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Mary Jane (Volpatti) Francellini

July 27, 1930 - September 11, 2022


Obituary For Mary Jane (Volpatti) Francellini

Age 92, on Sunday, September 11, 2022, of Brentwood.

Beloved wife of the late Nickolas "Nick" Francellini; cherished mother of Patty (Gerard) Reitmeyer and Cindy (Tony) Kacerik; loving grandmother of Nicole (Doug) Price; great-grandmother of Sloan Price; daughter of the late Lodovico and Blanche (Fedon) Volpatti; sister of Rick (Sharon) Volpatti and the late Goldie (George) Burey, Joe (survived by Marian) Volpatti, Gloria (survived by John) Harmotto and Lorraine (Rege) Gilligan. Also survived by her sisters and brothers-in-law on the Francellini side and numerous nieces and nephews. Fond memories of Mary will be cherished forever by her family and friends. Friends will be received at the John F. Slater Funeral Home, Inc., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood 15227 on Monday, September 19, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of her blessing service at 11:00 a.m.

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  • 09/17/2022

    You have our deepest sympathy. Mary Jane was a good friend. I always enjoyed our luncheons together. She will be missed.

  • 09/16/2022

    My heart goes out to her family and loved ones. Mary Jane will always hold a special place in my heart. God Bless You. Sincerely your good pal, -Omega R-

  • 09/16/2022

    Cindy, so sorry to learn of your mother's passing. She was a very exquisite lady. Not sure if you remember, I worked with her as a teller in the Whitehall branch of Mellon Bank in the mid 80's. Your mom always had great words of wisdom and encouragement. Cherish the great memories. Sending prayers. Joe Trovato

  • 09/14/2022

    I've known Mary Jane, Nick, Patty, and Cindy since they moved into the Hillman Street Neighborhood about 60 years ago. Nick always had a project underway and soon recruited some of us neighborhood boys to help in his endeavors. Nick was talented in many crafts, and I learned a lot from him. Mary Jane was our paymaster – she would reward our labors with spaghetti dinners, nut rolls and other delights. She taught us how to make homemade pasta and became a friend and mentor to our wives and girlfriends. I became as close to the Francellinis as any non-relative could become and we remained lifelong friends. Mary Jane and Nick had a beautiful marriage and life together. You will be forever in my memory and may you rest in peace – together again. Denny Clarke

  • 09/14/2022

    So sorry to learn of your mom's passing. Cherish the wonderful memories you have of her. In time, with God's help, you will smile again. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers, Judy and John Woffington

  • 09/13/2022

    A wonderful woman with an unique sense of humor. Mary Jane always made you feel welcome and part of the family. She loved her 4th of July picnics and always was happy when family was together. A woman to remember for her humor, kindness, cooking and her ability to make everyone feel like family. With much sympathy.