January 24, 1932 - September 20, 2017
In Loving Memory
Frances Marie Rogliano (nee D'Amore).
It is with deep sadness that the family announces the passing of Frances Marie Rogliano. Frances passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at the age of 85. A wonderful wife, mother, nana; she will be forever remembered, loved and sadly missed.
Left to cherish her memory are her three daughters, Maria-Rosa (David) Mulligan, Linda (Tim) Hutton and Angela Kinney; her seven grandchildren, Eric and Kevin Mulligan, Jodi and Kyle Hutton and Landon, Dane and Emerson Kinney. She is also survived by her sister Josephine Laskodi and her brother Tony D'Amore. Frances will also be lovingly remembered by numerous nieces and nephews in Canada, the United States and Italy.
Frances will be reunited with her husband Tony who passed in June of 2014 after 50 years of marriage. She was also predeceased by her parents, Anthony and Mary D'Amore, her brother Paul D'Amore, brother in law Mario Muoio and sisters in law Marie D'Amore and Beverly D'Amore.
Frances was born in Donora, Pennsylvania on January 24, 1932. Growing up, she enjoyed many days at D'Amore's, her family owned groceteria. She lost her father at the early age of sixteen; shortly after her family moved to Dearborn, Michigan. As a young woman, Frances worked as a bookkeeper in the administration office for Hudson's retail department store in Detroit. Frances and Tony were married on December 28, 1963 in Dearborn after a long-distance courtship. She left her hometown and together they settled in Kamloops where they raised their three daughters.
One of her greatest gifts to her family was her gift of time. She was a loving and devoted mother who was always ready to lend an ear, share her knowledge and instill lifelong values. Mom was an amazing homemaker who delighted in baking and cooking for her family and she took satisfaction in canning the abundance of fruits and vegetables from the family garden. She looked forward to the daily crosswords in the newspaper and playing bingo, card games and bowling with her family and friends from the Hamlets. Above all, her grandchildren were her greatest pride and joy. They were sure to bring a smile to her face as she welcomed them with open arms, her playful spirit and a bowl full of candy. Mom was a friendly, strong and resilient woman with a positive attitude and a quick sense of humor. All those who knew her have been deeply touched by her care, love and kindness and she will be sadly missed.
The family would like to express our deep appreciation for the wonderful care provided to our mom by her family physician, Dr. Martin Howie, as well as Drs. Stinson and Montgomery and the nursing staff at Royal Inland Hospital. Many special thanks to the recreation team, care aides, and nurses at the The Hamlets At Westsyde for their exceptional care over the last 10 years.
For those wishing to pay their respects, visitation will be held Thursday, September 28, at Schoening Funeral Chapel from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 am on Friday, September 29, 2017 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church with Rev. Paul Simms officiating. A private family interment will follow. Should friends desire, donations to the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation, 311 Columbia Street, Kamloops, V2C 2T1, would be appreciated in memory of Frances.
We love you and we will remember you always!
Condolences may be expressed at www.firstmemorialkamloops.com
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