfer will be held.
A Mass of Christian Burial will follow in St. Rita’s R.C. Church, Connellsville at 10am with Rev. Fr. Paul Lisik as Celebrant.
Committal will follow at St. Rita’s R.C. Cemetery.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions that are being put into effect by our state on Thursday July 16th, there will be a maximum of 25 people allowed within the funeral home at one time.
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