Josephine M. Frena
Josephine Marie (Marciniak) Frena, 89, formerly of Creighton, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at Florentine Gardens, Loveland, Ohio, surrounded by her family. She was born June 30, 1927, in New Kensington, and was the daughter of the late Anthony and Mary (Blazonczyk) Marciniak. In 1969, Josephine studied to become a licensed practical nurse at Citizens General Hospital, New Kensington. She worked as an LPN at Harmarville Rehabilitation Center, now known as HealthSouth. She was a member of Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, Creighton. She enjoyed solving word search puzzles and was an avid reader. She was the beloved wife of 62 years of the late Michael E. Frena, who passed away Nov. 11, 2009; loving mother of three daughters, Marlene Landers, of Natrona Heights, Michaelette (Tom) Barcikowski, of Milford, Ohio, and the late Marilyn Frena, who passed away Aug. 30, 1968; cherished grandmother of four grandchildren, Brant (Angela) Barcikowski, Dr. Mandi (Dan) Cafasso, Benita (Michael) Bartak and Heather Layhew; proud great-grandmother of six great-grandchildren, Ashley and Brittany Bartak, Andrew Landers, Briley Cafasso, Joselyn Cafasso and Gavin Barcikowski, and a great-great-grandmother of five great-great-grandchildren, Noah, Alisha, Mikayla, Marlee and Natalia; and sister of Stanley Rote, of Fairmont, W. Va., the late Raymond Anthony Marciniak, and a beloved infant sister. She will be missed by her loving and dedicated niece, Joyce (Bill) Ben. Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, in the PAUL R. AJAK FUNERAL HOME INC., 921 Freeport Road, Creighton, PA 15030. Parting prayers will begin at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, in the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, 787 Freeport Road, Creighton. The Rev. Thomas L. Gillespie, MD, will officiate. Burial will follow in Mt. Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimers Association, Central Ohio Chapter, 1379 Dublin Road, Columbus, OH 43215.
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