Frances Faye Clese

March 18, 1914 - February 3, 2013

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Services:

 

A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 11:00 AM in the Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Paul McPherson officiating. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens.

Visitation:

 

The family will receive friends on Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Leonardtown, MD. 

 

Frances Faye Clese, 98, of Mechanicsville, MD formerly from Hyattsville, MD, passed away on February 3, 2013 in Callaway, MD.  Born on March 18, 1914 in Brooklyn, NY, she was the daughter of Juiseppe and Pasqua Tirolo Ceppo.  Faye was the loving wife of John A. Clese whom she married in Brooklyn, NY on June 11, 1933 and preceded her in death on July 30, 1987.  Frances is survived by her children; Frank Clese (Maria), of Bowie, MD, June Davis of TN, 6 grandchildren Bill (Maxann), Gina (Don), Denise (David), Donna (Tom), John, Shane, and 7 great grandchildren, and 5 great great grandchildren. Mrs. Clese is preceded in death by her siblings; Louis, Esther, Marguarite, and nephew Joey.  Faye moved to St. Mary’s County in the early 1960’s and worked as a Homemaker, life insurance sales, dress maker, and office assistant.  She enjoyed sewing, cooking, caring for her family, being with her friends, and loved and cared for her pet cat “Giovoni”.  The family will receive friends on Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 10:00 Am – 11:00 AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Leonardtown, MD.  A Funeral Service will follow at 11:00 A.M in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Paul McPherson officiating.  Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens Leonardtown, MD.  Contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary’s P.O. Box 299 Leonardtown, MD.  

Guestbook Signatures and Condolences

"Dear Frank, Maria, and Family, We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Faye (Nanny). She was a wonderful person, full of life and energy, and she will be greatly missed. With love and condolences."
- Mike, Amy, Spencer, Tommy, Stephen, and Eddie Pearson
- Posted: Saturday, February 9, 2013

"Dear MOM, "OH HOW YOU WILL BE MISSED!"I will cherish all of the MEMORIES we made. The lunches we shared at home and our restaurant on the water. The time you ask me to refill your wine glass 3 times, WOW!! ha ha. All I can remember is our constant laughter and how you welcomed me into your wide open arms whenever I came through the door. When we drove over to Shane's and picked out 'GIOVONI'.I'm so glad he brought you such JOY! Mom I know you are with our SAVIOR and your beloved John, "AND WITHOUT PAIN" The memories of our times together warm me through and through! I will keep your number in my cell phone, just as a token reminder.So when I scroll down and see your name 'MY HEART WILL SMILE AS I CAN HEAR YOU CALL MY NAME " RICH-CHEE" I LOVE YOU MOM LOVE FROM YOUR "OTHER" son Ritchie. P.S. Tell Pauly I miss him and LOVE him. "REST MOM REST" "
- Richy Bonoan
- Posted: Friday, February 8, 2013

"The memories with the endearing Nanny Clese will always be in our hearts."
- Helen,Steve,Jeff,Michael & Ken Krulik
- Posted: Friday, February 8, 2013

"When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory, becomes a treasure! I will always treasure the memories of you my friend. Your kindness and love shown to all will never be forgotten. That twinkle in your eyes and loving heart has touched many. I will miss your early morning calls. Most of all I will miss those big hugs and raspberry kisses! Rest in peace. Love Always"
- Mike Lacey
- Posted: Friday, February 8, 2013

"What a dear special lovely Nana you all were blessed with. I am thinking of each of you as you go through this sad time. But I am also rejoicing with you as you share all of your lovely memories of Nana. "
- Mary Owens
- Posted: Friday, February 8, 2013

"To the Clese Family; Please accept my sincere condolences on your loss. Ms. Clese was such a lovely person. I am so glad I got to know her at the nursing center. She was on the same floor as my father and I would pass her in the hall often and stop to chat. I know she will be greatly missed. I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers."
- Tina Nelson
- Posted: Thursday, February 7, 2013

"You are so lucky to have such a special mother and grandmother in your life for so long.My prayers and thoughts are with you and your families."
- Phyllis Stewart
- Posted: Thursday, February 7, 2013

"Grandmothers hold special places in our hearts. I know Faye was loved and cherished by her family. My thoughts and prayers are with you."
- Mary Quinn
- Posted: Thursday, February 7, 2013

"Frank, Marie and Family; Faye has been a dear friend of ours for many years. She will be sorely missed. Our daily phonecall sometimes multiplied to 3 or 4. She became a wonderful caregiver to Raymond in the nursing home making sure he did not miss a single Bingo game. What a blessing it was to know Faye, as she was a very caring friend. May the family find comfort in knowing that she is now at home with her Jesus. "
- Raymond and Ada Birch
- Posted: Wednesday, February 6, 2013

"Faye was the most grateful lady we've known. No matter what it was she received, whether time or assistance - she was ALWAYS overjoyed and so appreciative. We will miss her laughter and her stories, but especially her generosity toward others. She loved Jesus and served Him throughout her life. May the family find comfort in knowing how many people's lives she touched over the years - even in the nursing home the past few months. We will keep many wonderful memories of her in our hearts and are comforted to know she is finally with Jesus."
- Don and Cheryl Rogers
- Posted: Wednesday, February 6, 2013

"We have fond memories of a vibrant woman who loved life. Her presence put a smile on our faces and joy in your hearts. We are so happy and fortunate to have been members of her "Adopted Family". "
- Bob and Donna Nusser
- Posted: Wednesday, February 6, 2013

"The "Nussners" are so proud to have adopted Nanny into our family. She was a great lady - we will never forget her. "
- Bill & Diane Nusser
- Posted: Wednesday, February 6, 2013

"We have been blessed to have had you in our lives for the past forty plus years. Words cannot describe the love we have had in our hearts for you. Know that you will be missed and never forgotten. Jesus will keep you safe now. Rest in his arms. LOVE YOU."
- Leroy and Carolyn Jones
- Posted: Wednesday, February 6, 2013

"My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. I was happy to have met her at Gina's 50th birthday....She will always live in your hearts."
- Ellen Robinson
- Posted: Wednesday, February 6, 2013

"Dear Family, Your Family is in our prayers as you go through this sad time. Faye is in the arms of Jesus and no more pain!"
- Donna & Bob Palmer (Leonardtown Nazarene Church)
- Posted: Wednesday, February 6, 2013

"Daughter of Lillian Curtis. Very sorry to hear of Faye's passing. If mom is up to it, I'll be bringing her to the viewing and service. Faye is Home now - beautiful, healthy and young."
- Darlene Tipton
- Posted: Tuesday, February 5, 2013

"To the family and friends of Ms. Faye. We have been so blessed to have known her this past year. We are very grateful for the companionship she gave Susan's mom in the Nursing Home and for all of her prayers for all our family. She was a very special lady, whom we really enjoyed spending time with and listening to all of her story's. We know she is with our Lord and at peace at the side of Jesus. We feel so blessed to have known her and our prayers are with all of you."
- Billy and Susan Johnson
- Posted: Tuesday, February 5, 2013

"Faye was the most endearing, bright, lovely Italian sweetheart we've ever known. We will miss her, but we know that she is with Jesus and is very happy now. Our prayers are with her family and friends."
- Maggie and Bob LaDuca
- Posted: Tuesday, February 5, 2013