Eckert, Frances R., - 92, of Rio Grande, NJ, passed away November 5, 2017. She was born in Philadelphia to the late Joseph and Angela Gawronski and worked as a Tax Examiner for the IRS in Philadelphia.She moved to Cape May County after retiring in 1977 and enjoyed reading and drawing. Frances had a green thumb and loved growing plants and flowers at her home. She was predeceased by her husband Charles; sons Michael and William; siblings: Joseph, Raymond, Rose, Theresa, Walter, James, and Alice Gawronski; daughter-in-law Claire Eckert and son-in-law Mark Geiger. Frances is survived by her children: Frances Eckert, Joan Eckert, Sandra Geiger, and Lee Anne (Michael) Polding; siblings: John, Mary, Helen, and Josephine; as well as 15 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Funeral Mass will be Friday, November 17, 2017 at Our Lady of The Angels Church, 35 East Mechanic St. Cape May Court House, NJ 08210. Viewing will be from 9 to 9:45 and Mass will follow at 10 a.m. Interment will be at Cape May County Veterans Cemetery. Condolences at

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