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Adeline L. Frattura (née DiVincenzo)

November 6, 1932 — April 5, 2022

West Chester

Adeline “Dolly” (DiVincenzo) Frattura, 89, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, at Barclay Friends Nursing Home. 


Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, Dolly was the daughter of the late Vincenzo and Rosa (née Galasso) DiVincenzo, and the youngest of six children. As the baby of the family, she received her nickname from her siblings as they thought she looked like a little doll when she was born.


She was a 1950 graduate of West Catholic Girls High School and started her career as a switchboard operator for Bell Telephone. During high school she met the love of her life, Larry Frattura, and they were married shortly after her 18th birthday. Dolly and Larry stayed happily married for 66 years until Larry passed away in 2016.


Dolly was a longtime resident of Drexel Hill, PA, where she worked as a Supervisor at Loehmann’s Clothing Store until her retirement.  She was a member of the Laurentians Seniors Group of Upper Darby where she met some wonderful people who coaxed her into traveling. Dolly had never been on an airplane prior to joining the Laurentians, but once they got her on one they couldn’t keep her on the ground.


She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Lawrence Frattura, her siblings: Mary Del Guidice, Eileen “Ida” Barilotti, Isabella Nelson, Anthony Di Vincenzo and Nicholas DiVincenzo.


Dolly is survived by her son; Larry Frattura; daughter-in-law, Barbara (McAnally); her grandchildren, Colin Frattura, Kerry Frattura, Lauren (Dave) Santangelo; and her great grandchild, Vanessa.


Relatives and friends are invited to her Viewing 8:30-10:00 AM Monday, April 11, 2022 at the Donohue Funeral Home, 8401 West Chester Pike, Upper Darby followed by her Funeral Mass 10:30 AM at St. Andrew’s the Apostle Catholic Church, 3500 School Lane, Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania. Interment SS Peter & Paul Cemetery, Springfield, PA.   


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the American Heart Association & American Stroke Association, 1617 JFK Blvd., Suite 700, Philadelphia, PA 19103,, or to the National Shrine of St. Jude, 205 W. Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60606,, would be appreciated.

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Monday, April 11, 2022

8:30 - 10:00am (Eastern time)

Donohue Funeral Home - Upper Darby

8401 W. Chester Pike, Upper Darby, PA 19082

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Monday, April 11, 2022

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St. Andrew the Apostle Church

3500 School Ln, Drexel Hill, PA 19026

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