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Frances Wdowiasz

October 21, 1921 — September 14, 2021

Frances V. Wdowiasz, 99, of Dunkirk, passed away Tuesday, September 14, 2021.

Born in Utica, NY, October 21, 1921, daughter of the late Mabel (Frazier) Lanski and John O. Lanski.

Frances was a retired from the Dunkirk Free Li-brary, where she had worked for many years.

Known for her beauty and grace, Franny was a huge Red Sox fan, loved the Buffalo Bills and an avid bowler in the 1970s.Franny was a prominent figure at family gatherings, always supportive and kind, and you could always count on being greeted with a smile

Surviving are children: son, Gerald Wdowiasz; daughter, Sharon (Dan) Snyder; 10 grandchildren: Lisa (Tony) Nasca, Renee (Steve) Buffa, Joey T. Wdowiasz, Tim (Kate) Wdowiasz, Kelly (Darren) Kazmierczak, Bill Wdowiasz, Jayme (Mark) Delcamp, Scott Snyder, Casey (Maggie) Snyder and Daniel (Kara) Snyder, 18 grandchildren: Carley (Alex) Jadrich, Samuele (Hannah) Buffa, Torrie Nasca, Claire Buffa, Gwen Kazmierczak, Valeri Nasca, Lydia Kazmierczak, Gracie Wdowiasz, Reid Kazmierczak, Ashlynn Delcamp, Anna Delcamp, Trevin Wdowiasz, Juliana Snyder, Beau Snyder, Blake Snyder and Elise Snyder; and daughter-in-law, Jean Wdowiasz.

Preceded in death in addition to her parents are her husband, Joseph A. Wdowiasz, whom she married June 6, 1942 and passed away Sept. 7, 1996; sisters: Helen Reardon and Myrna Schuknecht; brothers: John and William Lanski; brothers-in-law: William Reardon and Harry Schuknecht; and sister-in-law, Evelyn Lanski. Also grandaughter, Jody Wdowiasz, and son Joey Allen Wdowiasz.

Relatives and friends may call today from 3-6 p.m. at the R. Mackowiak Funeral Home Inc., 56 E. Doughty St., Dunkirk,A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 10 a.m., in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Church. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

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