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Francis R. "Frankie" Barbosa


October 27, 2019


Frances R. “Frankie” Barbosa, 87, of Danville, PA passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Geisinger Hospice at Maria Hall in Danville PA.  She was born November 15, 1931 in Danville PA daughter of the late Walter Reichen and Anna Mary Shultz Reichen Bailey.

She was married to Modesto “Tito” Barbosa who preceded her in death July 19, 1981.

She graduated from Danville High School in 1948 and remained active monthly with Club 48 lunches which she looked forward to.  She graduated from Penn State University in 1952 with a bachelor’s degree in Home Economics.

Frankie committed her entire professional career as a Registered Dietician, retiring in 1992 as Head Dietician of Sunbury Hospital.

She was a member of St. Paul’s Emmanuel Methodist Church in Danville PA.

Frankie thoroughly enjoyed crossword puzzles, was a Hummel collector and was known for her handknitted Christmas stockings which were made in the footsteps of her mother. An alumnus of Penn State she was an avid fan of the Nittany Lions.

She had a kind heart and patient disposition throughout her life.  Her gentleness and intelligence will be greatly missed by all who knew her.  Frankie will be remembered as the “Hub” of her family whom she loved dearly.

Those left to cherish Frankie’s memory include her five children; Maria Barbosa Miller, Martha Barbosa Falton, Anna Barbosa, Michael “Willie” Barbosa and his wife Tammy and Frances Barbosa Welch.  Also surviving are seven grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  One brother, Cameron Reichen also survives.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Frankie’s life to be held Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 42 West Mahoning Street Danville PA with Pastor Greg Molter officiating.  Burial will follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery. Friends will be received from 10:00 AM until the time of service.  Memorial contributions may be made to Geisinger Hospice 410 Glenn Avenue Suite 200 Bloomsburg PA  17815.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Visneski Funeral Home 42 W Mahoning Street Danville PA 17821. www.visneski.com


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