Julia (Sewak) Francowic

August 9, 1924 ~ October 20, 2023 (age 99) 99 Years Old

Julia Francowic Obituary

Julia Sewak Francowic, 99, of Monessen, PA, passed away peacefully early Friday, October 20, 2023 after a beautiful evening surrounded by her children and family. Julia was born on August 9, 1924 to the late Mitro and Julianna Sewak in Donora, PA. Sister to Anne Feher Kurilko, Helen Vagnoni, Mary Beresh, Pauline Ellsworth, Verna Kovalak and Frank Sewak, who preceded her in death. During her lifetime, she was a member of the Monessen Hilltop Fireman’s Ladies Auxiliary #2, Monessen Parent Football, and Epiphany of Our Lord Catholic Church in Monessen. She enjoyed dancing, walking, and sitting in her backyard. Julia loved all animals, especially her dogs Cody, Stoney and Barney. 

Julia was the wife of the late Edward A. Francowic and loving mother to ten children - Edward (Patti) Francowic of Monessen, Deborah (Richard) Spadafore of Charleroi, Richard (Gail) Francowic of Greensburg, David (Carol) Francowic of Charles Town, WV, Rosemary Francowic Spaw of Monessen, Diane (Tony) Organ of Monessen, Michael (Michelle) Francowic of Monessen, Sharon (Dennis) Balsano of Dubois, Robert Francowic of Monessen, and bereaved infant daughter Julia Francowic. 

Julia dedicated her life to her children, supporting them unconditionally and celebrating their dreams and accomplishments. She embraced new spouses and cherished the families they created. Julia was proud to be everyone’s mother. 

Julia was the beloved grandmother of 15 grandchildren - Kristin, Jennifer, David, Edward, Jeffrey, Matthew, Julieann, Christopher, Keri, Matthew, Sarah, Megan, Jacob, Nathan, and Shawn; and 15 great-grandchildren. 

A private service was held to honor Julia’s life. Interment was next to her husband in St. Hyacinth's Cemetery

Julia’s family would like to express heartfelt gratitude to Amedisys Hospice Care, DON Services, and Rev. Michael Crookston for their supportive and compassionate care. 

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