Frances Cianni

Obituary of Frances S. Cianni

Frances S. Cianni, 90, of Ardsley, NY, formerly of Old Forge, died Monday at home. She was the widow of Fred L. Cianni who died in 1979.

     Born in Old Forge, she was the daughter of the late Vincenzo and Mary Fabbo Grippi.  She was a graduate of Old Forge High School’s Class of 1944.  A member of the Army Cadet Corps, Frances graduated from the Scranton State School of Nursing in 1947.  She worked as a private duty nurse for many years and volunteered her nursing care to her family and friends.

     Surviving are two sons, Fred Cianni and wife Barbara Cable, Paoli, PA, Vincent Cianni, Newburgh, NY, a daughter, Mary Cianni and husband Richard Caputo, Bronx, NY, two granddaughters, Judith Murray and husband Michael, Rosemary Cianni, a grandson, Louis Cianni, two great-granddaughters, Katherine and Michaela Murray, a brother, James Grippi, Olyphant, and many nieces and nephews.

     Frances was preceded in death by a sister, Sue Muzzi, and a brother, Joseph Grippi.

     The funeral will be Saturday at 9:30 a.m. from the Louis V. Ciuccio Funeral Home, 145 Moosic Road, Old Forge, followed by a 10 a.m. mass at the Prince of Peace - St. Mary’s Church, 123 West Grace Street, Old Forge.  Interment Old Forge Cemetery.

     A viewing will be held at the funeral home on Friday 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

     Memorial donations in honor of Frances may be sent to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or donate online at:

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