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Official Obituary of

Frances Harris (nee D'Agostini)

August 29, 1939 ~ February 29, 2024 (age 84) 84 Years Old

Frances Harris (nee D'Agostini) Obituary

Frances (nee: D’Agostini) Harris peacefully passed away on February 29th, 2024, at the age of 84. Born on August 29, 1939, in Akron, Ohio, Frances was chosen from among hundreds to receive a scholarship to the University of Akron, where she pursued a degree in business. Prior to starting a family, she worked at Goodyear. After having her five children, she held positions at B&W, and Cedarwood Construction. In her retirement, Frances transitioned from being a frequent shopper to an employee at Hallmark.

She was a dedicated mother and a cherished grandmother, finding joy in spending time with her family and indulging her love for reading. Frances had a sweet tooth, often sharing her weakness for baked goods with her children and grandchildren. Renowned for her culinary skills, she was particularly famous for her Italian spaghetti and meatballs, as well as her homemade butter cookies. Always prepared for any situation, she carried a plethora of essentials in her purse, from Tylenol to nail clippers, napkins, and even scissors on one memorable occasion. Known for her boundless generosity, Frances would go to great lengths for her family.

Frances was preceded in death by her grandmother Flora, her parents Henrietta and Atillio, her sister Valentina, her brother John, and her son John. She is survived by her children Michael, Julie (Joseph), David (Catherine), and Joseph (Diane). She is also survived by her sisters Joanne (Paul) and Sylvia, and her nieces and nephews Jordan (Shayna), Alexandra (Ryan), Paul (Noelle), Tony, and Jennifer (Bill), as well as her grandchildren Matthew (Dezirae), Nicole (Robert), Lauren, Alexandra, Sophia, Ava, and Christian, and great-grandchildren Izaac, Gabriella, and Khloe.

The family will receive friends on Friday, April 5, 2024, at 10 a.m. at Fairlawn Lutheran Church, 3415 W. Market St, Fairlawn, followed by the service at 11.

All who knew Frances and wish to pay their respects are welcome to attend and join in celebrating her life.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation, 663 Thirteenth St., Suite 100, Oakland, CA, 94612 in Frances’ name.  (

The family would like to thank the nurses, doctors, and hospital staff in the critical care unit at Summa Akron City Hospital for their exceptional care and support during Frances’ time of need.

Services in care of The Billow Funeral Homes & Crematory, Fairlawn Chapel, 85 N Miller Road, Akron, OH  44333.

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Friends May Call
April 5, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Fairlawn Lutheran Church
3415 W. Market St.
Akron, OH 44333

Memorial Service
April 5, 2024

11:00 AM
Billow FAIRLAWN Chapel
85 N Miller Rd
Fairlawn, OH 44333


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