Former Area Business Owner Yvonne Ann “Sissy” Franzoni Passes Away

Yvonne Ann “Sissy” Franzoni, 76, of Weedville, PA, died Sunday, August 11, 2019, at her home.

Born on November 5, 1942, in Baumertown, PA, she was the daughter of Angelo & Ann (Mowrey) Uberti. Her father preceded her in death and her mother survives and lives in DuBois, PA.

On November 20, 1965, she married her husband of 53 years, Rico Franzoni, Jr. He survives.

She, along with her husband Rico, owned and operated Rico’s Big Trout Inn, Valley Laundromat, Rico’s Restaurant, Elk Back Bar, and Rico’s Bar. Previous to that she had worked 16 years at GTE Sylvania in St. Marys, PA.

Sissy was a lifelong valley resident, a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church and the Bennett’s Valley Senior Center. She loved to travel to Florida, go shopping, watch her favorite basketball player Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors, and most of all, attending her grandkids activities. She was also an Elvis Presley enthusiast.

She is survived by two daughters; (Rhonda M. Glass & her husband Rick of Weedville, PA and Renee A. Bogle & her husband George of St. Marys, PA), one brother (Don Uberti & his wife Diana of Hollywood, PA) one sister-in-law (Linda Uberti of Penfield, PA), four grandchildren;(Jordan & Justin Riccadonna and Robbie & Rachel Glass) and one great-grandchild (Aria Riccadonna).

She was preceded in death by one brother (Ronald “Pete” Uberti).

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 13, 2019, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. from the Baronick Funeral Home and Crematorium, Inc. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. from St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Force with Fr. Mark Mastrian as celebrant.

Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Force, PA.

Memorials may be made to Hahne Cancer Center, 100 Hospital Avenue, DuBois, PA 15801 and/or St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 17764 Bennetts Valley Highway, Force, PA 15841.

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