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Frances T. Zaffina

September 9, 1923 ~ December 3, 2019 (age 96)


Frances T. Marhefka Zaffina, 96 of Kingview Road, Scottdale, Upper Tyrone Township, passed away Tuesday afternoon, December 3, 2019 in Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant while being comforted by her family.

Frances was born September 9, 1923 in Everson, the daughter of the late John and Mary Pruzinsky Marhefka.

She was a life member of the Partner Parish of St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Scottdale.

Frances was a graduate of the former Scottdale High School Class of 1941. She worked for Robertshaw Controls, prior to her marriage. After her marriage she worked alongside her late Husband, Felix A. Zaffina, Sr., as owner of Zaffina Distributing, Inc. for many years.

Frances was a loving Mother, Grandmother and Sister to her family.

Frances is gone from our lives, but will forever remain in the hearts of those who knew and loved her.

Her loving and devoted children:

Diane Zaffina of Pittsburgh

Felix A. Zaffina, Jr. and wife Kelly of Lower Burrell

Maurice J. Zaffina and wife Paula of Greensburg

Edwin Zaffina and wife Barbara of Scottdale

Her Seven Loving Grandchildren:

Maurissa Zaffina, Laura Lee Zaffina, Macey Zaffina Marcus Zaffina, Reno Zaffina, Edwin Zaffina, Jr. and Kylie Zaffina

Her Sister:

Bernadette McClintock and husband Donald of Ruffsdale

In addition to her Parents, Frances was preceded in death by:

Her Husband of 57 years Felix A. Zaffina, Sr. (June 26, 2011).

Her Brothers: Anthony & Edward Marhefka and her Sisters, Ann Petonic, Mary Johnson, Agnes Rath, Margaret Sistek, Clare Grohal

Frances’ family and friends are cordially invited to the Frank Kapr Funeral Home, Inc. 417 Pittsburgh St. Scottdale Friday from 3PM – 8PM.

A Parish Wake Service will be held Friday at 7:45 PM in the Funeral Home.

Prayers of Transfer will be held Saturday at 9:30AM in the Funeral Home, followed by her Funeral Mass at 10 AM in St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Scottdale with Rev Elmer Alforque, Celebrant

Committal Services and Interment will follow in the Parish Cemetery.

In lieu of customary remembrances, the family suggests Memorials be made to St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, 416 S. Broadway Scottdale, Pa. 15683 in memory of Frances Zaffina.

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