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Friday July 27th, 2018
4:00pm - 7:00pm

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Interment following funeral service

Saturday July 28th, 2018

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Mass of Christian Burial

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
Saturday July 28th, 2018

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Frances Panaccione

Frances M. Panaccione, known affectionately as Zia to her family and close friends, of Kerhonkson, NY, passed away on Monday, July 23, 2018 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was 89 years old. Frances was born on October 19, 1928 in Jersey City, NJ; she was the daughter of the late Louis and Laura Panaccione.


Having moved up to the Hudson Valley as a young girl, she attended and graduated from Kerhonkson High School. Following graduation, she returned to New Jersey where she lived with family and worked towards building skills in bookkeeping. She returned to her Kerhonkson home where she went to work at Eastern Correctional Facility in Napanoch and retired as a Deputy Superintendent. Frances was an extremely dedicated and hard working person. After retirement she enjoyed spending time with her grandson and assisting her son as his bookkeeper, she did not believe in having idle hands. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and working around her home. Many will remember her as the woman that swept the side of 209, she took pride in everything she did which meant keeping the front of her home spotless. She would do anything for her family and friends and her generous spirit was felt by those around her. 


Frances is survived by her children; Laura Ayasse and her husband Charles of High Falls, and Darryl Scraggs and his wife Theresa of Accord. Also surviving is her grandson, Andrew Ayasse and Dhariana Lozano of Manhattan as well as her “adopted” grandson Joseph Silva of Accord.  Her brother, Valentine Panaccione and his wife Concettina of Kerhonkson, and her sister-in-law Patricia DePew Panaccione of North Carolina, and many nieces and nephews.   Besides her parents, Frances was pre-deceased by her sister, Anna Marie Scraggs and her brother Daniel Panaccione.  The family gives thanks, love and appreciation to all her caregivers especially Diane Gajadhar who was devoted to her for over 6 years. 


Visiting will be held on Friday, July 27th from 4 - 7 PM at the H. B. Humiston Funeral Home, 30 42nd Street, Kerhonkson.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 10:30 AM at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Kerhonkson. Burial will follow at Pine Bush Cemetery, Kerhonkson.


In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Frances’ name to the Church of St. Mary & St. Andrew and Our Lady of Lourdes, 137 S. Main St., Ellenville, NY 12428.

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JANE SMITH Jul 30 2018 12:00 AM

Gail and Lee Dalsgard and family

Gail Dalsgard Jul 27 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Frances Panaccione

Ruth Berryann Jul 26 2018 12:00 AM

A RAY OF SUNSHINE was sent on July 26, 2018

Our deepest condolences, sending our thoughts and prayers. Love, David, Desiree, Cat and Sam

Expression of Sympathy Jul 26 2018 12:00 AM

A SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent on July 25, 2018

Dear Zia, we will all miss you. You will be in our hearts forever. Much love, Judy and Jimmy Panaccione Previti

Expression of Sympathy Jul 25 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Frances Panaccione

Todd Wilhelm and family. Jul 25 2018 12:00 AM

A FEATHERY PALM PLANT was sent on July 25, 2018

Thinking of you with our condolences, Love, Lee and Rissa Cutler

Expression of Sympathy Jul 25 2018 12:00 AM

A DEAR TO MY HEART was ordered on July 25, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Jul 25 2018 12:00 AM

To the Ayasse family, Panaccione family, I am so sorry for the loss of such a great woman as Zia. She will truly be missed by many. May she Rest In Peace.

Caroll Ulbrich Jul 25 2018 12:00 AM

A GRANDMA'S GARDEN  TABLE BASKET was sent on July 25, 2018

Dear Laura and family- you are in our thoughts and prayers. The Bracklow-Riopelle families.

Expression of Sympathy Jul 25 2018 12:00 AM

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