She was born on November 13, 1928, in Bradford, a daughter of the late Nate and Margaret Perrine Frederico.
She was a 1946 graduate of the Bradford Area High School.
On February 20, 1954, in the St. Bernard Catholic Church she married Dominic A. Cercone, who preceded her in death on May 6, 2003.
She was a member of the St. Bernard Catholic Church and a loving and devoted mother and grandmother.
She was a secretary for various local businesses. She was employed by the former Corning Glass Works, Bradford and KOA Speer Electronics, Inc. for a majority of her life.
She is survived by one son, Dominic (Patti) Cercone, Jr., Bradford, two daughters, Angela Eschrich, Bradford and Tracy (Rich Homan) Cercone, Salamanca, NY, one sister, Rose Hvizdzak, Bradford, seven grandchildren, David (Jamie) Cercone, Jamestown, NY, Jordan (Freya) Cercone, Sam Cercone, Ashley Eschrich, Max Cercone, Stephen McNinch, Cathy Jo McNinch, all of Bradford, two great-grandchildren, Briar and Kane Cercone, both of Jamestown and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Dominic Cercone, Sr., she was also preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.
The family will receive friends from 9:00 until 10:00 AM on Wednesday, August 21, 2013, at the St. Bernard Catholic Church at which time a Mass of Christian Burial will be held with the Rev. Raymond Gramata as celebrant.
Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family has asked that memorial contributions in her memory be made to the Cercone Frantz Family Scholarship at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, 300 Campus Drive, Bradford, PA 16701.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc.
Online Condolences can be expressed at www.maschofuneral.com.