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Frances Mancini Soriano Riccioni

Obituary for Frances Mancini Soriano Riccioni

February 4, 2017
West Chester, Pennsylvania


Frances Mancini Soriano Riccioni passed away on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, surrounded by her daughters. She was 97. Born in Bayonne, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Pasquale and Maria Mancini, and eighth of nine siblings, the only girl. She resided in Bradley Gardens and Raritan, NJ, for most of her life and then Lower Makefield Township, PA, for 22 years and West Chester, PA, for the past six years.

Frances was feisty and funny, and bowled into her nineties with her younger friends at the Lower Makefield Seniors, where she also enjoyed playing pinochle and canasta. She particularly loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also loved socializing with friends, dancing, cooking Italian meals, knitting, crocheting, and watching baseball, especially the Yanks.

Widow of the late Joseph Soriano and then the late Gustavo Riccioni, she is survived by three daughters, Carole Padfield (Kenley), Marie S. Roberts (James), and Janet S. Toole (Steven Peters); three grandchildren, Gary (Demery) Roberts, Peggy A. (Patrick) Cooney, and Joseph (Bryn) Toole, and six great-grandchildren.

Family and friends are invited to Frances' Life Celebration Wednesday, February 8th, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Swartz Givnish Life Celebration Home, 323 E. Washington Ave, Newtown, PA. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. at St. Ignatius Church, Yardley. Burial will be Friday at 11:30AM at St. Bernard Cemetery, 551 NJ-28, Bridgewater, NJ 08807.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association , Delaware Valley Chapter, 999 Market Street, Suite 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106.

To share your fondest memories of Frances, please visit 1-800-Givnish.

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    999 Market Street, Suite 102
    Philadelphia, PA 19106

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Newtown, PA 18940
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