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“I just found out about Fran's passing. I am so sorry she was a terrific woman who will be truly missed. ”
1 of 13 | Posted by: Joann Kasulinous - Chicopee, MA

“Joe, so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. Deepest sympathy to you Ryan . Mary Terranova ”
2 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“Joe. I'm sorry to hear of your loss. I'm sure she was very proud of you - as we are. You probably inherited your kindness, thoughtfulness and...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Larry Tims - Newark, DE

“Dear John - I am so sorry . My best to you and your family With Sincere Fympathy Sonja ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: Sonja Hairsine - Wilmington, DE

“Joey, I'm so sorry for your loss. An inspirational thought for you and your family. Although its difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Kevin Hamill - Friend

“Joe,Sorry for your loss. My family will continue to keep your family in our prayers. ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: nancy crawford

“We were honored when our family circle was extended to include Susan, her parents, sister and grandmother. We shared wonderful celebrations...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Alvin Ross & Chris Powers - DE

“Joe and Ryan thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: Beth Manlove Altemus - Newark, DE

“Joe, Ryan and Family, My deepest prayers and thoughts are with your entire family. May you find comfort and peace from the love of your family...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Susan Carey - Newark, DE

“Carol and Family, so sorry for your loss. The wonderful memories of your mother, mother-in-law and grandmother will last a lifetime in all your...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Judy & Jim Aikenhead

“Joe & Ryan, so very sorry for your loss. Keep in mind all those great memories of someone who lived a long, full life. God Bless. ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: JOHN CAWLEY - BEAR, DE

“My dear dear friend and neighbor Fran. So many sweet loving memories of you! you will be deeply missed but I know you are fine and surrounded by...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“I had the fortunate opportunity to know Fran for just a short time but in that short time, I enjoyed sitting and talking to her about her family and...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Tracy Cameransi - Elkton, MD


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Frances Tortorella, age 92, of Newark passed away on Sunday, February 14, 2016.

She was a loving mother of four children, three grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Frances is predeceased by her spouse Michael Tortorella and her daughter Patricia Decarlo.

She is survived by her daughter, Carol Britton (Wray) of Newark, son Joe Tortorella of Bear, daughter Antoinette of Newark. She is also survived by her three grandchildren, Denise Blum (Chris) of Warwick, MD, Susan Ross (Dave) of Alexandria, VA and grandson Ryan Tortorella of Bear; her great grandchildren Chase, Cassidy, Maddi, Jacob, and Lily.

A visitation will be held on Saturday February 20th, 2016 at Beeson Funeral Home at 10 AM, 2053 Pulaski Hwy. Newark, DE 19702. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:00 noon at Holy Family Catholic Church, 15 Gender Rd, Newark, DE 19713. Burial service will be private.
In lieu of flowers please make donations in her memory to ShopRite Partners in Caring Fund, PO Box 338, Morristown, NJ, 07963.

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Burial will be private