Frances M. Salvato

Frances Salvato

Frances M. Salvato, age 78, of Westchester.  Loving companion of William Waite;  beloved mother of Mark (Christine) Salvato and Nicole (Denis McCarthy) Salvato, dear grandmother of Victoria Salvato and Gabrielle Salvato; sister of Albert (the late Jane) Falasz, Michael (Angelina) Falasz and the late Peter (Dawn) Falasz and the late Elizabeth Parsaee; aunt of Amy (Brian) Peterson, Kristin (John) Przekota, Trevor (Jennifer) Smith, Michael (Abbey) Falasz, Nick (Annie) Falasz and Anthony (Leslie) Falasz; fur grandmom of Luna and Moxie.

Visitation Thursday, December 7, 2023 from 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513.

A Graveside Service will be held On Monday, December 11, 2023 at Resurrection Cemetery, Justice, 11:00 A.M.

In lieu of flowers memorials appreciated to UNICEF Every Child Fund or Doctors without Borders.

Information 708-485-2000 or

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  1. Sue condolence:

    My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Fran. I taught many years with Fran and always enjoyed her travel adventures. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. Paola Di Domenico condolence:

    I’ve known Dr. Fran for a long time. She was my favorite teacher at Madonna High School. We kept in touch over the years and I was always amazed at how much she accomplished, whether it was her travels or her many other interests. She was hard to keep up with. I will always remember her fondly. My deepest sympathies to all of her family.

  3. Mary Biss condolence:

    To Fran’s dear family and the many mutual friends who taught with her at Madonna High School, my deepest sympathy. We were blessed to have known her.
    ”O may Your lovingkindness and graciousness comfort me, according to Your promise to Your servant.“
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭119‬:‭76‬ ‭

  4. Narcisa Vinueza condolence:

    My deepest sympathy to the Salvato Family. Ms. Frances Salvato was my favorite teacher at Madonna High School. She taught me to be confident and to appreciate the French language and culture. She will be missed.

  5. Victoria Schmidt condolence:

    With heartfelt condolences to Nikki, Mark, and family. Fran was so full of life. I have many memories of adventures shared, planning and toiling together on ‘International Day” programs, as well as visits at your family home in Cicero in the days when she and I taught in classrooms next door to each other at Madonna High School. She made a point of staying in touch across the years even through my moves to different states. Her laugh and sense of adventure and fun will be missed by many of us. “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints. Psalm 116:15

  6. Luci Cuevas Wernsman condolence:

    My most sincere condolences to the family. Ms. Salvato was my French teacher at Madonna H.S. from 1980-84. She was a favorite teacher of mine. She made class fun, yet was all business too. I still remember a few words from back then! I loved it when she would just start full out speaking in French to us. She was so passionate about the country and the language. May she Rest In Peace.

  7. Cynthia waite condolence:

    She was always full of excitement and passionate. I remember she would always want to talk to each waiter whenever we want to dinner and get to know them. She always wanted to make them feel seen. We are lucky to have had her in our life.

  8. Gail Lewis condolence:

    I will always remember Fran’s singing. We always sang Holiday songs together and Fran’s voice was the by far the best.
    My condolences to the family.

  9. Bonnie Firinauskas condolence:

    Our deepest condolences to Niki
    Mark and respective families.
    “Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same.” Unknown author
    Francesca we will always remember your joie de vivre, your kindness, your love of learning, your adventurous spirit.
    We will always remember you.
    May you rest in peace.

  10. Shari Byrdlong Powell condolence:

    To the Family and Friends of this Powerful, Spunky, Free-spirited Woman who taught me French and ignited a passion and excitement in me to see France, my most heartfelt condolences. I will never forget Ms Salvato. She cause me to dream big. I, in turn motivated my children to dream bigger. God works through people, and I will always remember her for that! Yes Ms Salvato…I Loved France!!

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