Obituary of Frances J. Rightmier
Mrs. Frances J. Rightmier, 88, of N. Utica, passed away on Monday, December 12, 2022, at her home.
Frances was born in Utica, on August 7, 1934, the daughter of Stanley and Mary (Narbone) Strycharz. She was raised in Utica and was a graduate of Proctor High School, where she was an outstanding athlete. On September 7, 1957, Frances was united in marriage with Jack R. Rightmier, a loving and devoted union of 60 years, until Jack’s death in 2018. At one time, Frances was employed with General Electric Company in Utica and for many years until her retirement, with the Utica City School District. Frances enjoyed crocheting and made an Afghan for every member of her family. She was an honorary life member and dedicated volunteer at the Utica Maennerchor and a devout parishioner of St. Peter’s Church in N. Utica. Frances was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother whose family was her greatest joy.
Mrs. Rightmier is survived by three sons and two daughters-in-law, Earl and Kim Rightmier of Marcy, Karl and Tammy Rightmier of N. Utica and Paul Rightmier and Sally LaVine of N. Utica; seven cherished grandchildren, Craig (Elizabeth) Rightmier of Rochester, Jessica (Matt) Thompson of Whitesboro, Eric (Carli) Rightmier of Yorkville, Haley (Mike) Bottini of Rome, Kyle (Amanda) Rightmier of Old Forge, Bella Rightmier of Utica and Cody Fitzsimmons of AZ; five adored great grandchildren, William Rightmier, Lucas Rightmier, Carlo Bottini, Enzo Luigi Bottini and Charlotte Thompson; one sister and brother-in-law, Kathleen and Carl Cuccaro of Utica and nieces and nephews, Carleen (Tino) Poccia of Utica, Pasquale (Mary) Cuccaro of Melbourne, FL, Carlo (Kim) Cuccaro of Baldwinsville,, NY and Kelly (Matt) Fuligni of Syracuse. She was predeceased by her brother-in-law, James Rightmier and sister-in-law, Marge Cox.
Mrs. Rightmier’s funeral will be held on Saturday, December 17, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Peter’s Church, 422 Coventry Ave., Utica, where her Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Her Rite of Committal and entombment will be in Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum in Utica. Visitation for family and friends is Friday from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Heintz Funeral Home, 408 Herkimer Rd., N. Utica.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Frances Rightmier, please visit Tribute Store