Frances F. Blount, 94

Plainfield – Frances F. Blount, 94, passed away peacefully Monday, October 7, 2019 at home.

Born to the late Joseph and Mary Seylaz in Newark, Frances grew up in the city.   During World War II, she served in the hospitals in the USAAC Emergency Corps as a Private First Class. She married John R. Blount before settling in the home her late husband, John, and she built in Plainfield in 1951.

A final inspector for Elastic Stop Nut Company in Union, Frances also worked as a caregiver for Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church in Plainfield before retirement.  A natural caregiver, Frances enjoyed being with her daughter, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Frances enjoyed playing bingo, taking trips to Atlantic City and growing African violets in her home.  She also enjoyed attending Sage Elder Care and watching Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune nightly. 

Predeceased by her husband of 61 years, John R. Blount and numerous siblings; surviving are her daughter, Ellen Peterson and husband Matthew of South Plainfield; three grandchildren, Christine Krieger and husband Charles, Brian Peterson and partner Brian Dunn, and David Peterson and wife Erin Connor and two great grandchildren Joshua and Kaylee.

She will also be missed by her three sisters, Angelina Marino, Leorah Marino and Ruth Semenas; nieces, nephews and grand nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will begin on Friday, October 11, 2019 at 9AM in the McCriskin – Gustafson Home For Funerals, 2425 Plainfield Avenue South Plainfield NJ 07080 followed by a funeral mass in Sacred Heart RC Church at 10AM.

Entombment will follow in Hollywood Memorial Park, Union.

Family and friends may gather in the funeral home on Thursday from 2-4PM & 6-8PM.

In lieu and flowers, donations may be made to either St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, stjude.org, Smile Train, smiletrain.org or the American Heart, heart.org.

To leave condolences please see www.mccriskinfuneralhome.com.

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