Frances R. Barbosa
Frances R. "Frankie" Barbosa, 87, of Danville, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, at Geisinger Hospice at Maria Hall in Danville.

She was born Nov. 15, 1931, in Danville, a daughter of the late Walter Reichen and Anna Mary (Shultz) Reichen Bailey. She was married to Modesto "Tito" Barbosa who preceded her in death on July 19, 1981.

She graduated from Danville High School in 1948 and remained active monthly with Club 48 lunches which she looked forward to. She graduated from Penn State University in 1952 with a bachelor's degree in home economics.

Frankie committed her entire professional career as a Registered Dietician, retiring in 1992 as head dietician of Sunbury Hospital.

She was a member of St. Paul's Emmanuel Methodist Church, Danville.

Frankie thoroughly enjoyed crossword puzzles, was a Hummel collector and was known for her handknitted Christmas stockings which were made in the footsteps of her mother. An alumnus of Penn State she was an avid fan of the Nittany Lions.

She had a kind heart and patient disposition throughout her life. Her gentleness and intelligence will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Frankie will be remembered as the "Hub" of her family whom she loved dearly.

Those left to cherish Frankie's memory include her five children, Maria Barbosa Miller, Martha Barbosa Falton, Anna Barbosa, Michael "Willie" Barbosa and his wife Tammy and Frances Barbosa Welch. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. One brother, Cameron Reichen also survives.

Family and friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. today, Oct. 31, at VIsneski Funeral Home, Inc., 42 W. Mahoning St., Danville, followed by a celebration of Frankie's life at 11 a.m. with Pastor Greg Molter officiating.

Burial will follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Geisinger Hospice, 410 Glenn Ave., Suite 200, Bloomsburg, PA 17815.
Published on October 29, 2019


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Brenda Shalongo
Nov 06, 2019
I wanted to express my deepest sympathy on the loss of Mrs Barbosa. Her children are a true testament as to what a wonderful person she was. You can see her kindness and respect in her children and grand children whom I'm sure will miss her dearly. May she be comforted in the arms of angels and have everlasting peace. God bless you all.
Oct 29, 2019
Expressing my condolences on your loss. ‘Mimi’ was the backbone to the family. She deserves every respect & loving thought given in these messages. I always felt an invitation of comfort whenever I visited Mimi’s home. Her presence will be greatly missed. May peace be with you all in this transition.