Frances Passalacqua Graebner, 61, of Mountainside, died Friday June 17, 2016, at Overlook Medical Center, Summit, NJ. Born in New York, NY, Fran had been a surgical care nurse at St. Vincent Hospital in New York, and later at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ. She later became a stay at home mom, caring for her two daughters, then later her parents, and husband. Prior to living in Mountainside, she and her family lived in Short Hills, NJ. She was a caregiver to many, and enjoyed hosting and entertaining at home. Fran also enjoyed cooking, gardening. She made time to travel, especially to Italy and Russia. Fran is the beloved wife of John E. Graebner, devoted mother of Samantha and Allison Graebner, and dear sister of Jayne Greeco, and Dawn Lee Williamson (Scott).
The family is planning to observe Shiva from Sunday June 19th through Tuesday June 21st from 2:00-9:00PM. Arrangements by Gray Funeral Directors, Westfield, NJ. Please go to www.grayfuneralhomes.com to offer on line condolences.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Parkinson's Disease Foundation, St. Jude's Children's Hospital, or Planned Parenthood.