Frances Zahurak

Obituary of Frances Zahurak

Frances Zahurak, 87, of Poughkeepsie, NY passed away on January 10, 2023. She was born on September 1, 1935, in the Bronx, New York to the late Charles and the late Grace (Farruggio) Gaetani.

She retired as the Office Manager for Grand Union in Red Oaks Mill. Frances also was employed at Dorsey Gage as a secretary prior to her marriage.

Frances was born and raised in the Bronx and moved to Poughkeepsie in 1957 after getting married.

She was a member of St. Martin de Porres Church. She loved the NY Yankees. Frances was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and she will be missed by everyone who knew her. 

Frances was a great Italian cook and loved entertaining her family, who meant everything to her.

She was the wife of the late William Zahurak, who predeceased her in March of 2006. They were married on November 16, 1957, at Holy Rosary Church in the Bronx.

Frances is survived by her son and daughter-in-law William and Paula Zahurak of Pleasant Valley, New York, son and daughter-in-law Robert and Lisa Zahurak of Poughkeepsie, New York, daughter Joanne Zahurak of Poughkeepsie, New York, daughter and son-in-law Dianne and Brian Harrand of Pleasant Valley, New York, grandchildren Rebecca, William, Ashley, Robert, Andrew, Brandon, David and Jason. Frances was blessed to meet her great-grandchildren Rocco, Cole and Charlie. She is also survived by her twin sister Millie Sweeney and brother Charlie Gaetani. Frances was predeceased by her brother Frank Gaetani.

Calling hours will be on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home, 371 Hooker Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held January 18, 2023, at 9:30 AM from St. Martin de Porres Church, Cedar Valley Road, Poughkeepsie, NY, with entombment to follow at Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery.

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Calling Hours

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home
371 Hooker Ave.
Poughkeepsie, New York, United States

Mass of Christian Burial

9:30 am
Wednesday, January 18, 2023
St. Martin dePorres Church
Cedar Valley Road
Poughkeepsie, New York, United States


Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery
South Road
Poughkeepsie, New York, United States