Frances A. (Plizga) Piatkowski

Died: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018


3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Nov. 16, 2018
Location: Edward J Garr Funeral Home Inc

Funeral Mass

10:00 AM Sat., Nov. 17, 2018
Location: St. Stanislaus Church

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Frances (Plizga) Piatkowski, 94, of Erie, passed away on November 12, 2018 at LECOM Senior Living Center. She was born in Franklin, NH on June 4, 1924, daughter of the late Frank and Anna Soltys Plizga. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Leonard Piatkowski, who passed in 1994, one brother, Miedy Plizga, an infant grandson, Jonathon Hayes Piatkowski and her brothers in law, Richard Piatkowski and Rudy Doman.
Frances graduated from Franklin High School in New Hampshire and Concord Commercial College also in New Hampshire. She was employed by General Electric in Schenectady, NY as a secretery and  later owned and operated Friday's Café at 11th and Parade with her late husband, Leonard.  Frances was also employed by the Remnant Store in Erie. 
She is survived by one son, Robert Piatkowski (Patti) of Millcreek and one daughter Donna Katzenberger (Tom) of Erie, two grandchildren, Jerrod Piatkowski (Bethany) of McKean and Carla Matteo of Erie, three great grandchildren, Dylan Piatkowski and Dominic and Anthony Matteo. In addition, her sister in law Rose Piatkowski of Schenectady, NY and her goddaughter Judy Pentz (Peter) and many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends may call at the Edward J. Garr Funeral Home 459 East 12th Street Erie, PA 16503 on Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Services will be at the funeral home on Saturday at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. at St. Stanislaus Church. Private burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Pennsylvania 1600 Penninsula Drive, Erie, PA 16505. Condolences may be sent to

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