Frances Catherine Lattuca (“Frannie”)

Frances Catherine Lattuca (“Frannie”) - Rochester Cremation

Frannie passed away on October 2, 2023, aged 77; after a long illness. Predeceased by her parents, Michael and Adeline Lattuca (Lorelli), she leaves behind many loving family members and friends, including her son, Frank Robert Sanseri (Emma Barry); her sister, Cindy Lattuca Knope (Fran Knope); her granddaughter, Mare (formerly Piper) Sanseri; her roommate, friend, and caregiver, Evy Ann Heller; her niece, Sarah Knope (Jordan Bellanca); and her nephew, Matthew Knope (Jennie, Lilly, and Owen Knope); and many cousins.

Frannie was passionate about her family, and delighted in being a mom and grandmother. She was an eternal dreamer, a hopeful woman of the strongest character (definitely stubborn, like the rest of her family!), and an unwavering advocate for peace, love, and goodness in her life and the world. She loved good food, and especially her son’s cooking. She is already missed, but her legacy lives on in all of us who were supported, touched, and loved by her.

In place of a traditional wake and viewing hours, please join us for a memorial gathering and celebration of Fran’s life on Thursday, October 12, 2023 at 4pm at the Lakefront Lodge at Webster Park, Webster, NY.

People are welcome to arrive as early as 3pm.  Remarks and Eulogies will begin at 4pm, and a dinner buffet will begin at 5:30pm.

Then, please join us after dinner for Euchre, music, drinks, and memories. Dress is casual, and bright colors are encouraged (even tie-dyes!). Please come help us celebrate and say goodbye to our dear loved one.

In lieu of flowers, we respectfully ask for donations in her name and memory to one of the following causes she cared so much about: Pancreatic Cancer Action Network  and Foodlink .

13 Condolences

  1. Heidi Cordello on October 3, 2023 at 6:53 pm

    Frannie was such a lovely, kind, caring person. She promoted peace, inclusion and acceptance. I miss her cheery Good Morning posts on social media. May her beautiful memories sustain her family until they meet again. RIP Frannie.

  2. Melissa Lattuca on October 3, 2023 at 6:58 pm

    I remember the first time I met Frannie. It was at a family gathering (there were many) and I was brand new to the family. I knew no one. Frannie went out of her way to include me in all, including introducing me to a curly haired sweetheart named Frank – her son. She was a life saver. I will have fond memories of her always.

  3. Howard Beatty on October 3, 2023 at 7:19 pm

    God Bless Fran. RIP, a hero.of mine.

    • Kathy Manning on October 4, 2023 at 11:26 am

      Rest In Peace Frannie. A beautiful soul. Democrat and Chronicle days.

  4. Lou Gleason on October 3, 2023 at 7:47 pm

    RIP Fran. Always enjoyed visiting & laughing!

  5. Helen Hoffman on October 3, 2023 at 7:59 pm

    Sending sincere sympathy to the family and a hug to you, Cindy. So sorry.

  6. Angie Coville on October 3, 2023 at 8:25 pm

    She had such passion for the people she loved and the things she believed in. Always up for a good debate. I will remember the kindness she showed me. Rest in Peace Frannie.

  7. Diane Buscaglia on October 3, 2023 at 8:54 pm

    So many fond memories of theater experiences gone by. It is with great sadness that I write this condolence message. Fly high Frannie… Godspeed. May God hold you safe in his loving arms, from this day forward. I’m so very proud to say that I knew you. Love to the family and especially to Evy. Strength and continued courage during this difficult time.

  8. Deb Danielsen on October 3, 2023 at 10:49 pm

    Rest in peace dear Fran !

    • Jerry and Marilyn Gleason on October 4, 2023 at 11:50 am

      Our deepest sympathy to your family. Jerry has many fond memories of Fran and the fun they had. She will be missed. Love, Jerry and Marilyn Gleason

  9. Stephanie, Rich, and Lyla on October 4, 2023 at 8:34 pm

    Fran had a way of lighting up a room and making you smile. Her laughter was contagious, and she always made us feel welcome – as part of the family. She lived a full life surrounded by people who loved her just as much as she loved them. There was an extraordinary amount of goodness and warmth in her heart, and now we all carry this with us in our memories of her. My deepest condolences to family and friends, especially Frank, Emma, Mare, Evy, and Cindy. Much love to you all, and wishing you peace and rest through this difficult time.

  10. Nancy and Gary Korneliusen on October 11, 2023 at 7:24 pm

    Sending sympathy and prayers to Fran’s family and friends. Her love for all was so special. I know she will be missed. Peace be with her. 🙏❤️

  11. Alan Tanski on December 13, 2023 at 2:32 am

    Just found out about her. She was a great friend and we had great times with The Holy Family Theater. I will miss her.

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