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Loretta A. Francese, a resident of Yorktown Heights, NY since 1960, passed away on Wednesday May 3, 2017 at the age of 79. She was born in Woonsocket, RI on January 31, 1938, the daughter of Leon and Anne Meyers Blondiau.

Loretta worked as a school bus aide for disabled children with Baumann Bus Company in Yorktown. She worked there from 1987 until her retirement in 2011. She loved working with children and baby sat for many of the disabled children that she came to know.

Loretta was a longtime member of St. Andrew's Lutheran Church in Yorktown.

On October 18, 1958 she married John Francese. He died on May 20, 2008. She is survived by her daughter, Amelia Francese of Yorktown.

Visiting will be held on Friday May 5, 2017 from 4 – 8 pm at Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday May 6 at 10 am at the funeral home with interment to follow at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Putnam Valley.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association.