LITTLE FALLS – Mrs. Frances J. Prestopnik, age 89, a lifelong resident of the Little Falls community, peacefully went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday morning April 10, 2019 at the Presbyterian Home of CNY, where she was blessed with the love and support of her family at her side. The Elm Unit staff was wonderful to Fran and we would like to send a very special thank you to the Unit staff.
Born in Little Falls, on March 4, 1930, she was a daughter of the late John and Frances (Aniol) Grabowski. She received her education in Little Falls schools, having graduated with Little Falls High School, Class of 1948. On May 20, 1950,
She is survived by her eleven beloved children and their families, Richard Prestopnik and wife, Jan, of Fort Johnson, NY, Mary Lasher and husband, Jeffrey, of Woodgate, NY, Ann Marie Roy and husband, Mark, of Little Falls, Barbara McGrogan and husband, Edward, of Whitesboro, NY, Bernadette Miller and husband, James, of Little Falls, Theresa Ricci and her companion, Jerry Jadlowski, of Whitesboro, Christine Kroll and her husband, John, of Mohawk, James Prestopnik and his wife, Kathleen, of Little Falls, Thomas Prestopnik, of Little Falls, Sarah Hessler and her companion, Paul Trzepacz, of Little Falls and Grace Oliver and her husband, Donald, Jr., of New Hartford; a sister – in – law, Suzanne Prestopnik, of Little Falls; two brothers and their wives, Dr. Walter Grabowski and his wife, Joann, of Michigan and Theodore Grabowski and his wife, Patricia, of Texas; 25 cherished grandchildren, Nathan, Emily, Adam, Daniel, Jason, Valerie, Renee, Phillip, Andrea, Stephen, Joseph, Edward, Ryan, Kelly, Benjamin, Meghan, Katey, Jenelle, Brenan, Evan, Alison, Andrew, Abbie, Hayley, and Matthew; and 22 great-grandchildren, with one on the way at any time. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by one sister, Nellie Arnold; and two brothers, John and Joseph Grabowski.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 12, 2019 at 10:30 AM with prayer at the Enea Family Funeral Home, 24 West Monroe Street, Little Falls and at 11:00 AM from the Holy Family Parish Church, corner of East Main & John Sts. Little Falls where her Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated by Father Terence Healy, assisted by Deacon Jim Bower. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Town of
Those wishing to remember
A condolence note may be sent to the family at www.eneafamily.com on the Internet. Her family has established all arrangements with Funeral Directors Harry J. & Kevin E. Enea and Martin L. Ciaccia (315) 823-2424.