Dorothy Frison

Obituary of Dorothy Irene Frison

Port Allegany- Dorothy Irene (Miller) Frison, 87, of Port Allegany, died Tuesday (November 3, 2009) in the Sena Kean Manor, Smethport, following a lengthy illness.She was born Feb 22, 1922 in Bradford, a daughter of William and Mary Orpha Black Miller. On February 19, 1946, at Mt. Alton, PA, she married J.Robert "Bob" Frison, who died September 24, 2009.Mrs. Frison was a 1939 graduate of St. Bernard High School, Bradford, and attended Westbrook Academy, Olean, NY. After graduating from Westbrook, she was employed by W. R. Case & Sons Cutlery Co., Bradford, as a secretary until 1948, when she retired to dedicate herself to her family.She was a member of St.Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church, Port Allegany, and was a member of the St. Gabriel Catholic Womens Club for many years, where she served on various committees. She also served for a number of years as a den mother for Cub Scout Pack #561, Port Allegany, and was a member of the Friends of the S.W. Smith Library, participating in the Friends card series annually. She was an avid Bridge player, and she was also a long time member of the Democratic Women of Eastern McKean..She is survived byone daughter: Linda S. (Kim) Jackson of Port Allegany, PA three sons: Bradley J. (Connie) Frison of Vienna, VA; James R. (Debbie) Frison of Arlington, VA; W. Stephen (Mary Beth) Frison of Port Allegany, PA7 grandchildren; Valerie Jackson, Brent Jackson, Andrew Frison, Lori Frison, Scott Frison, Natalie Frison, and Rachel Frison; 2 great grandchildren; Ivy Kramer and Forrest Kramer one sister: Mary Lou Rich of Kane, PA, ne brother: A. Donald (Pauline) Miller of Knapp Creek, NY; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.In addition to her parents and husband of 63 years, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Ellen Frison, and a son, Bruce E. Frison.Visitation will be held on Friday Nov. 6, 2009 from 9:30-10:30am, at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 105 Main St., Port Allegany. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 am in St Gabriel's Church with the Rev. Charles R. Schmitt as celebrant. Burial will be in the St. Gabriel's Cemetery, Port Allegany.Memorials, if desired, can be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1128 State St., Suite 301, Erie, PA 16501; St. Gabriel's Catholic Church, 203 East Arnold Ave., Port Allegany, PA 16743; or Sena-Kean Manor Activities Dept., 17083 Rt. 6, Smethport, PA 16749. Online condolences can be made at are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc, Port Allegany.
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