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Frances Elizabeth Greco

Posted By Hall-Wynne On May 14, 2019 @ 10:19 am In Durham,Obituaries | 6 Comments

Frances Elizabeth Greco died peacefully on April 23rd, 2019. Born in Thurmont, Maryland in 1934, she was the daughter of Thomas Fred and Pauline Virginia Firor. She moved to Chapel Hill, North Carolina in 1978.
She enjoyed relaxing on her deck while watching the birds and she never missed her beloved Tarheels play basketball.  She is remembered for her gorgeous blue eyes, the lilt of her laugh, her loving smile and great sense of humor.
Frances’ kindheartedness, caring and love touched everyone who was fortunate to meet her. To say she had a giving spirit would not do her justice. She felt it was so important to help those less fortunate, and always looked for the good in everyone she met.  By giving to Charities and Non-Profit Organizations and volunteering in her community, she truly wished to help make others’ lives better.
Frances is survived by her three children, Laura Ann Greco of Decatur, Ga., Thomas Anthony Greco and wife Lisa of Carrboro, NC, and Michael Dominic Greco of Seattle; her nieces Mary Craca and Kathleen Maris, and nephews Thomas Whipp and David Whipp, all of Maryland.  She will also be missed by her many friends in Chapel Hill.
Frances will be laid to rest at ‘Our lady of Mt. Carmel” church in Thurmont, Md., alongside her mother, father, brother John and sister Theresa. In lieu of flowers, Frances asks:
“If, by chance, you wish to remember me, do it with a kind deed or a word to someone who needs you.  If you do what i asked, I will live forever.”
The Greco family is under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service.

Condolences for the family of “Frances Elizabeth Greco”

Condolence from Charlotte McFall on May 15th, 2019 12:03 pm

Laura, Tony, and Michael,

I just became aware of Fran’s death. I am so sorry for your loss.

I was often touched by h er kindness and good humor.


May 15

Condolence from Eddie Roberts on May 16th, 2019 11:59 am

Laura, Tony, and Michael

I am so very sorry for your loss. I found your mother to be a beautiful lady with a wonderful spirit and soul. We all will miss her in so many ways, but I know that she will continue to live in our hearts. You were blessed to have her in your life as we all are blessed to have known her.


Condolence from Bob and Joann Yow on May 16th, 2019 12:23 pm

We were so sorry to hear of Fran’s death. We have many pleasant memories of our time serving in the Air Force in Germany . Our prayers and condolences are sent to you and the children. You have our love.

Condolence from Jeff Brown on May 16th, 2019 1:38 pm

Tony, my sympathies to you and your family. Such a hard experience. The obituary is a wonderful tribute that recognizes your loss and the loss of the community. Take extra care.

Condolence from Hugh Rocks on May 28th, 2019 5:25 pm

George, The Norbertines will keep Frances in their daily Masses for one year.We extend our sympathy to you and your family.

Condolence from Linda Nelson on June 1st, 2019 11:42 pm

To the Greco Children:

I was very sorry to read that Fran had passed away! She was a wonderful friend whom I really enjoyed visiting, when I came to Chapel Hill. Would love to hear from one of you!

Linda Nelson

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