Frances (Fran) DePasquale (nee Losacco), age 101, passed away Monday, October 11, 2021. Frances was born February 28, 1920 in Chicago, IL to the late Rocco and Frances (nee Ferrick) Losacco. She was preceded in death by 9 siblings, late Mary (late Eddie) Budacz, late Pearl (late Norby) Swiss, late Danny (late Florence), late Raymond (late Stella), late Joey (late Raphael), late Michael (late Minnie), late Franklin (Helen), late Rudy (late Florence) and late John (Helen).
Fran married Samuel DePasquale on September 21, 1940 and they were married for 46 years wonderful years before his passing on September 15, 1986. From this union, there are 3 children, the late Samuel DePasquale Jr, Sheila (Frank) Bratanch and the late Sherry A Carugan.
In addition to her daughter, Fran leaves behind 3 grand-daughters, Sharla Bratanch, Samara Bratanch (Gene) and Sienna Carugan (Michael), 5 great-grand-children, Peyton, Simone, Santino, Paisley and Sydney and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Fran served her church, community and family throughout her entire life. The below was written to Fran following the passing of her husband and it characterizes beautifully who they were as loving family and who she was throughout her entire life.
A faithful friend is a sturdy shelter; he who finds one finds a treasure
A faithful friend is beyond price; no sum can balance his worth
A faithful friend is a life-saving remedy; such who fears (Loves) God finds;
For he who fears God behaves accordingly and his friends will be like himself.
“Without you knowing it, the above words have been the creed of you and Sam in all the time we have known you. Whenever someone was in need of help and it was in the power of each or both of you, you have always been there, giving of yourselves, not thinking of the cost to you. Your way of life has been the living personification of: I have already been repaid.
Fran’s beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of everyone she leaves behind and we know deep in our hearts that our loss here is heaven’s gain.