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Frances H. Butkiewicz

Frances H. Butkiewicz (nee Falencki) age 92, of Lorain, passed away Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Kingston of Vermilion following a lengthy illness.
She was born May 19, 1924 in Lorain and lived in Lorain her entire life. Frances graduated from Lorain High School in 1941.
Frances was a member of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Lorain, and the former St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Lorain, where she was a member the Altar and Rosary Society. She enjoyed watching birds outside her kitchen window.
Surviving are her children, Terri (Lawrence) Hickman of Oberlin, Daniel (Therese) Butkiewicz of Falls Church, Virginia, Joan (Richard) Kowalczyk and Ken Butkiewicz both of Wakeman, Noreen Butkiewicz and Steve Butkiewicz both of Lorain, and Mary Ellen "Mel" (Kieran) Gallahue of La Jolla, California and Jeffrey Butkiewicz, Greenville, SC; grandchildren, Stephanie, Nora, Matthew, Nicholas (Jennifer), Benjamin (Julia), Caileigh Brynn and Owen; a great grandson, Henry; and a sister, Helen Wilczak of Lorain.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Henry in 1999; parents Lucas and Victoria (Losiewicz) Falencki; brothers, John, Edward, Leo and Joseph Falencki; and a sister Harriet Belczyk.
There will be no visitation. A memorial mass will be held on Friday, June 17, 2016 at 10:00 am at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 418 West 15th Street, Lorain. Rev. Robert J. Glepko, pastor will officiate. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Lorain. The Dovin Funeral Home, 2701 Elyria Avenue, Lorain, is handling the arrangements. To send online condolences go to www.dovinfuneralhome.com.

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Very much saddened to discover this development only today, too late to do much about it, limited as that influence would've been. Hers was a truly lovely, kind, gentle, giving, caring, unassuming clan better clarified and amplified by the passage of time. I wish I could've gathered with them one more time for Friday's mass to visit with and share these feelings for them. I did not know Frances specifically, but was very fond of Henry, Danny and the familiarity of the younger ones I'd recognize around the school yard and in church so many decades ago. No doubt her touch was upon them all. Here is wishing the heartfelt best for you and for yours. There was no family any better than the wonderful Butkiewicz bunch I'm missing rather powerfully right about now. God bless you all.

Mark Leonard - June 20, 2016 at 04:37 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Sending blessings, love and a request to God that He seal all your precious 'Mom-Memories' in your hearts, where they will always be there to comfort & console you. Best blessings, Patty Murphy(Joan's friend & coworker)

Patty Murphy - June 16, 2016 at 12:43 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Frances was a wonderful mother who raised a family that has brought me so much joy through the years.

Jim Popiel - June 16, 2016 at 08:36 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Francis was a lovely person and a great neighbor. Our heartfelt sympathies ,prayers, and thoughts go out to all of her loving family.. She will be fondly remembered.Sincerely,Carmen Pagan and family

Ida Concheck - June 15, 2016 at 04:36 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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