March 21, 1933 ~ October 13, 2020

Born in: Peoria, IL
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Patricia Ann Frank, 87, passed away Tuesday, October 13, 2020.

A native of Peoria, IL, Patricia was the daughter of the late Delmas and Frances Shea Richmond. She was also preceded in death by her loving husband, Joseph “Joe” Frank, who passed away earlier this year.

Patricia is survived by four sons, Beau Frank, Joe Frank (Ivonne), Tim Frank (Constanza) and Tad Frank (Chris Dahlquist), as well as eight grandchildren.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 AM on Monday, October 19, 2020 at St. Barnabas Roman Catholic Church with Father Adrian Porras officiating. A private burial will be held at Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery, where she will be interred with Joe. The Mass and the burial will both be livestreamed on Groce Funeral Home’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/grocefh).

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.

Services

Funeral Mass: October 19, 2020 10:30 am

St Barnabas Catholic Church
109 Crescent Hill Drive
Arden, NC 28704

828-252-3535

Burial:

Western Carolina State Veteran's Cemetery
962 Old US Hwy 70
Black Mountain, NC 28711

(828)669-0684

Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704

(828)687-3530
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

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  1. Dear family of Patti and Joe, I want to send my condolences to all of you. I have so many fond memories of your Mom and Dad. When we were both living in Naples we had so much fun. Your Dad and my husband, Dick, were great baseball buddies. We had the same interior decorator and shared many fun memories with RON and DANNY. I know they will be greatly missed. Loved them. Suzanne Bogard

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  2. Dear Tad, Time Joe and Beau,

    I am profoundly sorry at your loss of your wonderful Mom. May she rest in peace with Joe. My heart is with you all.

    Love to you all,

    Pat Franks

    Pat

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  3. Dear Frank “boys”, This is Kim Yordy Belser from Morton, Illinois. My parents, Jim and Willa Sue Yordy were dear friends of your darling mom and dad. My sisters and I have such sweet memories of you guys coming out to the farm when you were small and we thought your mama was just such a lovely, gracious lady…and your dad was such fun! Dad always referred to your dad as “Little Joe”. You had a really lively home growing up which we remember so happily. They both were incredibly proud of all of you. I spoke with your dad when our mama passed away January 28 and we tried again to contact him when dad joined her in heaven February 29 but were not able to touch base with him. Dad could hardly breathe without her and we know it was the same with your parents. Please know I send my warmest thoughts and our hearts are with yours.

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  4. Our sincere condolences to the Frank Family. We will keep you in our thoughts & prayers. May Pat rest in eternal peace. xoxo Cesar, Frances & Cesar Jr.

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  5. To the Frank boys & families – So saddened that now you have lost your mom as well as your dad. Comforting to know they are again together. 🙏✝️. It brings back once again happy memories of Joe & Patti – newlywed neighbors of Jim & me on Hanssler Court in Peoria so many years ago, in 1961. As I said when your dad passed away, I regret we did not keep in touch over the years, didn’t even meet you boys…. May God be with all of you & bless you with peace & many wonderful memories

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  6. Chip, Tim, Tad & Beau-I was fortunate to have had your mom in my life as a teacher, a mentor & most of all a special very dear friend. I will always cherish the fun wonderful times Amy & I spent with the Frank Family. Prayers & Love to all of you🙏🏻❤️

    Judy (Barlow) Finn

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  7. Chip, Tim, Tad & Beau-I was fortunate to have had your mom in my life as a teacher, a mentor and most of all a very special dear friend. Amy & I will always cherish the fun wonderful times we spent with the Frank Family. Prayers & Love to all of you.🙏🏻❤️

    Judy (Barlow) Finn

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  8. Dear Frank Family,
    When we moved into the house across from yours in 1981, Patty was one of our earliest memories there; and we cherish the years we spent as friends and neighbors after that. What a positive, loving, and giving person she was, under all circumstances.
    We send our love and condolences to you all.
    Much love, Parker, Ellen, Drew, Collin, and Annie McRae

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  9. Dear Frank Family,
    When we moved into the house across from yours in 1981, Patty was one of our earliest memories there; and we cherish the years we spent as friends and neighbors after that. What a positive, loving, and giving person she was, under all circumstances.
    We send our love and condolences to you all. Much love,

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  10. Dear Chip, Tim, Tad and Beau,

    And now Mom is gone too. I am so sorry. As I said before, Patty was SUCH a favorite. She was such a special lady and will never be forgotten. I’m happily remembering her special **feminine** living room in the house with so many boys.

    There is a happy reunion going on in heaven!

    Thanking of you,

    Susan Flora Fellerhoff

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  11. Beau, Joe, Tim and Tad-

    I am so sorry of the loss of your mother. She was a special person. Now the spirits of your mother and father are joined.

    Love,

    Lynn

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  12. So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. You all have our sympathy and our prayers! You buys stay close. “Family” means so much! Sincerely, Larry and Anna (Frank) Miller. Morton, il

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  13. Mrs. Frank was my teacher in high school at the Academy of Our Lady. She was such a neat lady and a wonderful teacher. My sympathy to her family.

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  14. A lovely teacher of mine at AOL. She was the cool teacher and inspirational. She made Shakespeare interesting. RIP, Mrs Frank.

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