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1938 Fran 2022

Frances V. Cugini

January 1, 1938 — December 20, 2022

Tallmadge

Frances V. Cugini, Jan. 1, 1938 - Dec. 20, 2022

Fran graduated from Randolph High School with the class of “1955”.  She met the love of her life, Dick Cugini, while she was employed at Warners Grocery in Randolph.  They wed on May 10, 1958, and enjoyed a wonderful life together for 56 years until Dick’s death on May 21, 2014.  They had 3 wonderful kids - Brenda Lee, Rick, and Carla Jean.  All Fran ever wanted was to be a good daughter, wife, mom, granny, aunt, and friend.  Anyone who knew Fran would say she excelled in all of the above.  She was known for her delicious home-cooked meals, baked goods, especially her cookies, and famous from-scratch fudge.  If you were lucky enough to be a neighbor of Dick and Fran, in their 56-year marriage, you probably received some of her goodies; she Loved to Share!!

Preceding Fran in death, besides her loving husband, was her firstborn Daughter, Brenda Lee Cugini-Smith, at age 54 on May 9, 2013.  Her sweet, sweet Mom, Lucy Metcalf, at age 97 on December 1, 2008.  Her only brother, Tommy Metcalf, at age 15 in 1967.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Carla Jean Cugini (Tallmadge).  Grandchildren; “Her Boys,” Lorenzo Ricardo Cugini (Stow/Germany) and Angelo Michael Cugini (Columbus) and “Her Princess” Maddie V. Cugini (Tallmadge).  Fran never missed a chance to watch the boys playing basketball and watching, Maddie singing, dancing, and acting up on the stage.  She also leaves behind 5 Sisters - Pat Dennis (Texas), Betty Boston (Canton), Linda Wilkinson (Florida), Sharon (Ron) Tessmer (Florida) and Suzie (Jerry) Carpenter (Hartville).  Many nieces and nephews who loved Fran dearly.  Also her daughter-in-law Tracey Cugini (Columbus), her son-in-law, Brian Smith (Akron), brother & sister-in-law, Roger & Lynn Cugini (Tallmadge) and her best friend & telephone buddy, Joyce Knapp (Ravenna).  Per Fran’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  Services are private.  She will be laid to rest next to Dick & Brenda at Grandview Memorial Garden.  A special thank you to all of the amazing people from Crossroads Hospice, especially Dave!  In lieu of flowers, please donate to Crossroads Hospice.  Arrangements entrusted to Adams Mason Funeral Home (330) 535-9186

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