Frances Fran Belle Costianes

August 19, 1928April 5, 2014
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Frances B. "Fran" Costianes 85 of Albion, Michigan died Saturday, April 5, 2014 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born August 19, 1928 in Eckford Township, Michigan, the daughter of Ivo E. Face and Marjorie Bentley Face. She married Nicholas P. Costianes, August 26, 1951.

Frances served 12 years as Albion's 4th Precinct City Council Member, 8 of her 12 years as Mayor Pro-Tem. In addition to being a full-time homemaker, she spent many years volunteering with the Camp Fire Girls and Boys organization, the Festival of the Forks, including the Greek food booth for 27 years, United Way, Albion Downtown, Inc., Chamber of Commerce, Albion Civic Foundation Ball, North (Caldwell) Elementary School P.T.A., South Albion 4-H Club, Albion High School Band Boosters, 13 years as Presbyterian Church Sunday School teacher, a Red Cross 4 gallon blood drive donor, Calhoun County Alternatives Program, Albion Ambulance Sponsor-Member Committee, Albion Health Care Alliance Benefit Ball Committee, and served 6 times on jury duty. She enjoyed cooking, golfing, dancing, playing cards and watching TV.

She is survived by her husband, Nicholas; daughters, Pauline (Lou) Aronica of Canton, MI; Christine Costianes of Fishers, IN and Kathleen Costianes of Seminole, FL; Sisters, Doris Bramble of Albion, Helen Banfield of Marshall, MI; brothers, Russell Face of Marshall, MI. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Donald and Neil Face.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at the First Presbyterian Church, 305 E. Porter Street, Albion, Michigan 49224. Cremation has taken place and Interment will be in Fort Custer National Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Albion or Albion Elk’s Lodge #1798 or Marshall Oaklawn Hospice.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, May 3, 2014

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April 26, 2014

Thank you for sharing the memories, you mother will be missed.
Jacqueline M. Iverson Bates.

Arlene Tannis

April 22, 2014

So sorry to hear of your loss Nick, Pauline, Christine and Kathleen.
May here memory be eternal. -Arlene Tannis

pamela bachand

April 21, 2014

She sounds like an amazing woman. What a blessing to have her as part of your life and in our family. Pam Bachand (Kitty's daughter)

Betty Horosko

April 18, 2014

Camp Fire is better for your work Aunt Fran.
My love and condolences to all Uncle Nick and my cousins. Love. Betty

Joyce Spicer

April 18, 2014

Nick and Family; I am very sorry to hear of Fran's passing, but God knows best and we trust her to His care. May God bless you and your family through this difficult time. My sincere sympathy,

April 16, 2014

God be your closest friend in your heartache Uncle Nick, Pauline, Christine and Kat. I have special memories of my Aunt Fran. Love, Kitty

Melissa Thompson

April 12, 2014

Dear Uncle Nick,
We are so sorry for your loss. May her memory be eternal!
Wes, Melissa and Andreas Thompson
Melissa--daughter of Poletime Comuntzis Demetrikopoulos

Barbara Seitler/Winchell

April 10, 2014

Nick and Family, MY name is Barbara (Seitler) Winchell
I am so sorry about Fran, I am in Florida for the winter and did not know she was ill. You have all my blessing and prayers and I know she is resting in peace. She was a very good person.

Elena Solero

April 9, 2014

Nick, please accept my deepest sympathies on the loss of your wife. May God bless and comfort you at this time and always.

Loretta & Terry Bobzien

April 9, 2014

Nick and family: So Sorry to hear of Fran's passing. She touched many lives through Camp Fire. It was an honor to serve with her and be a part of the organization she loved so much. Terry and I enjoyed the evenings we spent in your company and the wonderful food she prepared. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.