Salacuse, Frances Mary (Stark)

Frances Mary (Stark) Salacuse, 68, passed away December 30th at Christiana Care Hospital in Newark, DE. Fran was born in Alpena, MI the daughter of the late Richard Stark and the late Agnes (Taddia) Stark. She grew up in Somerdale, NJ and graduated from Sterling High School in 1970 and received her RN at the Philadelphia General Hospital Nursing School in 1973. Fran also received Certificates of Flower Arrangement from Longwood Gardens of Kennett Square, PA.

Fran was married to Edward G Salacuse for 47 years and had two children, Jenna M (Michael) Prosceno, Jonathan E Salacuse and grandson Dylan A Prosceno. Fran is survived by brothers Walter Stark, Richard Stark Jr. and Anthony (Rose) Stark, sister Fortune Mederos all of New Jersey, sisters in law Louise (David) Azzinaro of Lockport, NY. Lori (Joseph) Cipolla of the town of Niagara, NY and brother in law Carl (Marni) Salacuse of Savanah, GA as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Fran worked as an RN at Crozer Chester Hospital Burn Unit in Chester PA and later worked at Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville PA and Jenner’s Pond Retirement Home in Jennersville, PA as an RN.

Fran was a kind, gentle and giving person who volunteered with Project Hope and Project Gabriel for the betterment of others. She also enjoyed gardening, reading, making arrangements for Etsy, crocheting and especially her grandson, Dylan. Her family and friends will miss her smiling face, compassion and kindness! She will be missed more than she will ever know.

We love you!

The family will announce at a later date a memorial mass to be held for Fran.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to St. Jude Hospital for Children.

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