Shelley Lorraine Swan Frisella

shelley frisella

November 3, 1958 ~ April 4, 2024

Born in: Dexter, ME
Resided in: Leicester, NC

Shelley Lorraine Swan Frisella, 65, passed away on Thursday, April 4, 2024.

A native of Dexter, ME, Shelley was a daughter of William Swan and the late Helen Wing Swan. In addition to her mother, she was also preceded in death by her brother, Billy Swan.

Shelley loved to travel, especially to Disney with the kids. Her favorite hobby was spending time with and talking to her family. She was always there for all of them when they needed her.

Mrs. Frisella is survived by her husband, Jim Frisella; children, Tasha Jones (Christopher), Jimmy Frisella, Jr. (Melissa), and Matthew Frisella (Emmy); her beloved grandchildren, Isabella, Adelynn and Daisy Jones, Gabriella Frisella, and Liam, Mason, and Amelia Frisella; siblings, Susan Hodges, Doris Pittman, Helene Powell, Pauline Harris, Tim Swan, and Glen Swan; and a large number of nieces and nephews.

Her family will receive friends beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, April 12, at the Groce Funeral Home chapel on Patton Ave. The funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. A livestream of the service will be broadcast on this page. Burial will then take place at Green Hills Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, her family asks that memorials be made to the American Heart Association.

Broadcast Date:

Groce Funeral Home Broadcast


Visitation: April 12, 2024 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


Funeral Service: April 12, 2024 2:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


Burial: April 12, 2024 3:00 pm

Green Hills Cemetery
25 New Leicester Hwy.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. I loved my aunt Shelley so much. It came as a huge shock, to be honest, i told my mom that isnt funny like it was a horrible joke being told. I can’t make it down there to honor her and be with family. Instead on Friday, I’m gonna wear a turtle neck a inside thing between me and her. I’m gonna miss you auntie

  2. I am so very sorry for your loss. I grew up with Shelly. I have many many memories of all the girls. Sending prayers and hugs to the family. So sad 😞

  3. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to the Frisella family. You have our deepest sympathies. Sending love and hugs to all. ❤️

  4. So sorry to hear the news of Shelly’s passing. Sending prayers & my condolences to you Jimmy & too your extended family as well.

  5. Losing someone as special as Aunt Shelly is never easy. To Uncle Jim, Tasha Jimmy, and Matthew, her beloved grandkids, I offer my sincerest condolences. May we all find solace in the cherished moments we shared with her.

  6. So sorry to hear about Shelly she was an outstanding person always there to help everyone She will be missed

  7. I’m so sorry to hear about Shellie.she will be surely missed. She was a great friend and sister in law ❤. I will miss you very much

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