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Frances (Dudiak) Kukowski

March 2, 1932 — August 22, 2018

Frances (Fran) Kukowski, 86, of Tarentum PA, passed away on August 22, 2018 in

Cabot, PA. She was born March 2, 1932 in Brackenridge, a daughter of the late

Peter and Mary (Ploszaj) Dudiak. Fran was a graduate of Har-Brack High School

and attended Robert Morris College and graduated with honors. Fran worked in

Accounting at Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corporation in Brackenridge, and later in

life as a proof reader for the Valley News Dispatch and as a customer service

associate for J.C. Penney in Fox Chapel. She was a long-standing member of Our

Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament R.C. Parish, and more recently attended St

Ladislaus Church in Natrona. Fran was past-President of the Ladies Guild of the

Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament R.C. Parish and a member of the Ladies

of Charity and the Resurrection Choir. She was also a past-Chaplin of the Natrona

American Legion Post 48 Ladies Auxiliary and was a Cursillo member since 2000.

Fran enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, weekly duplicate bridge,

euchre and poker competitions, traveling with her children and grandsons and

going on casino trips with her friends. Fran was preceded in death by her husband

of 51 years, Robert A. (Bubba) Kukowski and her sister Genevieve Dudiak. She

is survived by her siblings, Chester (Helen) Dudiak of Cabot and Steffie (Edward)

Barent of Tarentum, her children Mary Lynne Kukowski (Philadelphia), Judy

Kukowski (Philadelphia) and Rob Kukowski (Katy TX), three grandsons: Nathan

Kukowski (Atlanta GA), Ian Kukowski (New York NY) and Mason Kukowski

( New York NY) and a multitude of nieces, nephews, great nieces/nephews and

great-great nieces/nephews.

Friends will be received on Thursday from 6-8 PM and on Friday from 2-4, 6-8 PM in the Cicholski-Zidek Funeral Home, Inc., 1522 Carlisle St., Natrona Heights 724-224-8688, where a blessing service will be held on Saturday at 9:00 AM. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 9:30 AM in St. Ladislaus Church with her pastor the Rev. John B. Lendvai as celebrant. Entombment will be in Mt. Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Frances may be made to the Allegheny Valley Association of Churches, 1913 Freeport Road, Natrona Heights, Pa. 15065 for the Lighted Cross on the Hill or Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament R.C. Parish, 1526 Union Avenue, Natrona Heights, Pa. 15065. To send an online condolence please visit A Parish Vigil service will be held in the funeral home on Friday at 1:45 PM.

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Friday, August 24, 2018

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Starts at 9:30 am (Eastern time)

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