Alice "Suzanne" P. Frank , 85, was born November 9, 1931 in Mobile, Alabama and died in her home in Floral City, Florida on September 23, 2017 surrounded by her family.
Suzanne was born in a tent during the Great Depression, and often spoke of her memories during that time. Later her family moved to Pascagoula, Mississippi where Suzanne graduated from Our Lady of Victories Catholic Church and then attended nursing school in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, where she graduated as a nurse. Suzanne met her husband Phillip G. Frank, Sr., an Air Force Engineer, while performing with her sisters in a singing group. Suzanne was raised with music, and taught all of her children how to sing.
Suzanne moved to Florida with her Husband and raised their family. Before moving to Inverness, Suzanne and Phil attended St. Cecelia's Catholic Church, Clearwater, Florida where the children attended school. After the older children moved out and were married, Suzanne and Phil became foster parents for children in Largo, Florida. After moving to Inverness in 1972, Suzanne's family became members of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. A charitable woman, she helped with the Saint Vincent DePaul Pantry, sang in the choir and worked with the Respect Life Committee. Suzanne was a great Pro-life Advocate.
Suzanne worked for the Citrus County School board for many years, but her love of God and her family was always her first priority.
Suzanne was preceded in death by her husband, Phillip G. Frank, Sr., her parents, Joseph and Ivon Purdy, brothers: Joseph and Donald Purdy, sisters: Mary Christianson, Mitzi Hinman and Ann Chapman and grandson Joseph Anthony Uzar. Survivors include her sister, Jane Smythe of New Orleans, LA; her 5 children, Patricia Ann Frank (Lance) Uzar, Jane Frank (Floyd) Bedford, Phillip George (Debra) Frank, Joseph Purdy Frank, Richard Leonard (Karen) Frank; 29 grandchildren, Connie Giordano (Kevin) Peters, Leonard (Nicole) Giordano, Mark (Elizabeth) Smythe, Ralph (Mindy) Giordano, Johnathan Uzar, Tori Uzar (Tony) Rotondo, (Deceased)Joseph (Amber) Uzar, Andrew (Enza) Uzar, Veronica Uzar, Christina Uzar (David Bright), Peter (Abarie) Uzar, Sarah Bedford (Justin) Smith, Mary Bedford (Dann) Bramley, Michael (Leigh) Bedford, Suzanne Bedford (Jonathan) Austin, Matthew (Jasmine) Bedford, Denise Bedford Drake (Joe Spraitlin), Alicia Frank (Brian) Bourbeau, Nathan (Terri) Horton, John (Ashley) Frank, Theresa Frank (Cory) Neill, Richard (Angela) Frank, Monica Frank (Nathan) Jones, Jennifer Frank (Keith) Byers, Jacob Frank, Maria Frank (Josh) Van-Don, Elizabeth Frank, Katherine Frank, Nicholas Frank; and 54 great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at Heinz Funeral Home with a Vigil service beginning at 6:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 29, 2017 at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness. Burial will follow at Hills of Rest Cemetery in Floral City, FL. Heinz Funeral Home & Cremation, Inverness, FL.