By Schinderle Funeral Home
Franca Gurciullo, 95, Algoma, passed away Sunday Oct. 1, 2017 at Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay after a short illness.
She was born April 20, 1922 in Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa to Ignazio and Anna (Scama) Pino.
The family moved to Sicily where she met Walter Hathaway during World War II and she married him after the war in 1947. The couple then moved to the United States and lived in Lawrence, MA from 1947 until Franca moved to Algoma in 2005 to be near her son James. Walter preceded her in death in 1971. Franca then married Gino Gurciullo in 1989 and he also preceded her in death.
She is survived by her son James Hathaway, Algoma; daughter Anna Anderson, PA; and one granddaughter Marie Anderson, many nieces and nephews. She was further preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers.
Family and friends may gather at the SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME, Algoma, from 4 PM, Friday, Oct. 6th until the time of services at 6 PM with Fr. Peter Stryker officiating. Burial will take place later at Sacred heart Cemetery in Lawrence, MA.