Frances L. Hellane, 90

FEB. 17, 1921-NOV. 17, 2011

November 17, 2011

Frances Louise Hellane, 90, formerly of Englewood Road and Potomac Towers, died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011, at Julia Manor in Hagerstown.

Born Feb. 17, 1921, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Monroe E. and Laura Lee Leonard Cock.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph (Jack) Glenn Hellane Jr., who died Sept. 16, 1980.

Frances was employed by the Western Maryland Railroad, Eyerly's and Hagerstown Urology Center.

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

She also was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Senior Citizens of Washington County, Homemakers of Halfway and Catholic Daughters.

She is survived by two sons, Joseph G. Hellane III of Hagerstown and David L. Hellane of Smithsburg; a granddaughter, Hilary Hellane of Hagerstown; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a brother, the Rev. Joel Cock; and a sister, Virginia Cock Sowers.

A Mass of Christian burial will be Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 17630 Virginia Ave., Hagerstown. The Rev. Christopher Moore will be celebrant. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown.

There will be no viewing.

The family has requested the omission of flowers. Donations may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 17630 Virginia Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Arrangements are by Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown.

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