The Paul Mortuary

390 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA


Frances Friscia

May 30, 1918May 11, 2020

Fran passed away at her home at the age of 101. Born in Brooklyn, NY, she graduated from Pace University in 1944 with a B.A. Degree in accounting. She worked for the New York Public Library as an Assistant Controller and served as Acting Controller for three years prior to her retirement.

Fran moved to Pacific Grove in 1974 and volunteered for various nonprofits including Meals on Wheels, Hospice and local museums and was a board member for all these organizations. She volunteered at Community Hospital for thirty-nine years and served as President of the Hospital Auxiliary from 1995 – 1996. She gave generously to all.

Fran is survived by her nephews, John (Joyce) Friscia of Salinas and Louie Danna of New Jersey; niece, Rosalie Friscia Graziano of Florida and Rosalie’s children, Steven (Amy) Graziano and their family of Colorado and Michele Zucco of New York and many dear friends.

She was a great lady and she will always be in our hearts.

Fran’s family wants to thank Sunrise Villa, VNA & Hospice and all caregivers who took great care of her.

At Fran’s request, there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Meals on Wheels, 700 Jewell, Pacific Grove, CA, 93950 or Montage Health Foundation, 40 Ryan Ranch, Ste. 200, Monterey, CA, 93940 or Central Coast VNA and Hospice, PO Box 2480, Monterey, CA, 93942.


  • Meals on Wheels
  • Montage HEalth Foundation
  • Central Coast VNA and Hospice


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Karen Sonnergren

May 27, 2020

Fran was one of my best friends ever, a fellow New Yorker, and we shared long walks, long talks, and so many laughs. I will miss this intelligent, wise woman forever.

Nancy DiMeco

May 22, 2020

Fran is so special, I had the luck of doing her hair for awhile and she was a joy. Joyce, you were her angel, and one of the reasons she lived til 101! I moved to away 3 years ago and have missed both of you. Love and bless, Nancy


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