Frances (Pudge) Christiano, age 96, passed away Friday, November 2, 2012, at Nathan Littauer Nursing Home. She was born June 30, 1916, in Gloversville, N.Y., the daughter of Antonio and Lucia Salino Christiano of Grumo Nevano, Italy.
Frances resided in Gloversville most of her life, until she moved to Pineview Commons in Johnstown N.Y. She was educated in the Gloversville school system, and employed locally in the glove making industry, with Crocetta Bros., and with J.M. Rubin & Sons. Her favorite pastimes were visiting the OTB parlor, shopping, and going out to dinner. She was a member St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church (Church of the Holy Sprit).
She was predeceased by her sisters, Theresa Viola, Angelina DiPalma, Sprenza Gibson, Mary VanAllen, and Anne Daniels; and her brothers, Peter, Louis, and Thomas Christiano. She is survived by her brother, Ernest Christiano of Gloversville; and several nephews and nieces.
There will be no funeral service or calling hours. Burial will be at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Johnstown, at the convenience of the family. Donations in her memory may be given to the American Heart Association (AHA). Arrangements are by the John W. Finocan Funeral Home Inc., 13 Prospect Ave., Gloversville, NY. Online condolences to the family may be made at www.finocanfh.com.