Fay L. (Dequenne) LaFrankie, age 84, of Forward Twp., formerly of Clairton, passed away on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at home. She was a former member of St. Michael Parish and its Christian Mothers, a former volunteer assisting handicapped children in White Oak, and a fan of stock car racing. Born October 13, 1934 in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Elvera (Shupe) Dequenne and wife of the late Peter J. LaFrankie Jr. She is survived by daughters, Natalie (Gary) Wolfgang with whom she resided, Carla Hobaugh of Jefferson Hills and Marie (Larry) Schmidt of Pittsburgh; son, James LaFrankie of Elizabeth; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by son, Peter J. LaFrankie III. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 10 AM in St. Michael Parish with Rev. Thomas A. Wagner officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Memorial contributions may be made to Smile Train, P.O. Box 96231, Washington, D.C. 20090-6231.
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