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Frances C. Perez, 44, Croton-on-Hudson

CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. – Frances C. Perez, 44, of Croton-on-Hudson, died of breast cancer on  Thursday, Dec. 1. She was an active member of the community, as a teacher’s aide in Carrie E. Tompkins Elementary, Eucharistic minister of a parish at Skyview Nursing Home, and volunteer at the Montrose VA.

Perez was born in the Suffern, N.Y. in 1967, and raised in the Bronx. She was the youngest of eight children to Peggy and Thomas Clifford, attending Holy Family School and St. Raymond’s Academy for Girls. Perez met her husband of 22 years, Robert, in grammar school. She was the mother of two sons, Christopher, 22, and Robert, 18.

Perez worked at Carrie E. Tompkins Elementary as a special needs teacher aide for 12 years. She was an active member of the Holy Name of Mary community, and became a Eucharistic minister of a parish at Skyview Nursing Home. She also assisted veterans of the Montrose VA to church. She was an avid sports fan, rooting for the high school and professional sports teams.

Frances is survived by her brothers, Richard (Del), Joseph (Deborah), and Paul, her sisters, Annemarie Fallon (Patrick), Katie Dalton (John) and Jen Russell (Keith). She is also survived by her sister-in-law Laura and brother-in-law Dino Papadimitropoulos, her 10 nieces and nephews, two godchildren, mothers-in-law Lea and Doris and many aunts, uncles and cousins. She is predeceased by her mother, Peggy, father-in-law Robert and brother Thomas. Viewing services will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday at Edward F. Carter Funeral Home, 41 Grand Street, Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y. Funeral services will be held on Monday morning at 10:30a.m. at Holy Name of Mary with the interment to follow at Bethel Cemetery.

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