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Frances "Fran" Laudato, 82, of Boca Raton, FL, passed away May 12, 2019. She is survived by her loving children; Chris (Hope), Vinny (Liz), Mia Laudato (Randy), brothers; Florestano (Rose) Gentile, Frank (Ernesta) Gentile, 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. She was born in Italy, was the youngest of 10 children, and the only daughter. Fran was very involved in her church. She was a member of the ACCW at Ascension Catholic Church, Lady of Grace and a faithful follower of EWTN as well as a member of the Italian-American Club. Fran enjoyed many things including spending quality time with family and friends, cooking, cleaning, bowling, bocce ball and going to the beach. She was the matriarch of a large loving family. Fran was a strong, spiritual, loving, giving, caring, supportive and devoted Mother, Nona, Sister, Aunt and Friend. She was the most selfless, generous and forgiving person. Fran was always there for everyone to listen, offer wise advice, make you laugh and pray for you. She never knew a stranger and was a champion of the underdog. Her family and friends often described her as a “saint”.
Family will receive friends, Friday, May 17, 2019, 4-8pm at the funeral home. A funeral mass will be celebrated Saturday, May 18, 2019, 1pm at Ascension Catholic Church. Burial will follow at the Boca Raton Mausoleum.
In lieu of flowers, Donations may be made in her memory to ETWN: Eternal Television World Network (donations.etwn.com) or Special Olympics (specialolympics.org or 1 (800) 380-3071)
Professional arrangements by:
Gary Panoch Funeral Home
6140 N. Federal Highway
Boca Raton, FL 33487