Official Obituary of

Frances (Pugliese) Polera

August 27, 1930 ~ December 14, 2023 (age 93) 93 Years Old

Frances Polera Obituary

Frances Polera 93, of West Harrison, NY passed away peacefully on December 14, 2023 surrounded by her loving family.  She was born and raised in Greenburgh to Matteo and Nicolona Catherine Pugliese.  Frances was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Vito, her two brothers, Michael and Joseph and her sister Antoinette Lagano.

She is survived by her sons Frank (Marian), James both of Ocala, Florida, her daughter Maria of West Harrison and her two grandchildren LoriAnn and Sean Polera, as well as many nieces and nephews.  She is also survived by her loving sister Domenica Lanni.  We cannot forget her beloved and loyal Shih Tzu, Cooper, who offered comfort, company and his unconditional love and smooches, as needed.

Blessed with many artistic talents she was an accomplished painter, sewer, knitter/crocheter and many other handicrafts.  Frances' pride and joy was her garden.  She was so proud to grow most of her vegetables from seed.  One year the fruits of her labor produced a 3lb. tomato!  An expert baker, she took great joy in sharing her Italian biscotti, homemade Danish, breads, etc. with family, friends and neighbors. An avid bowler, she bowled many years with the Ave Maria Guild League, priding herself on frequently hitting 200--Left-handed (southpaw!) The family would like to thank her loving and dedicated caregivers Luvia, Pamela and Maria for their compassion and support that they showed Frances and her family. 


Family and friends are invited to Pleasant Manor Funeral Home, Inc. 575 Columbus Avenue - Thornwood, New York 10594 on Monday, December 18, 2023 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM for visitation.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Frances at St. Anthony of Padua Church in West Harrison on Tuesday, December 19, 2023 at 10:00 AM.  Frances will be laid to rest alongside her beloved husband Vito who predeceased her in 2008 in their family plot at White Plains Rural Cemetery in White Plains after the funeral mass. 







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December 18, 2023

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Pleasant Manor Funeral Home, Inc.
575 Columbus Avenue
Thornwood, NY 10594

Mass of Christian Burial
December 19, 2023

10:00 AM
St. Anthony of Padua Church
85 Harrison Street
West Harrison, NY 10604

December 19, 2023

11:30 AM
White Plains Rural Cemetery, White Plains


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