Frances Scovitch

April 3, 1934 - February 11, 2021
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Frances Scovitch, 86, of Venice, FL passed away on February 11, 2021 surrounded by her family.

Born in Parkhill, PA to Joseph and Mary Rokosh where she lived until graduation and moved to Maryland. She married Raymond Mosser, known to some as Sandy, in 1951. They welcomed their son Kevin in 1958. Ten years later on February 11, 1968 Frances became a widow at the young age of 34, when Sandy passed away due to an auto accident.

She met Frank Scovitch, a widow raising two small children, Patricia, and Theodore. They married and blended their families and moved to Venice, Fl in 1972. Frances went back to school and became a Nurse. She worked at Venice Hospital for 35 years. She was the only nurse that still wore her uniform proudly. After Frank passed away, Frances met Robert E. Garbart, who was her partner for over 30 years until his passing. Frances was a devoted Catholic and wonderful sister, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother to her loving family.

During her illness it has been heartwarming to meet and hear stories from so many nurses and CNAs of how Frances taught and mentored so many of them through the years.

Frances is survived by her loving sister Judy (Ray) Thomaszewski, her stepchildren; Patricia (Clyde) Blevins, and Theodore (Kim Roberts) Scovitch, her daughter in law Lisa Mosser, her grandchildren; Michael (Danielle Dinardi) Mosser, Mark (Kinda) Mosser, Melissa (Josh Freeman) Mosser, Jesse Blevins, and Benjamin Blevins. As well as two great grandchildren, Dylan Mosser and Everly Freeman, who brightened her days.

She is preceded in death by her first husband Raymond Mosser, her son Kevin Mosser, her second husband Frank Scovitch, and her siblings; Mary, Helen, Josephine, Joe, Stanley, Andy, and Teddy, as well as her companion Robert E. Garbart.

A Viewing will be held at Farley Funeral Home in Venice, FL on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 from 3pm to 6pm. A Funeral Mass will be held at Epiphany Cathedral Catholic Church on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 11 am. Following the mass Frances will be laid to rest at Venice Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that you consider making a donation in Frances’s honor to Tidewell Hospice.

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Time: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Farley Funeral Home - Venice Chapel


265 Nokomis Avenue South
Venice, FL 34285

Service Information

Date: Thursday, March 4, 2021

Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Epiphany Cathedral Catholic Church


350 Tampa Ave. W., , Venice, FL, 34285

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Cemetery Information

Date: Thursday, March 4, 2021

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Venice Memorial Gardens


1950 Center Road, , Venice, FL, 34292

Donation Information

Tidewell Hospice

Phone: (855) 843-3935

5955 Rand Blvd
Sarasota, FL 34238
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Heidi DiNardi posted on 3/3/21

My thoughts And Prayer’s go out to all of you! Today and tomorrow and forever Gram’s will be Remembered! She was a beautiful women and kind lady to all , may she Rest In Peace🌺🌸🌼🌷🌻❤️🙏


Diane Wellnitz posted on 3/3/21

I was so sorry to hear of Frans death. We had been friend's for many years, having shared the good times, bad times , funny times. I will miss her.I know she is now with her Kevin. Rest in peace dear friend. Condolences to the family, Diane Wellnitz


Scott Chismar posted on 3/1/21

Aunt Frances, your wisdom and smile will be sorely missed. The family lost its go to guru for all things medical related. Whether it was a stubbed toe or some other more serious ailment that someone may have had, the remedy was to always "Call Frances and see what she says about it". My memories go back to the very early days in Laurel, Md. countless visits to Park Hill and Windber, Pa and I always enjoyed seeing you in Venice during my annual pilgrimage to Sarasota for Orioles Spring Training games each March. I was always greeted with the warmest, friendliest smile on each visit. Thanks for being you and you will be missed.


Hadley Garbart posted on 2/28/21

Our condolences to Fran's family. We will never forget how much her companionship meant to my father, Robert Garbart, and for how long they were so happy together. Thank you so much Fran for your kindness and generosity that you gave to so many.


Patrick Garbart posted on 2/27/21

Frances was always helping others first, both professionally and personally, no matter how she was feeling. If anyone deserves a place in heaven it is definitely her. I know our dad had a lot of happy times with her. God bless.


Melissa Mosser posted on 2/25/21

Gran, you are so missed and reading about how you impacted people's lives in such a positive way makes my heart so happy. I love you, your little Everly misses you and loves you. You are with dad now and can finally be reunited again. We love you so much!!!!


Lisa Mosser posted on 2/25/21

Our family has lost their rock! We all called her grandma, She was always there for all of us, no matter what time of day or night. Every holiday was a big event! All our blended families and friends would gather together and celebrate. I have missed this most! Frances was so giving and I was lucky enough to not only be her daughter in law, but to be a patient of hers on many occasions. She was truly one of the best nurses I ever had. When it comes to Mother in laws, I was lucky there too! Her loving and caring way towards her family will be greatly missed. I have no doubt Sandy and Kevin came for her on the anniversary of Sandy’s death. The day all their lives were changed forever. 2-11. Frances kept asking why God took Kevin instead of her. I now know that answer. I don’t think Kevin could have handled watching this decline of his beloved Mother or the fact she would pass, on this same day his life was forever changed in 1968. Rest In Peace❤️❤️❤️


Bridget Kelly posted on 2/24/21

Dear Lisa, I'm so sorry for your loss. You remain in my thoughts and prayers!


Diane and Mike Duncan posted on 2/21/21

Fran positively impacted those she met with her friendliness and with her ear-to-ear smile. In her profession and in her daily life, she generously gave of herself to others. With her loving and forgiving spirit, she truly exemplified Christ. We are humbled by her example and are blessed to have known her. May we look forward to seeing her again.


Mary Fitzgerald posted on 2/17/21

I had the honor of working with Fran for many years at Venice Hospital. She was a true example of nursing at it finest and she was loved and respected by all her coworkers and patients. A gentle soul was called home to rest peacefully in God’s loving arms. Condolences to all family members.


Rosalie Marino posted on 2/16/21

I worked with Fran for many years at Venice Hospital She was loved by everyone especially the patients. She was always the ultimate caregiver.


Mary Low posted on 2/16/21

Frances Scovitch was the ultimate professional. She set an example for others and I had such great respect for her when we worked together at Venice Hospital. May God rest her soul. I am sure He said to her, "Well done, good and faithful servant"... Mary Low Greenville South Carolina


CCAROLEE HANSON posted on 2/16/21

I knew Fran since I worked at Venice Hospital ,many years ago.. I have always enjoyed hearing about Fran.. She was a Doll!! Carol Hanson


Earl Midlam posted on 2/13/21

I worked with Fran for many, many years at Venice Hospital/Bon Secours. She was the last staff member to continue to wear her white nurse's cap. She was such a professional and I enjoyed her friendship as well. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family at this time of loss.