Frances Grochal

June 27th, 2015 1:45 am

First Posted: 1/6/2013

Frances Micnicoski Grochal, 70, longtime resident of Duryea, entered her eternal rest on Dec. 31, 2012, with her family by her side, after a brief illness.

Frances was a daughter of the late Frank and Stella Micnicoski.

She was a graduate of Duryea High School and Empire Beauty School. She was employed at Schott Optical until her retirement.

Frannie, nicknamed Freida by her children, was a world traveler who loved airplanes, cruising and road trips. She drove across country four times exploring the USA. Some of her favorite spots included Las Vegas, The Poconos, London, Albuquerque, Aruba and the Queen Mary in Long Beach, Calif.

She was a fiery red head with a fun sense of humor and a friendly smile who loved spending time with her family. Her granddaughters, Emma and Olivia, were a joy in her life. Frannie was an avid reader who enjoyed mysteries and ghost stories. She was also a fantastic cook who made the best Polish food in the world!

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Grochal; sister, Christina Jordan; and brother Thomas Micnicoski.

She is survived by daughters, Sherri and Justine Cupplo; son, Joseph Grochal; daughter-in-law, Jodi Grochal; granddaughters, Emma and Olivia Grochal; brother Frank Micnicoski; sister-in-law, Shirley Micnicoski; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She will be greatly missed by all her family and friends.

Memorial services will be held at the convenience of her family.