In Memory of

Fran Picco


Friday March 1st, 2019 from 2-4 & 6-8pm.


Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. James Church Colgan (2118 Adjala Tecumseth Townline) on Saturday March 2, 2019 at 12pm.

Picco: Frances Constance “Fran”
Peacefully at Matthews House Hospice, Alliston on Monday February 25th, 2019. Fran (O’Brien) in her 86th year, beloved wife of the late Ron Picco. Loving mother of John Patrick Picco, Thérèse Picco (Enrico Basco), Kathryn Picco (Larry McKeown), and the late Constance Picco. Loving Grandmother of Patrick and Benjamin Basco, Sadly missed by her in-laws: Imelda Zeagman (the late Paul), George Picco (Daisy). Dear sister-in-law of Angela Picco, Lillian Picco, and Mary Picco. Forever in the hearts of all her extended family and friends.
The family would like to thank Matthews House Hospice Alliston for all their care and compassion.
The family will receive friends at Rod Abrams Funeral Home 1666 Tottenham Rd., Tottenham, 905-936-3477 on Friday March 1st 2019 from 2-4 & 6-8pm. Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. James Church Colgan on Saturday March 2, 2019 at 12pm. In memory of Fran donations to Matthews House Hospice would be appreciated by the family.

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Memorial Tribute

“Fran Picco”
  1. sandra meszaros wrote:

    So sorry to hear of your loss Kathryn. Please let us know if there is anything you need during this time. Love Sandra, Kelly + H

  2. Kathy &alex ozog wrote:

    To a great friend and neighbor, may you rest in God and peace and join Ron in paradise. Until we all meet again. ❤️ love always kathy and alex ozog

  3. Cindy Picco wrote:

    What a beautiful smile. I`m sure you will all miss her and her smile greatly.

  4. Carol Bennett wrote:

    Kathryn, Chris and I are truly sorry to hear about your mom. We’re thinking of you as you and your family remember and celebrate her. With love and condolences, Carol

  5. Ted O’Leary & Wendy wrote:

    John, Thérèse and Kathryn you are in our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time. I have many fond memories of your mom’s smile and cheerful nature when we were kids in Colgan. She had the voice of an angel and they have just added a new member! Sorry we are out of town at this time.

  6. Mary & Bruce Warren wrote:

    So very sorry to hear of Aunt Fran’s passing, thinking of all of you at this time,sending our love and heartfelt condolences as you say good bye to your beautiful mother.

  7. Bob and Marg Milligan wrote:

    We were very sorry to hear of Fran’s passing. She was a lovely, kind lady
    She will be missed by all. We are thinking of you and your family at this time.

  8. Cris Lain wrote:

    Fran, we were blessed with having you in our lives. Your smile and witty conversations will be missed. RIP with Ron in heaven. We keep you in our prayers and ask to give the Picco family strength.

  9. Sandra Carpenter wrote:

    May the happiest memories biring each of you comfort in the coming days. Thinking of all of you at this time. May Aunt Fran Rest In Peace.

  10. Heather Ross wrote:

    Kathryn and family, my deepest sympathy on the passing of your mother. May she rest in peace.

  11. Mary-Lou And Ed Osborne wrote:

    Our deepest condolences. Fran had a beautiful soul, a kind heart and a lovely sense of humour. May she be at peace.

  12. Bonnie and Ken Pratt wrote:

    John, Therese and Kathryn we are so sorry for the loss of your mom. Mrs Picco was always special to me and would remind me constantly in the early years that I was to look after her John. She was so proud of here children for each of your very special talents in very diverse jobs. She was happy when she had a visitor from back home from Ottawa or There was a new show debuted at the Theatre or John constantly looking after her and your dad and thought enough of them to stay around. Life has been a little harder for her these last few years but her and Ron will be looking down from heaven watching over her precious grandchildren and children. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love to all.

  13. MRS. TEODORA S. LA MADRID,ofs wrote:

    Dear Kathryn and family,
    We will remember your Mom Frances with her cheerfulness and lovely voice! She loved the weekend retreat at Marylake, King City.
    She is at peace with God and joined your Dad Ron in heaven!
    Blessings of peace!
    Teodora S. La Madrid,ofs

  14. Carol Gleeson wrote:

    My deepest sympathy, Therese, on the loss of your mom. May she R.I.P.

  15. Lori Scheffel and Marc Couture wrote:

    Dear John and Thérèse, our sincere condolences on the loss of your lovely Mother. We know how much you treasured her and the huge amount of love you share as a family.

  16. Martina Keogh wrote:

    Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of a wonderful mother, and grandmother! Fran, Ron and family were our wonderful neighbours in Colgan, and I cherish those memories! Unfortunately, I am away and will not be able to attend the wake or Mass.

  17. Murray & Debbie Foerter wrote:

    So very sorry for your loss our condolences to the Picco family.

  18. Mike and Anne Sledz wrote:

    Our condolences on the loss of your mother. Fran decorated the hall at our wedding (way back when) and did a lovely job. We enjoyed hearing her beautiful voice in various choirs at church. There is now a new voice in the heavenly choir!

  19. Jim & Laurie Rosie wrote:

    We would like to extend our heartfelt sympathies to the family. Jim fondly remembers Fran from playing hockey with John as a child. Years later, while working at Ponderosa, he and Fran had many good chats catching up in recent events. Seeing John at Foodland, our conversations were always about our folks.

  20. Vickie Berno and family wrote:

    Thèrèse, your mother meant so much to us. She was like a grandmother to the kids and a mother to me. I’m so sorry that we didn’t get a chance to get up to see her recently. Take comfort in knowing that she is with your dad and at peace with God.

  21. Ursula N. Crosbie wrote:

    Dearest John, Therese and Kathryn, I am very sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I remember her fondly,a very special person to all that knew her.Thinking of you all today. Sincerely, Ursula N. Crosbie and family

  22. MaryDel & Don Rosie wrote:

    John & Family: We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother.Our thoughts are with you at this time.

  23. Delores Rea (Stephenson) wrote:

    Dear John, Therese and Kathryn. We are so sorry to hear of Fran’s passing. We have very fond memories of her from our many days in Tottenham. We are thinking and praying for her and you and your families at this difficult time. The Stephenson Family, Loretta, Murray, Norma Jean and Delores

  24. Charlotte and Ed wrote:

    Therese, we are so sorry for your loss. Your mother was an amazing person who will be missed very much. I used to love it when she sang at church, such a beautiful voice! Thinking of you and your family, and keeping you all in our prayers.
    Charlotte and Ed Carney

  25. Pam.s wrote:

    To the Picco Family,
    I would like to extend my deepest condolences to the family and friends of Fran.
    I had the wonderful previlge to have metFran while I was working at the Adult day program. I always looked forward to seeing Fran the days she was there. She provided us with so many laughs with her sense of humour. She had lots of wisdom to share and she loved her time with her friends there. Fran, you truly will be missed , May you Rest In Peace

  26. Joan Kwiatkowski wrote:

    To the Picco Family:
    I am so sorry to hear of Fran’s passing. Only heard this morning at the noon Mass. Please accept my sincerest condolences to the whole family. Feel so bad that I didn’t get to say ‘Farewell’ to her at Rod’s or at Mass.
    May God bestow many blessings upon each and every one of you and help you get through this sorrowful time.

  27. Maureen McKenna wrote:

    Long ago in the St. James choir, I always loved how Fran could sing those high notes and especially as she topped off “The First Noël” – heavenly! …a very special lady in that and in her humility regarding such a talent.

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