Frances DeCicco Hargrove, formerly of Brewster Street, Kingston died Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at Ten Broeck Commons Nursing Home. She was 85.
A native and lifelong Kingston resident, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Mary Stumpo DeCicco. She worked at Hercules Powder Plant in Port Ewen for 38 years and retired in 1983. She was a parishioner of St. Mary's Church.
Her husband John J. Hargrove died August 18, 1989. Three brothers Michael, John and James DeCicco and two sisters Josephine Tatarziewski and Emma Mayhon all died previously.
Surviving are two daughters Mary Tegeler and her husband Thomas of Stone Ridge and Colleen Eckdish and her husband Douglas of North Canton, Conn.; two sons Michael Hargrove and his wife Eileen of Clinton Corners; and James Hargrove of Kingston; nine grandchildren Thomas Tegeler, Michael Tegeler, Joshua and Erica Eckdish, April, Jillian and Michele Hargrove, James Jr. and Matthew Hargrove; three great grandchildren Madison Grace, Arabella and Emelia Beth, two sisters Rose Janesiewicz of Lake Katrine and Louise Kahlstorf of Kingston; many nieces and nephews.
Frances' "home away from home" was TenBroeck Commons Nursing Home. Her family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of the Foxhall unit for their gentle, loving care over these months and years.
Reposing at the Simpson Gaus Funeral Home, 411 Albany Ave. on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. The funeral procession will form on Saturday at 9:15 a.m. from the funeral home. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary's Church at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery.
-------------------------------------------- "You can only have one mother patient kind and true; no other friend in all the world, will be the same to you. When other friends forsake you, to mother you will return, for all her loving kindness, she asks nothing in return. As we look upon her picture, sweet memories we recall, of a face so full of sunshine, and a smile for one and all. Sweet Jesus, take this message, to our dear mother up above; tell her how we miss her, and give her all our love."