Celebrating the life of Frances A. Gockley
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Born in Reading, on January 9, 1947, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Anna (Lombardo) Torcivia.
She was a graduate of Reading Central Catholic High School.
Frances was a member of St. Ambrose R.C. Church, Schuylkill Haven.
She worked as a secretary at Boscovs, retiring in 2000.
Frances was an avid gardener and enjoyed being outdoors.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Gockley, on April 5, 2008, and to whom she was married 39 years; and brother, Nicholas.
Frances is survived by a daughter, Stephanie, wife of Thomas Russo, of Lake Wynonah; grandchildren: Thomas Jr. and Kaitlyn Russo and step-grandson, Christopher Russo.
A memorial service will be held Friday, April 9th, at 11:00 a.m. at Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc., 1818 Mahantongo St., Pottsville. A visitation with the family will be held from10:30 a.m. until time of service.
The family request contributions in Frances' memory be sent to: Alzheimer's Foundation of America 322 Eighth Avenue, 16th Floor New York, NY 10001, NY 10001.
Inurnment will follow in St. Ambrose Cemetery, Schuylkill Haven.
Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be expressed at lordbixler.com.
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