Frances Barbera McCauley, 88, of Sugar Maple Drive, in Weston, passed away on Friday, May 11, 2018, at St. Clair Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania following a brief illness.
She was born in Corning, New York on August 16, 1929, a daughter of the late Frank Barbera and Maria Cubello of Calabria, Italy.
On August 31, 1952, she married Matthew Burton McCauley and they celebrated 45 years of marriage before his passing on October 31, 1997.
She is survived by three children: Barbara King (William “Bill” King III) of Weston, Matthew “Matt” M. McCauley (Judy) of Fairmont, and Sheryl Sanctis of Bethel Park, PA; five grandchildren: Jessica Gee (Josh), William Shawn King (fiancé Amanda Park), Lauren McCauley Hixenbaugh (Rusty), Michael Sanctis, and Angela Sanctis; two great-grandchildren: Briea Gee and Barrett Gee; and three nieces: Mary Jane Skinner, Nancy Sauerbrun, and Frances LaGioe.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters: Jesse DeFillipes, who raised her, and Rosa Barbera; and three nephews: Rocco C. DeFillipes, Frank DeFillipes, and Joe DeFillipes.
Frances worked as an administrative assistant at Citizens Bank and retired with 22 years of service. She enjoyed camping with her husband until his passing, and continued the tradition with her grandchildren. She traveled extensively through the United States, Europe, and Asia. She enjoyed camping and trout fishing with her son Matt every spring, shopping and visiting her great-grandchildren with her daughter Barbara and visiting Pittsburgh with her daughter, Sheryl. She hosted all family holidays in her home. She was a devoted member and active volunteer at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Weston and a 50-year member of the Catholic Daughters Court Victory #379.
Friends and family will gather at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Weston from 10-11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. with Reverend James R. DeViese Jr. as celebrant. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Garden in Jane Lew. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Frances, to St. Patrick Catholic Church 210 Center Ave. Weston, WV 26452.
The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Rd. in Jane Lew is honored and privileged to serve the family of Frances Barbera McCauley. Online condolences may be expressed at