Holly S. DeFrancisco Obituary – Rochester Democrat And Chronicle

Holly S. DeFrancisco

Rochester – Passed away on Sunday, April 17, at the age of 81, at Aaron Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Fairport, New York.

Holly Karen Schultz was born and raised in Chicago and was the only child of Alice Hazel Mitchell and John Wells Schultz. She was a “key child”, raised by her mother from an early age.

He is survived by many nieces and nephews, ex-husbands Russ and Joe, a cherished cousin, Miriam Nofsinger, other beloved partners and the most ardent fan, Pamela.

Holly fought and survived breast cancer, but lost her battle with Alzheimer’s disease as it slowly eroded her memory and essence.

As her condition worsened, it was Holly who suggested she move into assisted living, and we helped her make that transition.

Her very first morning at Legacy at Grande Vie, as we were walking down the hall with her, she stopped, looked us both in the eye, and said “Thank you for not dumping me”.

Holly was smart, fun loving, polite, creative, focused, patient and resilient.

She graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, and was a member of the Sigma Kappa Sorority. She worked as a graphic designer at Eastman Kodak Company, being one of the very first people to use computer-aided design. She was a pioneer in accepting the birth of the “computer age” and was a great “resource” for her friends seeking computer help.

She recently worked in IT at Pittsford Central School District. and previously owned his own graphic design business.

She loved country music and taught line dancing at Rustler’s Roost. She loved her dog Tucker, her cat Todd, gatherings at Pat and Judy’s cabin playing croquet in the woods, Christmas parties at Liz and Maria’s, — Easter at Wendy and Rene’s, wearing Easter blouses and pool parties with dozens of friends playing prize games. She loved ironing her clothes, swimming and boating, mountain biking, collecting coins and organizing things. She loved grilled cheese sandwiches with Campbell’s tomato soup, and her favorite snack was animal crackers. Above all, she loved her home.

We applaud and appreciate the extraordinary care provided to Holly during her stay at Aaron Manor Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, the great care she received from Hospice nurse, Bridgett, and the donation of time and energy from Connie and Jenny , who helped her. stay home longer.

Holly would be happy if donations in her memory were made to a local animal rescue group. To leave an online condolence visit: www.miller1889.net

Posted on April 23, 2022

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