Frances Sinapi

frances sinapi

February 10, 1921 ~ July 22, 2023

Born in: New York, NY
Resided in: Islandia, NY

After 102 wonderful years, Marie Frances (DeFabritus) Sinapi, known to her family as Frances passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 22, at the St. Catherine of Siena Nursing and Rehabilitation Care Center in Smithtown, NY. Frances was born in New York City on February 10, 1921, to Domenico and Elisabetta (Gelfu) DeFabritus and lived most of her adult life on Staten Island. She was married to Alfred “Freddie” Sinapi for 52 years until he passed away in 2007. Frances worked as a bookkeeper for Ziff Davis Publications for many years.

Frances loved to be around others and enjoyed a good party. She enjoyed dancing in her younger days as well as vacationing with her husband, Freddie. Although Frances and Freddie never had children of their own, she enjoyed spending time with her family whether in person or on the phone. She was loved by all who knew her.

Besides her husband, Freddie, Frances was predeceased by her sister Gloria Schiappa and her brother John “Jack” DeFabritus, and her brother-in-law Dominic Schiappa. She is survived by her sister-in-law Frances DeFabritus, her nieces Ginger Schiappa and Donna Binzer and her husband Howard, and her nephew Stephen Schiappa as well as several cousins and friends.

Visitation will be at The Branch Funeral Home, Smithtown on Friday, July 28, from 9 AM – 10 AM. Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 AM at St. Patrick’s Church, Smithtown, NY. Burial to follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Huntington, NY.


Visitation: July 28, 2023 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Branch Funeral Home Smithtown
190 E. Main St.

Mass: July 28, 2023 10:30 am

St. Patrick's R C Church Smithtown
280 E Main St


St. Patrick Cemetery (Huntington)
45 Huntington Road

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  1. Rest in Peace Dear Aunt Frances!

    I recall fondly the fun times we had together and the joy you and Uncle Freddie received while spending time with Catherine and my children. Even now as adults my kids remember those times. I also remember the fun we had when you visited my parents in New Paltz.

    I pray that you are dancing with Uncle Freddie among the stars and that we will be reunited one day in Heaven where there are no tears and no sorrow. Until then, you remain in my prayers.

    Your Loving Nephew,
    Michael Imperatrice

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