Barbara Difrancesco

Barbara Difrancesco Obituary


Age - 84


September 12, 2023


Eastchester, NY

Barbara "Jackie" (Karlan) Difrancesco, age 84, of Eastchester, New York passed away on Saturday, September 9, 2023. Jackie was born in Bronxville, New York. A visitation for Jackie will be held Thursday, September 14, 2023 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Whalen & Ball Funeral Home. A mass of christian burial will occur Friday, September 15, 2023 from 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM at Sacred Heart Church, Yonkers. A committal service will occur Friday, September 15, 2023 from 12:00 PM to 12:15 PM at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Yonkers. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www. whalenandballfh. com for the Difrancesco family.

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