Frances “Frannie” DiRusso, 81

Frances “Frannie” (McDonough) DiRusso, 81, wife of Joseph F. DiRusso, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 23, 2023, at her home in Royersford.

Born in Philadelphia and raised in Narberth, PA, she was the daughter of the late Thomas McDonough and Cecilia (Cosgrove) McDonough.

Frannie was a very loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She adored spending time with her family. Frannie was an avid Philadelphia Sports fan and enjoyed supporting her teams. She was an animal lover and loved her pets over the years.

Surviving along with her husband Joseph of 55 years, is her son Tom DiRusso, husband of Stacy; grandson Tim DiRusso; nephew James McDonough, husband of Edith; and nieces Nornie Egan and Laurie Moscony, wife of Michael. She is predeceased by her brother Thomas McDonough, husband of the late Eleanor.

A funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, October 27, 2023, at 11:00AM at St. Teresa of Calcutta Roman Catholic Church (256 Swamp Pike, Schwenksville, PA 19473) with Fr. Paul Brandt officiating. Burial will follow at Limerick Garden of Memories. A viewing will also be held on Friday, October 27, 2023, from 9:30-10:45AM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital ( in Frances’ name.

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So very sorry to hear of Mrs. D's passing. She was a wonderful person who I have a great collection of memories from. Our deepest sympathies to the DiRusso family. Heaven has another angel.
Chris and Samantha Clement

~ Chris Clement
10/26/2023 1:06:15 PM

What a wonderful person, we always looked forward to chatting it up with her and Mr DiRusso when we visited. She was such a lovely woman and will be missed dearly.

~ Paola & Lenny Scarnato
10/26/2023 10:38:25 AM

So very sorry. Such a wonderful lady. Sending our prayers and condolences.

~ Tom Touhey
10/24/2023 9:34:53 PM