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Frances A. (Rafalko) Elko

November 13, 1929 ~ May 26, 2020 (age 90)


Frances A. Elko, 90, of Exeter passed into eternal life on Tuesday May 26, 2020.

Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Mahalski Rafalko.

Prior to her retirement, Frances had worked in the garment industry.

She was a former member of St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Church, Pittston.

Preceding her in death was her husband John in 2011 and her sister Dorothy Boyle.

Surviving are her sons: Joseph Elko, Forty Fort, and John and his wife Susan Elko, Exeter.

Grandchildren: John (Crystal), David, Erik ( Chelsea), Jacob, Jared and William Elko and great
grandchildren Natalia and Nicholas Elko.

Due to the current government regulations, funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Interment  will be held  at St. John's Cemetery, Schooley St., Exeter.
The Rev. Andrii Dumnych, will officiate.

Arrangements are in the care of Gubbiotti Funeral Home, LLC, 1030 Wyoming Ave. Exeter.

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The family would like to thank the Doctors and staff at Highland Manor Nursing Home, Exeter for the exceptional care given to their mother while she was there.

Memorial donations may be made in her memory to Meals on Wheels 59 S. Main St., Pittston, Pa. 18640

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