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Corrigan Craciun Funeral Home

14768 Lorain Ave, Cleveland, OH

OBITUARY

Frances A. McKean

September 18, 1947May 10, 2020
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Frances A. McKean, 72, of Brunswick, passed away Sunday, May 10, 2020.

She was born in Cleveland, the daughter of the late George and Ann (nee Sopko) Basalla. Frances was the loving wife of the late Raymond, who predeceased her in 2011; loving mother of Kristie (Jim) Hughes and Ryan (Alysia) McKean; cherished grandmother of Bridget, Clayton, and Ashlynn Hughes and Maya and Alexa McKean; dear sister of Dorie (Lenny) Szymczak, Jeff Basalla, Cathy (Nick) Mennell and George (Brenda) Basalla; adored aunt and cousin of many.

Frances enjoyed sewing, knitting, playing bingo, and spending time with family. Family was always first and foremost to her. She was a very active member of St. Ambrose church, Legion of Mary, singing choir, and community. Fran spent countless volunteer hours assisting with church events, choir practices, social groups, and more. One of her fondest memories is traveling to Rome with her St. Ambrose church choir to sing for the Pope. For most of her career, Fran worked as a secretary for insurance companies. She attended Ascension Elementary School and John Marshall High School.

Due to the recent restrictions, all services will be private. She will be laid to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery in Brook Park. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name can be made to Catholic Charities USA.

  • FAMILY

  • George Basalla, Father (deceased)
  • Ann Sopko Basalla, Mother (deceased)
  • Raymond McKean, Husband (deceased)
  • Kristie (Jim) Hughes, Daughter
  • Ryan (Alysia) McKean, Son
  • Bridget, Clayton, and Ashlynn Hughes, Grandchildren
  • Maya and Alexa McKean, Grandchildren
  • Dorie (Lenny) Szymczak, Sister
  • Jeff Basalla, Brother
  • Cathy (Nick) Mennell, Sister
  • George (Brenda) Basalla, Brother

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Beth Stec

May 15, 2020

Ryan and Kristie,
Your mom was a gem. Fr. Bob was right when he said there would have been hundreds of people in church today. I know there would have been a good 40 just in the choir! How touched she would have been that Tommy Bonezzi played and sang her celebration of life mass. I'm glad I got to supervise her when she was front desk receptionist at MCPc AND get to know her in the choir. We all loved and took care of her. You two are great kids because of her and no doubt raising terrific families in her legacy of kindness, caring and compassion. I know choirs of angels greeted her at the pearly gates!
Know of my prayers,
Beth

Debby Phoenix

May 14, 2020

Dear Kristen and Ryan,
Please accept my deepest sympathy in the loss of your mom. She was a very special lady. Her life is now your legacy to celebrate. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure.
Love,
Mrs. Phoenix

Dorie Szymczak

May 14, 2020

F amily first , forever!
R eligion-based life
A lways stood- up for what is right
N ever waivered from her beliefs
C hoir participation was her
passion
E xample “plus” for all of us
S uch a Great SISTER!

A ccepted her crosses, without
complaint
N ow with Hubby , Mom & Dad

N ever “worldly”; just kind.

M ade her visit to Italy with Ryan
a focal-point in her life
C hurch- at St. Ambrose
K ept a prayerful life
E WTN was her favorite TV
channel
A mazing Grace her favorite song
N ow in Heaven—Walking, I’m
sure!!

Fran: You will be missed and
ALWAYS remembered!
Love ❤️ Dorie

Cathy Mennell

May 12, 2020

Frannie..my big sister. When little I always watched. You were ‘cool’ ...you paved the way for me....I watched what you did. Clothes, friends, driving, boyfriends, marriage, children...And then you seemed still as a big sister but also a lot as a friend....LOTS of good times....you and Ray had the best parties at your house which Always ended with music and dancing outside late into the night !
Our kids and us all grew up and older together. When your health started to decline.. I still watched you. You were not angry or sad about it, you took it in stride....you had unwavering faith in God. I will miss you...but like my big sister I will try not to be angry or sad and Will have faith in God. And I know my big sister is watching me from heaven.

Louise Stalzer

May 12, 2020

Ryan deepest sympathy to you and your family. Thoughts are with you at this time.

Denise Daugherty

May 12, 2020

Frannie was such a happy soul. She always had something kind to say and was very devoted to her faith. May she Rest In Peace in God's arms and dance in heaven!

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