Frances A. Sagan
March 2, 1925 ~ November 10, 2020
It is with great sadness that the family of Frances Sagan announce her passing. She died peacefully on Tuesday, November 10, 2020.
Frances A. Sagan was born in Weirton, WV on March 2, 1925. She was the daughter of John J. Massler of Scranton, Pennsylvania and Anna Szara Massler of Poland. She was the youngest of three children.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley L. Sagan, her infant daughter, Rita Anne Sagan, her parents, and her siblings Henry (Hank) Massler and Helen Gambos. She graduated from Weir High School and following graduation pursued a career in the secretarial field working for Carl Frankovitch, Attorney of Law.
In 1947 Fran married Stanley Sagan and had four children. She was a devoted wife and mother. Mrs. Sagan was a parishioner of Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church where she was a member of the women’s choir, Christian Mothers, Confraternity of Christian Doctrine and volunteered her time at the church’s elementary school. In 1968 Fran worked at the Strip Steel Credit Union where she remained for 15 years. Along with her husband, Stanley, she enjoyed being a member of Pleasant Valley Country Club.
Fran Sagan is survived by her children and their spouses, Daniel L. Sagan and Brenda of Midlothian, VA, Janna Sagan Mann and Bob of Banner Elk, NC and S. Robert Sagan and Patty of Warrenton, VA. She was blessed with four grandchildren, Heather, Rebekah, Daniel and Noel along with thirteen great-grandchildren.
Fran will be lovingly remembered for her warm and caring heart. Her life was devoted to God and family and blessed with dear friends. She was an amazing and inspiring woman who will be dearly missed but will remain in our hearts.
Visitation will be held on Friday, November 13th from 5:00 – 8:00 at Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home in Weirton. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, November 14th at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church in Weirton.
Interment will follow at St. Paul’s Cemetery in Weirton.
Memorial contributions in memory of Fran may be made to the Sacred Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, 200 Preston Avenue, Weirton, WV 26062
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I personally have so many fond memories of Fran, especially at the house assisting with the computer. She was always so gracious, and we always enjoyed a coffee together. I would tell her stories of my time working with Stanley at Weirton Steel. I adored both of them. Sending our love, condolences and sympathy to her family. Sandi and Ray Gajtka
Janna, I remember your Mom when we were in high school, she was always kind and had a warm welcoming smile . ( I think you are much like your mom) My sympathies to you and your entire family. Love your friend, Mary Kaye
We are deeply saddened to learn of the loss of our beloved Aunt Fran. She was a beautiful woman of incredible faith, compassion, and love. Her prayers were always with us. She would send us cards, reminding us that she was praying for us– Aunt Fran always had a smile on her face, a twinkle in her eye, and her sweet, soft laugh was incredibly contagious.:) She lived a life filled with grace and love– and she has been a wonderful inspiration to all of us. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to Danny, Janna and Rob and their beautiful families–Our thought and prayers are with you. Love, Deb and Billy
Janna, my deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family in the loss of your mom. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. Kathy (Barnabei) Ballato
My deepest sympathies to the family of Fran Sagan. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Remember: Death leaves a heartache that no one can heal, but Love leaves memories that no one can steal. God Bless
Aunt. Godmother. Friend. Fran played all these roles in my life so well, and her impact will continue to reverberate. Thank you, Aunt Fran for the blessing you were in my life. With love, respect, and gratitude, Anitah
A kind & thoughtful , friendly lady with a beautiful smile, this is what I think of when I think of Mrs. Sagan. We would receive greeting cards from her and lovely written notes. Our heartfelt sympathy to her family, she will always be fondly remembered. May she Rest in Peace with the Angels. Sincerely, Michael & Marlene Runkel
Dear Janna and family, I’m so sorry that Jack and I are out of town and won’t be able to personally pay our last respects to your dear mom. I will always remember her with that eternal smile and pleasant personality. When your dad would come to my house and get a haircut your mom would come and keep me up to date on you and any other good news around the area. She was a special woman in my eyes and I will always admire the way she quietly helped keep our little church running. Thank you and your family for sharing such an amazing woman with Jack and I. God bless you and your family! Love, Cathy(Mueller) and Jack Arango
Thinking off you in these difficult times . We want you to know that we are with you in thought and wish you comfort and peace John , Rejeanne , Mathieu .
With loving thoughts for a beautiful neighbor and the wonderful family her and Mr. Sagan gave us all!
Aunt Fran was an amazing woman and a very special aunt to all her nieces and nephews. The picture with her warm smile reflects accurately the welcoming person we knew and loved. She is the last of the Sagan generation and she will be missed. Our love, thoughts and prayers go out to her loving family. Elaine and Charles Walker; Erin and Chris Nuesch, their sons Daniel and Everett; Evan and Elisabetta Walker and their daughter, Petra.
The Antonelli’s have always admired, respected and loved our wonderful neighbors, who were a role model for us growing up and who are greatly missed.
With deepest sympathy,
Janna, please accept my condolences on your mother’s passing. It appears she lived a full life, including raising a wonderful family. May she rest in peace eternally in her heavenly home. Pat Flatley
Dear Janna, My sincerest thoughts and prayers for you and family members of Frances. It must be your great source of pride having lived life as her daughter. My best to you as you enjoy memories of mom for all time. Dino Catignani
Janna and brothers,you have our deepest sympathy at the loss of your Mother.She was always a very pleasant person. All of you will be in our prayers. Michael Dziatkowicz and family
Prayers and thoughts to you Janna and your families for your loss. God give you strength during this most difficult time. Susie Long Nolan