Frances Joan Narducci
Frances Joan Narducci
  • June 24, 1934 - August 12, 2017
  • Annapolis, Maryland

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Frances J. Narducci died peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, August 12th, 2017. Frances was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and a true and loyal friend. A devout Catholic, she cherished her faith everyday of her life. She lived life with a loving and generous spirit and a warm kindness towards everyone she met. Frances was a parishioner at St. Paul’s, R.C. in Ramsey, NJ for 45 years.

Born in Union City, NJ on June 24, 1934, Frances was the fourth and youngest daughter of Dr. Francis A. Campana and Mary A. Campana. A graduate of St. Michael’s High School, she attended Katharine Gibbs in New York City. Frances worked as an executive secretary in the corporate offices for Corning and Ladies Home Journal Magazine.

In 1955, Frances married William A. Narducci of Union City, NJ. During his service with the U.S. Army in Stuttgart, Germany, they were married overseas and began their life together traveling throughout Europe for one glorious year she would never forget. Frances had an active parish life at St. Anastasia, Teaneck, NJ and St. Paul’s, Ramsey, NJ, where she taught CCD and belonged to the Catholic Women’s League and Catholic Daughters.

During her 45 years living in Ramsey, she loved the Ramsey Golf and Country Club and The Ramsey Library. Civic minded, she volunteered at all Ramsey Schools and served as PTO President at Ramsey High. She served and volunteered at any opportunity she could supporting her family and community. Frances is preceded in death by her parents, Dr. Francis A. and Mary A. Campana, her sister Lisette A. Crecca and her husband Michael Crecca, her sister Maryanne Broderick, and her brother-in law, Elmo Cauda. She is survived by her husband, William A. Narducci and her children: Maryanne and Steve Means of Annapolis, Maryland and children, Erika and BJ Block of Bellingham, WA, Stephanie and Arnel Kasmally of Greenwich, CT and Alexandra and Nino Cardinale of Florence, Italy, Lise Narducci of Philadelphia, PA, Michele and Bob Novak of Ramsey, NJ and children Sarah, Katie and Robbie, William A. Narducci Jr. of Los Angeles, CA. Also surviving is her cherished sister Irene Cauda, and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends she loved.

A funeral Mass and celebration of her life will be held at St. Mary’s Church, 109 Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis, Maryland Wednesday, August 16th at 10:30 am. Inurnment at Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington, NJ will take place at a later date to be determined.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles whom she shared a devotion to a life of prayer, a deep love for Jesus in the Holy Eucharist, and a devotion to the Blessed Mother. Donations can be made in honor of Frances J. Narducci to the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles, 920 East Alhambra Road Alhambra, California 91801.