February 10, 1921 ~ July 22, 2023
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.