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Frances J. “Fran” (Foote) Pace

May 20, 1944 ~ September 18, 2020 (age 76)


Frances J. "Fran" (Foote) Pace, 76, of rural Benton (Sugarloaf Township), died Friday afternoon, September 18, 2020 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville where she had been a patient since Monday.

Born May 20, 1944 in Endicott, New York, she was a daughter of the late Glenn R. and Evelyn (Slater) Foote.  She and her husband, Lawrence A. "Larry" Pace, celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on August 23rd.

Fran attended schools in Wilkes-Barre and was later employed by Viking Products in Enfield, Connecticut, until her retirement.

She was of the Roman Catholic faith.  

Her hobbies included traveling, gardening and entertaining.  She enjoyed being a homemaker and was known for her cooking, baking and catering events with her home cooking.  She especially cherished the time that she spent with her children, grandchildren and her beloved pet, Bella.

Surviving, in addition to her loving husband, Larry, are her six children:  Judy Canouse (Judd), of Stillwater; Linda Keefer (Kevin), of Stillwater; Pattie Litzenberger (Doug Lang), of Benton; Joann Bousquet, of Windsor Locks, CT; Michelle Pace (Stacey), of Torrington, CT; Larry A. Pace, Jr., of Windsor Locks, CT; eight grandchildren:  Mary Jaffin, Ashley Bousquet, Jacob Evans, Kelsey Evans, Kyle Keefer, Samuel Bousquet, Bailey Bousquet and Lucas Rushlow; four great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

The last member of her immediate family, along with her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Glenn R. Foote, Jr. and by a sister, Grace E. Kester. 

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, September 24th, 2020 at 11 A. M. at the McMichael Funeral Home, Inc., 4394 Red Rock Road, Benton (State Route 487).  Father Olusola Adewole of Christ the King Catholic Church, Benton, will officiate.  Burial will be in Scott Cemetery, Huntington Mills.  A Viewing will be held Wednesday from 4 to 6 PM at McMichael's in Benton.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the Animal Resource Center, P. O. Box 439, Bloomsburg, PA  17815 or to a No-Kill Animal Shelter of your choice.  For online condolences or for additional information, please visit our website:

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September 23, 2020

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
McMichael Funeral Home, Inc.
4394 Red Rock Rd
Benton, PA 17814

Funeral Service
September 24, 2020

11:00 AM
McMichael Funeral Home
4394 Red Rock Road
Benton, PA 17814


Animal Resource Center (ARC) of Bloomsburg
P.O. Box 439, Bloomsburg PA 17815
Tel: 1-570-784-3669

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