Frances Kijowski, 90, of Westerville, Ohio, passed away on January 22, 2023 after a brief illness. Fran was born on January 31, 1932 to Vincenzo and Rose (Mittiga) Cicciu in Kent, Ohio. She graduated in 1949 from Girard High School and attended Kent State University.
She is survived by her loving husband of 70 years, Michael, and daughter, Darlene (Rick) Kincaid. She also leaves 3 grandchildren: Kasey (Matt) Fiorini, Nikki (Josh) Murray & Ryan Kincaid; and 5 great-grandchildren: Dominic, Gabriel & Mia Fiorini and Elliott & Layla Murray. Fran was preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Catherine Bada and Jean Vitullo.
Family was of utmost importance to Fran. Just being together made her happy. Some of her fondest memories include working for Findlay and Southington Schools as a teacher's aide, attending water aerobics at the Westerville Rec Center, and traveling to Italy and Bald Head Island, NC with her family.
The family would like to express their deep appreciation for those who cared for Frances at St. Ann's Emergency Room and ICU, the MICU at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Hospice of Central Ohio at The Ohio State University.
Those who wish to make a donation in Fran's memory may support The Stephanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research (P.O. Box 710811, Columbus, OH 43271), a cause dear to her heart.
Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Paul Catholic Church, 313 N. State St., Westerville at 10:30 AM, Thursday, January 26, 2023 followed by interment at Resurrection Cemetery. The Rev. Fr. David Gwinner Celebrant. Family will receive friends one hour prior the Mass. Live internet streaming of the services will also be available on St. Paul’s livestream website.