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Frances A. Putorti

  • On June 13, 2020

Frances A. Putorti, age 85 of Houston, PA passed away on Friday, June 12, 2020. Born on December 11, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Ann Katuna and Victor Galbraith. Beloved wife to Tony Putorti for 64 years. Loving mother of Anthony (Jim Thornton) Putorti and Lisa A. (Lane) McFarland. Cherished grandmother to Alissa (Curtis) Blinco  and Lane Aaron (Christina) McFarland. Loving great grandmother to Keira and David Corbett, Avery, Nathan, Bella, and Max Blinco and baby boy McFarland. Dear sister to Garnet Clendaniel, Nicholas Galbraith, Roger Galbraith and many loving nieces and nephews.

Frances worked as a Spanish professor at Washington and Jefferson College for 26 years. She enjoyed playing bridge and traveling, but she most importantly enjoyed spending time with her family.

A celebration of life will occur at an undetermined date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Pittsburgh Cremation and Funeral Care, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317. Interment will take place at Washington Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to The Barnabas Fund of First United Presbyterian Church of Houston, PA 102 N Main Street, Houston, PA 15342. This fund has great meaning for Frances as it embraced her love for youth and education; or Concordia Hospice of Washington, who gracefully cared for Frances and her family, www.concordiahw.org.

Please view and sign the family’s online guestbook at pittsburghcremation.com.

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Linda Taylor
  • Jun 13 2020
Dear Tony, Lisa and Lane... Just thought about you and googled Tony....saw the news of dear Fran. My goodness! I am sorry for the loss of your sweet loved one who has left our Earth. Sending love and condolences. ❤️ Linda Taylor...aka Shivani
  • Jun 15 2020
I was so sorry to hear of her passing. I was a student of her in College and her Brother-in-law Carmen kept me up to date with the family. Deepest sympathies to Tony and the family.
Dale D Murdock
  • Jun 15 2020
Sorry to hear about the passing of a gracious lady.
Stacey Snyder
  • Jun 15 2020
Will miss you Aunt Franny! One of the coolest aunts ever! We love you. Our deepest sympathy, Neil, Stacey, Trystan, Dylan & Peytan.
Stacey Snyder
  • Jun 15 2020
We love and will greatly miss you Aunt Franny. Our Deepest Sympathy, Neil, Stacey, Trystan, Dylan & Peytan
Joann Diesel
  • Jun 15 2020
So sorry for your loss Tony. You have held her hand for so long, I know how hard it was to let go. She was beautiful and memories will, forever, show her smile of love and a good life. Bless you and your family.
Claudia Phillips
  • Jun 19 2020
Sending my sincere sympathy to the family. I have such kind and dear memories of Frances and your family. Chrerish the memories.
Patrick Keally
  • Jun 25 2020
I met Mrs. Putorti through her husband and my wrestling coach at Peters Township High School and have always said that not only were they true leaders and teachers, they were just wonderful and kind people. Thank you for your kindness and may you rest in eternal peace.