Mary Alice Fransioli

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Mary Alice Fransioli

A Funeral Mass for Mary Alice Fransioli, 86, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 10, at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 2900 E. Main St. (corner of Route 64 and Kirk Road), St. Charles. Monsignor Robert B. Hoffman will officiate. Interment will be in Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 9, at Yurs Funeral Home, 405 E. Main St. (corner of Route 64 and Route 25), St. Charles. Born Aug. 18, 1918, to Harry and Mary Kennaley, she passed away Saturday, April 30, 2005. Alice was a red-headed Irish girl from Kansas City, Mo. who attended Loretto Academy in Kansas City, then St. Mary's College in South Bend, Ind. During World War II, she met and married V. Garvin Fransioli. She was active in Immaculate Conception Church in Elmhurst, local politics, and was a Cub Scout and Camp Fire Girl leader, bird watcher, and avid gardener. Alice worked for the Elmhurst Community Chest Charity for several years. After Garvin's death in 1978, she moved back to Kansas City where she volunteered at St. …