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GIRARD – Frances H. (Duralia) Hitchcock, 64, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at her residence.

Born Feb. 22, 1948, in Charleroi, Pa., she was the daughter of Frank and Helen (Lucas) Duralia.

Frances married Ben Carl Hitchcock on Nov. 15, 1968, and together they had three beautiful children.

Frances worked in Banking as a teller for several different banking institutions. She loved gardening. However, her main interest was her family. She enjoyed all the time she had each day with all of them and her grandchildren were the light of her life.

Survivors include her husband, Ben Carl; daughters, Kelley (Andy) Kromer of Boardman and Jennifer (Marty) Willmitch of Tampa, Fla.; a brother, Paul (Alice) Duralia of Austintown; and three grandchildren, Madison Kromer, Jackson Willmitch and Emerson Willmitch.

She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant son, Brant.

A private visitation will be held Friday, Dec. 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Mineral Ridge Chapel.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, Dec. 15, at 10 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Boardman.

Interment will take place at Resurrection Cemetery.

Family and friends may visit to view this obituary and to send condolences.

Guestbook Entries

“I will always love you mom and I am going to miss you so much. Thank you for being my best friend and such a beautiful caring mother and wife. No one will ever have the heart of gold you had. Rest in love and peace. I love you mom.”

 » Kelley on December 13, 2012

“Kelley and Family, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. You and your family have my deepest sympathy. May God protect you and watch over you and your family. I love you.”

 » Diane Morrell on December 13, 2012

“Our hearts goes out to Ben and his family at this time of deep sorrow. We extend our deepest sympathy to you. ”

 » Chris and Joanne on December 13, 2012

“Dear Ben and family, John and I would like to extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family over the loss of your wife. John and Kathleen Rosa”

 » Kathleen Rosa on December 13, 2012

“Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.”

 » Dave and Beve Dietsch on December 13, 2012

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