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Frances Anne Lazzara

May 29, 1930 — December 12, 2022


Frances Anne Lazzara, 92, of Burgettstown, passed away on December 12, 2022. She was reunited with her beloved husband, the love of her life, Joseph Thomas Lazzara, who passed away in August. She was born on May 29, 1930, a daughter of the late Agostino and Rose Rinella. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Joseph “Pee Wee” Lazzara, an infant brother, sisters Anne Rinella and Rose Palumbo and son in law Greg Scruppi.
She is survived by her children Thomas Lazzara (Georgean) of Boardman OH, Rosanne Scruppi (Kurt) of Cherry Valley, PA, August Lazzara of Butler, PA, and Felicia Bertrand (Buddy) of Moon Twp, PA . She is also survived by 9 grandchildren, whom she adored with all of her heart, Julie DeLisio (Joe), Valerie Lazzara Mould (Topher), Joseph Lazzara (Lynn), Conor Faloon (Krissy), Jessica Faloon (Danae), Crystal Raab (Chris), Joanna Lazzara, Hilary Campbell (Ben) and Chad Bertrand (Melissa). She was also blessed with 14 great grandchildren, Bailey & Maci, Declan, Gianna & Mila, Carolyn & Caleb, Sophia, Madison & Mackenzie, Paul & Paisley and Avery & Karsyn. Another great grandchild is on the way and due April 2023.  
Frances was blessed with 68 plus years of marriage to Joseph, the love of her life. Fran could not wait to be with Joe again! They were always together and her Christmas wish was granted when she joined him in heaven just four months after his passing. Fran proudly moved into her new role as a Guardian Angel to watch over all of her family and friends. The matriarch of the family, she loved simply being with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren no matter the occasion.  She enjoyed having everyone at her house for holidays, birthdays, Spingis or just sitting on the porch talking. She was a devoted wife, mother and nana and showed unconditional love to each and every one of us. She was a role model to all of us. She was an extraordinary woman full of love, strength, kindness and beauty both inside and out. She also had wonderful friends with whom she loved spending time playing cards. She knew her cards and typically came home with a win! Thank you to those who made sure she always had a ride to card club! Frances also enjoyed trips to the casinos with her husband. 
In addition to raising her family, she was owner and operator of Lazzara’s Tavern for 18 years. She also worked at G.C. Murphy’s for many years as a young girl and later when she moved back to Burgettstown. She was a parishioner at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and a member of CDA and Christian Mothers. 

Frances remained strong in her faith and pleasant throughout her life and especially during her brief time of illness. Her quick wit and sense of humor continued to shine through. She was truly a joy to be around. Frances Anne will be sadly missed and will never be forgotten! 

Family and friends will be received from 3-7 p.m. on Thursday, December 15, at Slater Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc. of Burgettstown (formerly Lee & Martin Funeral Home) 73 Highland Avenue, Burgettstown, PA 15021 where departing prayers will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, December 16, 2022, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church of St. Isidore the Farmer Parish in Burgettstown with the Rev. Zachary Galiyas, Celebrant. She will be laid to rest in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Burgettstown.
Those wishing to remember Mrs. Lazzara in a special way can make a memorial donation in her memory to The Burgettstown Community Library 2 Kerr St. or The Burgettstown Senior Center, 200 Kerr St., Burgettstown, PA.
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Service Schedule

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Thursday, December 15, 2022

3:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Slater Funeral & Cremation Services Inc. Burgettstown

73 Highland Ave, Burgettstown, PA 15021

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Friday, December 16, 2022

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Our Lady of Lourdes Church of St. Isadore the Farmer Parish

1109 S Main St, Burgettstown, PA 15021

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Graveside Service

Friday, December 16, 2022

12:00 - 12:30 pm (Eastern time)

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