We say a sad farewell, to a lovely sweet lady, Frances Van Wie, youngest daughter of the late Harry and Catherine Celello Julian. Fran, a former resident of West 7th Street in Oswego, NY, passed peacefully on Wednesday, at St. Luke’s Health facility, at the age of 83.
Fran graduated from Fulton High School and retired from the Nestle Chocolate Factory in Fulton, NY. She was a member of St John’s and St Mary’s Church in Oswego. She will be remembered for her passions of roller skating, dancing the polka, cooking Italian meals, baking, sewing, crocheting and raising her four children. Fran was always surrounded by family and friends including life-long coffee pals, Pat Fay and Tillie Kostoroski. All were blessed to have known Fran’s wonderful caring nature, her love, and her faith and devotion to God. Fran was predeceased by her beloved husband Charles, in 2001, brothers Phil Julian, Mike Julian, sisters Mary Mullen, Angie Marino, Ernestine Price, and precious grandchild Christine Bruno.
She is survived by her children, Charles (Jan) Van Wie of Indiana, Deborah (John) Bruno of Liverpool, Donna (David) Gorman of Oswego and Joanne Van Wie of New Hampshire; grandchildren Tricia (John) Haresign of Binghamton, Tracy (Jesse) McWain of Oswego, Craig Bruno of Rochester, Alicia Bruno of Liverpool and Julia Bruno of Liverpool, brother Joseph Julian of Fulton and sisters Anna McCann of Oswego and Yolanda Roy of CT.
The family wishes to thank the staff of St. Luke’s Health Facility who kept Fran busy and smiling with activities and warm friendships throughout her physically challenging years.
A funeral Mass will be held on Saturday at 9:00am in St. Mary’s Church in Oswego. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery.
Family and friends may call at the Dain-Cullinan Funeral Home in Oswego on Friday; from 5pm to 7pm. Remembrances in memory of Fran are suggested to be made to the John-Foster Burden Fund “Make A Wish” Program, 299 E. River Road, Oswego, NY 13126. Express your sympathy at www.daincullinan.com.