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Frances E. (Cichanowicz) Hackenson, 90, of Mendon

Frances E. (Cichanowicz) Hackenson, 90, of Mendon passed away Tues. Nov. 29, 2016 in the Countryside Healthcare of Milford. She was the wife of the late William E. Hackenson, who died in 2014.

Mrs. Hackenson had been employed in the office at Bernat's Woolen in Uxbridge for many years. 

She was born, November 21, 1926 in Hopedale the daughter of the late Francis and Blanche (Lapa) Cichanowicz. She was a graduate of Hopedale High School, class of 1944.

Frances was a member of St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish of Upton, and the former St. Michael's Church of Mendon. She loved reading and enjoyed gardening and bird watching. She was also an active member of the Mendon Historical Society. Her life centered around her family; especially her great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her children; Donna M. and her husband Col. (ret.) Russell Peter of Alexandria, VA, Diane B. and her husband James Grant of Mendon, and William B. and his wife Elizabeth Hackenson of Great Falls, VA; 7 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. 

Visiting hours will be held Sunday, December 4, 2016 from 1-4 PM in the BUMA FUNERAL HOME, 101 North Main St. (Rt. 122), UXBRIDGE.

Funeral services will be Monday, December 5, 2016 at 9 AM from the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish, 151 Mendon St., Upton. 

Burial will follow at Swan Dale Cemetery, Mendon.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Taft Public Library, 29 North Ave., Mendon, MA 01756. www.bumafuneralhome.com