Frances Marie (Blacka) Monack

July 7, 1935 ~ December 29, 2018 (age 83)


Frances Marie Blacka Monack

“Loving mother, grandmother and sister”


Frances Marie Blacka Monack, 83, of Canonsburg passed away peacefully at South Hills Health And Rehabilitation Center with her family by her side on Saturday, December 29, 2018.

Frances was born on July 7, 1935 in Belle Vernon. Daughter of late John F. and Edna Stein Blacka, she attended Marion School but left in 8th grade to take care of her brothers who lovingly called her Sister.

She worked as a waitress at several restaurants including Kozy Korner, J.I.B., and Washington Restaurant. She babysat for many, many families in the Mon Valley, Canonsburg, and Peters Township area from her teens through her 60s.

Frances spent her life truly taking care of others. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She adored being ‘Grammy’ to her granddaughter’s Julianna Marie and Jenna Elizabeth Ronto.

On June 10, 1961, she married Martin P. Monack who passed on April 29, 1999. They lived in Charleroi then relocated to Canonsburg where they raised their two children Martin Michael Monack and Linda Marie (John) Ronto who reside in Washington.

Frances is also survived by her two brothers Allan (Dottie) Blacka of Bridgeville and David (Jannine) Blacka of Belle Vernon; her three step-sons David (Mary) Monack of Berwyn, IL, Richard Monack of Belle Vernon and Robert Monack of Belle Vernon  and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Martin P. Monack, an infant baby girl, brother John F. Blacka, and stepbrother Bob (Patricia) Blacka.

Friends will be received from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday in Mario L. DeAngelo Funeral Home at 194 East College Street in Canonsburg.  Additional visitation will be held in DeAngelo Funeral Home from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Thursday where funeral services will be held at 11:00 with Pastor James Meyers officiating.  Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Gardens in McMurray.In lieu of flowers, Frances would have been pleased to see donations go to her grand daughters as a blessing toward their education.

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January 2, 2019

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Mario L. DeAngelo Funeral Home
194 E College Street
Canonsburg, PA 15317

Funeral Service
January 3, 2019

11:00 AM
Mario L. DeAngelo Funeral Home
194 E College Street
Canonsburg, PA 15317

January 3, 2019

12:00 PM
Forest LaForest Lawn Gardenswn Gardens
3739 Washington Road
McMurray, PA 15317

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