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Frances M. (Prizito) GuerretteNovember 14, 1923 ~ November 4, 2017 (age 93)
Frances Mary (Prizito) Guerrette, 93, passed away peacefully Saturday evening Nov 4, 2017 at the Royal Westerly, just 10 days shy of her 94th birthday. She was the wife of late Joel W. Guerrette who predeceased her in 2009.
Frances is survived by her children Phyllis and husband William Horne of Westerly, and Deborah and husband Raymond Main Jr. of Somersworth, NH. Her granddaughter Sandra and husband James Gregware of West Hartford, CT and grandson Donald Horne of West Greenwich, her great-grandchildren William, Haley, Evan and Andrew Gregware, and Maya and Charles Joel Horne, a sister-in-law Catherine Prizito of Lynn MA, her grand-dog Augie and several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, Frances was predeceased by her brothers John, Michael, Louis, James and Joseph Prizito, and sisters Celia Prizito, Julia Vardilos and Rose DiPaola, and Grand-daughter-in-law Lisa Rego Horne.
Frances was born Nov 14, 1923 in Westerly, the youngest child of Pasquale and Filomena (Moretti) Prizito. She graduated from Westerly High School in 1941 and married Joel in July 11, 1942. Mainly a homemaker, Frances was a great cook. Everyone loved “Gramma Guerr’s” meatballs and eggplant and peppers. Frances was an avid card player, enjoyed trips to Atlantic City and Foxwoods.
Frances was a charter member of the Westerly Senior Center, a member of the Daughters of Isabella and the Emblem Club, delivered Meals on Wheels for many years and volunteered at Bingo. She was a communicant of St. Pius X Church.
The family would like to thank the staff at Royal Westerly for their compassionate care given to Frances during her time there as a resident. Also thanks to Hope Hospice for their extra comfort during her final days.
A funeral service will take place on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 1:00 pm at Rushlow-Iacoi Funeral Home & Crematory, 64 Friendship Street, Westerly. Calling hours will take place before the service from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Burial will take place at St. Sebastian Cemetery, Westerly.
For online condolences, please visit www.rushlowiacoifuneralhome.com
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Frances’s memory can be made to The Lisa Rego Horne Memorial Foundation, PO Box 2264, Westerly RI 02891, www.lrhmf.org or a charity of your choice.