Gloucester, MA — Frances A. (Loiacano) D'Amico died on Thursday, July 5th at the Beverly Hospital after a brief illness, surrounded by her loving family. She was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Frank D'Amico Jr. in 2003.
She was born in Saginaw, Michigan on July 4, 1926 to the late Vito and Antonina (Parisi) Loiacano.
Frances enjoyed baking delicious Italian cookies and desserts for family and friends. She also enjoyed crocheting afghans, and gave them as gifts as well as to all members of her family. She loved to socialize with her many friends over coffee and cookies and visit with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She regularly attended bingo at St. Ann's Church and enjoyed bus trips to Foxwoods.
She was a member of the Mother of Grace Club, Madonna Del Rosario Society and the Seafood Retirees.
She is survived by her daughters, Angela, wife of David Rich of Gloucester and Nina, wife of James Perry of Rockport; grandchildren, Frank Rich and wife Jessica (Brockman) of Waltham, David Rich and wife Lisa (Gates) of Gloucester, Melissa (Perry) Giamanco and husband Gus of Melrose, Christina (Perry) Noce and husband Matthew of Amesbury, Laura (Perry) McNeil and husband Brian of South Boston, James Perry Jr. of Rome, Italy and great-grandchildren, Stefania Rich of Waltham, Sarah Rich of Gloucester, Lila, Deacon and Ned Giamanco of Melrose and Francesca Noce of Amesbury.
She is also survived by her brother, Sam Loiacano and his wife Marjory of Saginaw, Michigan; sister-in-law, Doris Loiacano of Naples, Florida; brother-in-law, Stephen D'Amico; sister-in-law, Carmella Frontiero and sister-in-law, Mary D'Amico all of Gloucester, many nieces, nephews and special friends.
She was predeceased by her brothers, Joseph, Leo and Phillip Loiacano and her sisters, Antoinette Bonafede, Angeline Palazzola and Rose Calomo.
ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral will be held from the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington St., Gloucester on Monday, July 9, at 10:15 a.m. followed by a Mass in St. Ann’s Church, Holy Family Parish at 11:00 a.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend.
The burial will be held in Calvary Cemetery, Gloucester.
Visiting hours in the Greely Funeral Home are on Sunday from 4 – 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to a charity of one’s choice.
Online condolences may be given at www.greelyfuneralhome.com.