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Frances Lee Fleischman, 81, of Downey, California, passed away on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 of cardiac failure. Born on March 24, 1930 in Lynwood, the daughter of Josephine and John Griffo, she is survived by her husband of 39 years, Larry Fleischman; sisters Ann Wilson of Hacienda Heights and Marry Griffo of Whittier; 3 Nieces and 5 Nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, Nick Griffo of Lakewood, CA and 3 Nephews.
A graduate of South Gate High School, Frances spent most of her working career as an Assembly Worker for the Continental Can Company and its successor company, Packaging of California, Inc. She was a resident of Downey at the time of her death.
Frances like to dance and liked the outdoors, especially with her large, extended family. She had no real hobbies but used her free time to be a caregiver and helper to anyone in her family that needed care. When her Mother became ill in her later years, Frances studied to become a Nurse’s Aide so that she would better able to help her Mother. She never said to anyone that asked for her help that she was too busy and always found a way to help them. She will be dearly missed by all that knew her.
Frances was noted for her compassion towards others and for personally mentoring to the needs of family members. A Celebration of Life will be held a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Donor’s charitable organization of choice.
Published: January 19, 2012 – Volume 10 – Issue 40