Violet's Story

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Violet R. Bryan, 98, of New Castle passed away the evening of Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, at UPMC Jameson Hospital.
Born April 21, 1919, in Youngstown, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Verbon Frankovich.
Violet graduated from New Castle High School.
She went onto work at the Continental Packing Company, where she retired.
She enjoyed her life to the fullest. She was crowned Labor Day Queen in 1937. She loved watching Mass on television and listening to Polkas on Sunday.
Violet loved watching the Pittsburgh Steelers play football, and she never missed a game.
She was a member of Mary, Mother of Hope Parish in New Castle.
Violet is survived by a son, Ronald (Elaine) Bryan with whom she resided with in New Castle; her brother, Joseph Frankovich of New Castle; nephew, Joe Frankovich Jr. of New Castle; niece, Kim Gwin of Bessemer; three grandchildren, Shelley Wickline, Lisa and Chad Gaiser; and two great-grandchildren, Alex and Dylan Wickline.
Violet was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Clara Gettings.
The family will be forever thankful to the Rehab Unit at UPMC Jameson Hospital for taking such loving and great care of their mother. You were all so special to her.
Private visitation and blessing service will be held by the family at their convenience.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the R. Cunningham Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 2429 Wilmington Road, New Castle.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.cunning-hamfh.com.
Published on January 30, 2018
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