Frances D. Grana


Frances D. Grana, age 98, passed away August 8, 2019 at O.L.P Nursing Care Residence. Born on June 18, 1921 in Niagara Falls, NY, she was the daughter of the late Theodore and Mamie (Archie) Grana.

Frances attended local schools and graduated from Niagara Falls High School in 1939. One of her first jobs was working with her father's produce business, T. Grana & Son, which celebrated 100 years of business this year. She also worked as a receptionist at Dr. Grana's and Dr. Whiteman's office for over 50 years.

Frances' greatest pleasure was spending time with her "Grana" family. She never forgot a birthday and the opportunity to sing to everyone on their special day. As her family grew, she meticulously kept a calendar up to date with all important events and celebrations with her family.
Frances is survived by her brothers, Dr. Anthony (Egla) Grana, D.D.S. and Julian (Annabelle) Grana, and was predeceased by her sister Concetta Radomski. She was the cherished aunt of Connie Blackburn, Lenore (Michael) Moore, Julie Ann, Karen, and Ted (Lorrie) Grana, Tina (Robin) Shoemaker, Diana (Jack) Christiana, Tom (Laura) and Jim Grana. Frances was an aunt to nine, great aunt to seventeen and great-great aunt to nineteen and "Aunt Frances" to hundreds of others who knew her. We have never known anyone prouder of her family and of her hometown Niagara Falls. We have been blessed beyond measure.

Frances' Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Thursday September 19, 2019 at 10AM at St. Raphael's Church, 3840 Macklem Ave. Niagara Falls, NY. Interment was held privately for the family at St. Joseph Cemetery. Frances's family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to "her favorites" of the 3 West Staff of O.L.P Nursing Care Residence for the excellent care given to her over the past 5 years. In lieu of flowers, donations in Frances' memory may be made to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements by M.J. COLUCCI & SON NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2730 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY 14304. Visit for online condolences.
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Anthony and Laney Scrufari
Aug 17, 2019
To the Grana family, we are so very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Phyllis Deweese
Aug 14, 2019
I first met Fran in the early 50"s when I worked as Dental Hygienist for Dr. Gray. Fran was always friendly, helpful and a joy to know. I'm glad we had several opportunities to visit and reminisce while she was at OLP. Her families loss is Heaven's gain. God Bless!
Aug 11, 2019
So sorry for your loss
Tommy DelZoppo
Aug 11, 2019
My heartfelt condolences to the Grana family on the passing of Frances.
I got to know her, as did many of Dr. Grana's patients, when we were young kids. May God Bless and watch over her.
Ruth Slepian
Aug 10, 2019
I met Frances 55 years ago when I started working for her brother, Dr. Anthony T. Grana. I learned to love her like her family did. She always called to sing to me on my birthday which was a day before hers. Frances was passionate about her family and could tell you about all of them. Iā€™m thankful David and I stopped at OLP to visit with her on our recent trip to WNY. Frances knee we loved her šŸ’•.