Frances R. Schilling, 88, of Thompsontown, passed away at 5:50 a.m. on Friday, June 18,2021 at the Geisinger Lewistown Hospital.
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Born on September 5, 1932, in Philadelphia, PA, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Grace (Russo) Puma. On December 30, 1961, she married her late husband, Francis J. “Frank” Schilling, with whom she was blessed to share 37 years of marriage before his passing on March 4, 1999.
Surviving are her children, Rita Frances Schilling of Absecon, N.J., Karen Frances Miller and her husband Larry of Highspire, and Joseph Francis Schilling and his wife Leslie of Thompsontown; two brothers, Salvatore Puma of Houston, TX and Michael Puma and his wife Madeline of Wenonah, N.J.; four grandchildren, Alexandra Bozzi, Gracen Scott and her husband Christopher, Eric Bozzi and Meghan Schilling and a son-in-law, John Bozzi of Philadelphia.
. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by 2 daughters, Mary Frances Schilling, Andrea Frances Bozzi and one brother, Jerome Puma.
She was 1951 graduate of South Philadelphia High School for Girls and was employed and retired as a Clerk Typist in the Philadelphia area.
Mrs. Schilling was a member of the St. Jude’s Catholic Church in Mifflintown and the McAlisterville Senior Citizens Center.
Her hobbies included ceramics, reading, traveling with her family and being a devout catholic prayer warrior.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 22,2021 at the St. Jude’s Catholic Church, 3918 William Penn Hwy., Mifflintown with the Rev. William Weary officiating. Interment will follow at Maze Cemetery.
There will be no viewing or visitation.
For those who wish, memorial donations may be made in Mrs. Schilling’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Brown Funeral Homes, Inc., 111 Westfall St.,McAlisterville.