FRANKLIN - Elizabeth M.
(nee DeSimone) Age 90, of Arden, NC, and formerly of North Tonawanda, NY, Friday, January 26, 2018; beloved wife of 61 years of the late Gerald P. Franklin; mother of Thomas (late Elena) Franklin, Gary (Mary Anne) Franklin, and Donna (Jerry) Ashe, sister of Dorothy (late Bill) Riggs, Carol (late Samuel) DePaolo, and the late Henry (late Alice) DeSimone and Jane Adams; also survived by five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. There will be no prior visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, June 29, at 9:30 AM at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, 37 Center St. in North Tonawanda, NY. Friends invited. A private inurnment will be in Epiphany Chapel Mausoleum at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Tonawanda. Arrangements by JOHN O. ROTH FUNERAL HOME, INC., Tonawanda.