Jean Josephine (Frucci) Workman, 95

Published 4:03pm Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Born: Oct. 3, 1917

Died: Nov. 19, 2012

Jean Workman, 95, of Niles, passed away on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012 at West Woods of Niles.


Jean Workman was born on Oct. 3, 1917 in Crystal Falls, Mich., to the late Anthony and Mary (Renaldi) Frucci.

She married the love of her life Donald Beecher Workman on Feb. 21, 1941 at a ceremony in Niles.

Jean is preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers, Dominick Frucci, Anthony Frucci, sisters, Frances LaSkalla, Vicky Ellis, Nora Frucci, Mary Trafficanti, Trena Frucci, Rose Justice and Annie Gilbert.

She is survived by eldest son, Larry Workman of Niles, his children Toby Workman, Kimberly Szmanowski and their mother Linda (Robert) Bauer of Niles, granddaughter Ashley Symanoswki and great-grandson Brody Symanowski; Jean is also survived by son Anthony (Carol) Workman of Niles and their son Rodney Workman and a special friend Leah Marie Mondy.

Jean and Don were avid golfers, enjoyed playing on the bowling leagues, and loved spending time gardening and growing flowers.

Memorial contributions may be made in Jean’s memory to St. Mary’s Catholic Church; 219 South State; Niles, MI 49120, American Cancer Society; P.O. Box 22718; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123, Alzheimer’s Foundation of America; 322 Eighth Ave. 7th Floor; New York, New York 10001.

Family will be planning a private service at a later date.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

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