Frances C. Ramey


Francis (Donise) Ramey, 93, of Danbury, wife of the late Harry J. Ramey, died on Friday, June 13, 2014 at Genesis-Glen Hill, Danbury.

Mrs. Ramey was born in Sicily, Italy, April 27, 1923, daughter of Aurelio and Rosaria (Giarratano) Donise. She came to the United States in 1926, first settling in Pennsylvania.

She attended Oliphant, PA schools and graduated from Oliphant High School in the Class of 1939.

Mrs. Ramey came to Danbury in 1940 for a brief Connecticut vacation when she met her future husband, Harry. She never made it back to Pennsylvania.

A retired employee of the Barden Corporation, she was employed with Barden for thirty years from 1953 to her retirement in 1983, Mrs. Ramey was a member of St. Anthony Maronite Catholic Church of Danbury.

Mrs. Ramey is survived by two sons, Dennis Ramey and his wife, Michelle and Wayne Ramey and his wife, Joanne; four grandchildren, Michael, Darryl, Stephen and Christopher and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Ramey was predeceased by a sister, Carmela Alibro and John Donise.

The Liturgy of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 10 AM in St. Anthony Maronite Catholic Church, 17 Granville Ave., Danbury with the Rev. Naji J. Kiwan, Pastor, officiating.

Interment will follow in St. Peter Cemetery, Danbury.

The family will receive friends at St. Anthony Maronite Church on Tuesday from 8:45 AM to 9:45 AM.

Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury is in charge of arrangements.

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