Frances McCall

EAST PALESTINE — Frances McCall, 84, passed away Feb. 9, 2020 at Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville, Va., with family by her side.

She was born Nov. 28, 1935 in Thomas, W.Va., a daughter of the late Costantino and Carmela DelSignore Latanzio.

She had been a longtime resident of East Palestine. She was a 1953 graduate of New Waterford High School and a longtime member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. She worked as the parish Secretary for the church and also was employed as secretary for East Palestine Schools.

She is survived by her son Michael McCall of Charlottesville, Va.; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Thomas “Colonel” McCall, in March 2019, and a brother, Ralph Latanzio.

The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Linsley-Royal Funeral Home in East Palestine. A funeral mass will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes in East Palestine with the Rev. Christopher Cicero officiating. A private interment will follow at St. Mary’s cemetery in East Palestine.

Memorial contributions can be made in lieu of flowers to St. Jude Children’s Hospital 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

Linsley-Royal Funeral Home in East Palestine is in charge of arrangements.