Rose P. Frangie
September 7, 1930 – November 1, 2018
JACKSONVILLE -- On Thursday night, Nov. 1, God called home Rose Patti Frangie, age 88, while she was in care at Memorial Hospital. From her birth Sept. 7, 1930 in Johnstown, Pa. throughout her long, happy life until her final days, Rose was known as a bright, loving soul who was always compassionate to others, a true friend to all, who had a smile on her face, an ear and time to listen and a kind word to brighten your day. She graduated from Johnstown High in 1948, attended nursing school and became a nurse in the Johnstown area in the early 50s. She met her husband to be, Frank Maged Frangie, married him and then moved with him to Jacksonville, Florida as her husband would begin a commercial construction business there. After her husband died in 1973, Rose, at age 42, re-entered the workplace, working for Terminix Pest Control before beginning a long career with the City of Jacksonville before retiring from the city's Tax Appraisers office at age 65. Rose was a devout Catholic, a true Christian woman, and an active member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church. She became known as the best cook of Italian food around and was most proud when friends -- and there were so many -- would come to her home for spaghetti and meatballs or that fantastic lasagna. She was preceded in death by her parents, Matteo and Maria Patti, two brothers, John and Joe Patti, two sisters, Constance Torchia and Lena Killian, and her husband. She is survived by her one son, Frank Matthew Frangie, his wife, Susanne, to whom she was most close, and her one granddaughter, Amber Frangie, who she referred to as her "little darling" right up until her final moments. The family would like to send special thanks to so many friends who reached out during and near the end of her life and special thanks to the wonderful staff at Heritage Crossing Assisted Living Center, where Rose spent the final four years of her life. There will be a funeral mass/service Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 11 a.m. at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 6320 Bennett Road, Jacksonville. A short viewing will precede the funeral at 10 a.m. for those who want to attend. There will be a reception at the church social hall immediately after the service. A gravesite ceremony at Greenlawn Cemetery on Beach Blvd. will be held after the reception for any who want to attend.
- Viewing Wednesday, November 7, 2018
- Funeral Mass Wednesday, November 7, 2018
- Graveside Service Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Rose P. Frangie
November 6, 2018
Whenever you walked into Rose’s house, you had come home.
Deborah (Patti) Rivero
November 5, 2018
Dear Cousins, I was very saddened to hear of your, our loss. Aunt Ro was everybody's favorite aunt....fun to be with, easy to talk to, and with the knack of making us all feel special and loved. I remember crying when she moved to Florida and was always so excited when she came "home" for a visit. May she rest in peace.
Deb and Diane
November 5, 2018
Please accept my heartfelt sympathy on the loss your of mother.
JOE AND SHARON PATTI
November 5, 2018
Frankie, Susanne and Amber, We were so sorry to hear about Aunt Rosie's passing .S he has always been a very special person to us. We had many good times with her in our early days of marriage, when Frankie was just a young boy. I don't know what we would have done without her back then. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. She is in good hands now.
Joe and Sharon
November 4, 2018
Frank, Susanne, and Amber, we wish to express our deepest sympathies for the loss of your mother, mother-in-law and grandmother. To you and others, I want to share a few memories.
Frank, Glenn, John and I can trace our friendship back many years. Rose was the last of our parents to go.
Each of our parents were fine people and raised good families. While we used their first names among ourselves, usually referring to a quirk or possible punishment for our misdeeds, we always called the adults Mr. or Mrs. Except for Rose, whom we called by her first name.
Rose was much younger than her husband, who passed away in his late 60’s over 45 years ago while we were in junior high. So, we gravitated to Rose. She was as approachable and welcoming a person as you could find. This Rose did not have any thorns.
Rose was a devout Catholic. When I think of her, I remember her well-attended Christmas parties before Midnight Mass. Each year around 10:30 pm, the party would come to a close to go hear the beautiful Mass, which was memorable for its contemporary music. When in town, I would not miss these occasions. When away, I would call around 10 pm to wish her and Frank, Merry Christmas.
The other things I remember are her sense of humor and interest in others. The two went hand-in-hand, as she took delight in being teased and telling stories. Frank makes a living off a self-deprecating sense of humor and ability to tell stories, which he learned from her. Being a good Italian-American, we teased her that if you cut off her hands, she could not complete her stories. If you asked Rose travel directions, she would invariably draw with her fingers on the table. She lit up a room.
At Frank's suggestion, Mary Ann and I last saw Rose three years ago when we were looking for a memory care facility for my mother. Rose still remembered us and we had a wonderful conversation.
Rose, peace be with you. You will be remembered well.
Keith and Mary Ann Wilson