Elizabeth J. French “FeFe” (née Naughton) passed away peacefully on May 12, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. She is the beloved wife of the late Leo J. Jr. Devoted mother of Leo (Theresa), Kenneth, Jane Marie Luchsinger (David), and the late James and Donna Lee. Loving Nanny of Leo, Terry, Jenny, Tommy, Donnalee, Jimmy, Crystal, Sarah, Nicole, Amanda, Megan, David Jr., Kelly, and the late Angie and Kenny. Dear sister of Jane Gourley, Marie “ReRe” Ondarza, and the late Francis “Buddy” Naughton, Catherine Flaherty, and Joseph Naughton. Sadly missed by her 32 great grandchildren and her nieces and nephews.
Fefe was born to the late Francis and Jane Marie (née Williams) Naughton. She grew up with her Irish Catholic family in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia and attended John W. Hallahan Catholic High School for Girls. She married and moved to Kensington where she raised her own family with her husband Leo. FeFe was a hard worker who worked multiple jobs in manufacturing while raising her family and also for the IRS as a tax examiner until her retirement. Her time not working was spent with her family and she loved being with them. She was a true sweetheart who loved to give compliments and kind words to everyone. She was very good hearted and grateful for anything anyone ever gave her. Her family would say her “sweetness” comes from her love of candy and desserts and you could always find a piece of candy in her purse. FeFe loved and appreciated the simple things in life like enjoying a cup of coffee on the porch and her family was grateful that she got to spend her last years outside of the city where she could do that. She will be missed tremendously but her family takes comfort that she will be reunited with her loved ones who have gone before her.
Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing and funeral Thursday May 20, 2021 beginning at 9am in St. Anne Church (lower) 2328 East Lehigh Ave. Philadelphia PA 19125. Funeral mass 10:30am. Interment Magnolia Cemetery. We ask that all those attending services wear a mask and maintain social distancing.
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