Frances (Rullo) Tropeano

June 29, 1942 ~ December 15, 2019 (age 77)

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Frances Tropeano, age 77, of Toms River, NJ passed away peacefully in her home while being surrounded by the love of her family. 

Frances was born in Hoboken, NJ to Anthony and Anne Rullo. Throughout her life, she lived in Elizabeth, Roselle, and Toms River. Her passion in life was always selling goods and meeting new people. This passion was first achieved when she opened and owned Tropeano’s Deli in Elizabeth. She also worked as a bus driver aiding special needs children in Winfield Park and at the Runnels Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare of Berkeley Heights. Later in life, she made original crafts (doll house items) and sold them across the country to happy customers. Frances always had a knack for finding uses for the most peculiar things, such as taking a soda cap and transforming it into a doll house frying pan. 

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend Visitation on Wednesday, December 18th from 4-8 PM at Krowicki Gorny Memorial Home, 211 Westfield Avenue, Clark. On Thursday, December 19th the Funeral Service will begin at Krowicki Gorny at 9:45 AM and will follow at 11:00 AM with the Entombment at Woodbridge Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, offer donations in her name and memory using Memorial ID#11848428 to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital (501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 

Frances is survived by her husband, Giuseppe Tropeano, her three children, Maryann Matyas and her husband Bob, John Tropeano and his wife Cindy, and Anthony Tropeano. She is also survived by her two grandchildren, Joey and Justin Matyas, her sister, Donna Wagner-Nigro, and is predeceased by one sister, Rosalie Weaver.


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December 18, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Krowicki Gorny Memorial Home
211 Westfield Ave
Clark, NJ 07066

Funeral Service
December 19, 2019

9:45 PM
Krowicki Gorny Memorial Home
211 Westfield Ave
Clark, NJ 07066


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

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