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Gertrude "Trudy" Francabandera

October 5, 1932 September 4, 2019
Gertrude "Trudy" Francabandera
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Obituary for Gertrude "Trudy" Francabandera

Gertrude “Trudy” Francabandera, age 86 of Warrington formerly of Albrightsville and Doylestown passed away September 4th at Neshaminy Manor in Warrington.
Trudy was the loving wife of the late Philip J. Francabandera Sr. who died January 28, 2013.
She was born in New York, NY on October 5, 1932, daughter of the late Carmine Giardella Sr. and Gertrude (Boyce) Giardella.
Trudy was a loving wife, mother and friend and lovingly called Honey by her family. She dedicated her life to her family and helping special needs children. Trudy had a passion for art especially drawing, a few years ago she won a ribbon from the Grange Fair for her drawing creation.
We have been blessed with the presence of Trudy in our lives. She will be deeply missed by her children: Marianne Laurito of Moscow, Lucy Easterday and her husband Scott of Lehighton, Theresa DiPasquale and her husband Peter of Dublin, Philip Francabandera Jr. and his wife Juliedy of Sinking Springs, Vincent Francabandera and his wife Lisa of Mountaintop and Frank Francabandera and his wife Laura of Sinking Springs.
She was the loving grandmother to her seven grandchildren: Lisa, Philip III, Angelina, Vincent Jr., Brianna, Mackenzie and Payton and her three great grandchildren: Atlas, Zoey and Luca.
She is also survived by her siblings: Mary Samios of Sound Beach, NY, Louise Stricker of King, NC, Theresa Rueb of West Babylon, NY, Nancy Gervasio of Phoenix, AZ and Carmine Giardella Jr. of Lindenhurst, NY and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband Philip, she was preceded in death by a daughter: Rosemarie Francabandera, a granddaughter: Cassidy Akers and a sister: Barbara Giardella.
Family and friends are welcome to offer condolences on Tuesday, September 10th from 9:30 am until 10:30 am at Gower Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., Route 209, Gilbert.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 am, Tuesday, September 10th at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Gilbert.
She will be buried in the family plot at Buena Vista Cemetery in Brodheadsville.
Memorial donations may be made In Loving Memory of Gertrude Francabandera to: United Cerebral Palsy Foundation of Northeastern PA, 425 Wyoming Ave., Scranton, PA 18503.
Gower Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., Route 209, Gilbert, PA in charge of arrangements.


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