Frances M. Reitz Cashore Donofrio, age 74, resident of Waterford, died Friday, September 19, 2014 at Saint Vincent Health Center after an illness of almost a year. She was born in New Salem, PA on May 21, 1940, the daughter of the late Helen K. Reitz.

Donofrio, Frances M. Reitz CashoreFrances was a longtime employee of Presque Isle Plastics until their closing, and then worked for Van de Kamps until she became disabled. She enjoyed reading, crocheting and crafts, and playing piano at her church, St. Marks Lutheran in Waterford, where she was active helping others. Frances also organized the Thrivent Chapter at St. Marks. She loved her family and cherished the time spent with her grandchildren and great-granddaughter.

Those that preceded her in death include her first husband Kenneth Cashore, an infant son Brian Michael Cashore, and a step-daughter Pauline Donofrio.

Survivors include her husband Howard Donofrio; son Craig Cashore of Summit Township; daughter Tammy Weary (husband Ronald Sr.) of Waterford; and step-children, Jeff Donofrio and wife, Dennis Donofrio, Dianna Stockton, and Kevin Donofrio (wife Katrina), all of Florida. Additional family members include her brother John Reitz (wife Linda) of Erie; grandchildren Trina Kelly (husband Geoff) and Ronald Weary Jr.; one great-granddaughter Brookelynn; several step-grandchildren including Josh Miller of Waterford; several step-great-grandchildren; niece and nephew Ashley and Zachary Reitz; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family at Van Matre Funeral Home, 105 Walnut Street, Waterford on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and are invited to the funeral service there on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Albert Gesler Jr. will officiate.

Memorial donations are encouraged to be made to St. Marks Lutheran Church or directly to the family.