Seneca Falls: Frances J. Bruch, 97, of Seneca Falls, passed away on Friday, October 1, 2021 at the Homestead at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital in Penn Yan, NY. A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 11 AM at St. Patrick's Church, Seneca Falls. Interment to follow at St. Columbkille Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Seneca County House of Concern, 22 Locust St., Waterloo, NY 13165.
Frances was born in Italy, the daughter of the late Nunzio and Pasqualina (Galatone) Carello and came to Seneca Falls at the age of one. She was a very kind person who loved her family dearly. She was married to Fred Bruch Jr., who passed away in 2006. Before his passing, Fred had built Frances a screenhouse at their home, where she loved to entertain her family and friends almost every evening. She was an avid gardener who enjoyed being outdoors whenever possible. She enjoyed tending to her lawn and catching the occasional soap opera on TV. She enjoyed children and was especially known for babysitting all of the children in her neighborhood at one point or another.
She is survived by her children, Fred (Marie) Bruch III, Elizabeth (Steve) Becht, David (Donna) Bruch; five grandchildren, Heidi (Zac) Young, Matthew (Kristen) Becht, Heather Bruch, Rita (Chris Saunders) Wade, Alexandra (Ryan) Lyke; eight great-grandchildren, Haley, Evan, Camden, Kendall, Cooper, Mackenna, Lily, Aryn; three sisters, Nancy (Wally) Van Duyne, Amelia Furano, Theresa (Gene Emerick) Smith, as well as extended family and friends. In addition to her husband, Fred Jr., she is predeceased by two sisters, a brother, two half-sisters, and three half-brothers.
The family would like to thank everybody who was involved with Frances' care, including all the staff at The Homestead Unit 3, and especially to the activities staff who made Frances' time at the Homestead a pleasant one.
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Seneca County House of Concern
22 Locust Street, Waterloo NY 13165