Frances J. Durbin

Nov. 7, 1948 – Sept. 24, 2020

Frances J. Durbin, 71, Duncansville, died Thursday at UPMC Altoona.

She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Rudolph E. and Martha M. (Fochler) Gey. On Aug. 23, 1969, she married William F. Durbin at St. Mary’s Church, Altoona.

Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Laura Bowser (Richard) of Lancaster; a son, Thomas Durbin (Joanna) of Boiling Springs; and three grandchildren: Ava and Sadie Bowser and Olivia Durbin.

She was preceded in death by two sisters: Margaret Caracciolo and Mary Ann Hauser.

Frances was a 1966 graduate of Bishop Guilfoyle High School. She was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Church, where she was a volunteer. She was also a member of Catholic Daughters of the Americas.

She enjoyed going to the YMCA, bike riding on the Rails to Trails, doing crossword and jigsaw puzzles, traveling and reading.

Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, at Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., Duncansville. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at St. Catherine of Siena Church, Duncansville. Entombment will take place at Calvary Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Daughters of the Americas.