Frances A. Seliste on November 8, 2017. She was 94. Daughter of the late Giuseppe & Maria Castagna she was born June 15,1923 in Brooklyn, NY.
Those who knew her best would recall her determined spirit and ability to endure and persevere as a woman and mother. She accepted her life and circumstance at a young age taking on her responsibility to give up childhood experiences for the realities of life. Be it her devotion to her family as a daughter, her children as a mother or an example of what a Country relies on to win the war effort she never shied from what life threw at her, she could always find a laugh or a joke and give someone a smile.
Devoted mother of Anne Cafiero along with her husband Thomas and Bruno Seliste with his wife Linda who cared for Frances as if she were her own mother. Beloved grandmother of Lisa, William and Jessica. Great Grandmother of Kara, Thomas and Tessa. Frances shared a special relationship with her niece Stephanie Ketchel – Dineen who also showed her great care all her life. She was predeceased in life by her eldest child Marie Seliste in 1993 & her sister Jean Ketchel in 2015.
Reposing Friday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9:00PM. Funeral Mass Saturday 9:45AM at St. Edmund R.C. Church. Interment to follow in the family plot at the Green-Wood Cemetery Brooklyn.