Frances passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on August 14, 2020. She was born in Springfield, MA on May 10, 1927. She was the daughter to the late Andrea and Santina (Mure) Rizzo. She grew up in Springfield and was educated in the Springfield Public Schools. She married the late David Donald Deaton Sr. on June 28, 1947. They resided in Springfield, where their two children were born, moving in 1956 to West Springfield. She was employed at H. L. Handy's for 12 years and then at the United States Armory (Water Shops) for 3 years until they closed in 1968. She then worked for Hallmark Cards Inc for 30 years where she retired in 2002. Frances leaves her 2 beloved children, her son David D. Deaton Jr and his life partner, Mary-Ellen Stack of Westfield, MA and her daughter Donna L. (Deaton) Bressette of West Springfield, MA. She leaves behind her 2 brothers, Vincent Rizzo of West Springfield, MA, Andrew Rizzo of Leesburg, FL and 1 sister, Grace (Rizzo) Anderson of Bowdoin, ME. She was a beloved grandmother to her 5 beautiful granddaughters, Heather and her husband Steve Knierim of Manahawkin, NJ, Tara and her husband Bill Granger of Westfield, MA, Tanya and her significant other Scott Caney of Holyoke, MA, Crystal and her fiance Bill Lawler of Bloomfield, CT and Christine Twarowski of Chicopee, MA. She was a beloved great-grandmother to her cherished 6 great-grandchildren, Sarah Lynn Cola of West Springfield, Brian Anthony Cola of West Springfield, Arianna Jessica Granger of Westfield, Alyssa Julia Caney and McKenzie Rue Caney of Holyoke, and Braxton Chase Twarowski of Chicopee. She also leaves behind several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. A funeral home service will be held Saturday August 22 at 2 PM at the Toomey-O’Brien Funeral Home, 1043 Westfield St. ,West Springfield with calling hours from 12 - 2 PM.
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