Gerlinde James Franciose, 87, of Wake Forest, passed away, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at Rex Hospital. She was born in Glen Ridge, N.J., the daughter of the late Leslie Wilberforce James and Gerlinde Frieda Kate Elizabeth Von Goeben.
Funeral services were held at Sunday, Feb. 2, in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home. Burial was in Mount Hebron Cemetery in Montclair, N.J.
Mrs. Franciose is survived by her children, James R. Franciose and wife, Deborah, of Woodland Park, N.J.; Gerlinde “Lindy” Franciose and husband, Gilbert J. Fortier, of Wake Forest; and Nicholas S. Franciose and wife, Glenna M. Griffin, of Cary; sisters-in-law, Sara James of Stevensville, Md.; Lois DeFrancisco of Scotch Plains, N.J.; and Dorothy James of West Caldwell, N.J.; grandchildren, Jocelyn Franciose of Glen Ridge, N.J.; Justin Franciose of Upper Montclair, N.J.; Daniel E. Wertz III of Newport Beach, Calif.; Gerlinde Lauren Wertz of Santa Barbara, Calif.; Bailey Franciose Jones of Raleigh; Nicholas M. Franciose II of Delray Beach, Fla.; and Griffin Paul Thomas and Reaghan Leigh Griffin, both of Cary; great-grandchildren, Olivia Murphy and Tosh and Lilly Jones; and beloved K-9 companions, Sparky, Skippy and Bach. She was preceded in death by her husband, Nicholas Michael Franciose and by her siblings, Leslie James, Havelock James, Henry James, and Robert James.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wake County SPCA, 200 Pet Finder Way, Raleigh, N.C. 27603 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 3739 National Drive, Raleigh, N.C. 27612. Online condolences may be made at www.brightfunerals.com.