Frances Mary Clemence Fogarty passed away in her sleep Saturday April 19, 2014. Frances was born February 6, 1925 in Savannah, Georgia, the daughter of the late Richard Clemence and Jenny Mae Clemence. Frances graduated from Savannah High School in 1943. In June 1945 Frances welcomed home from World War II the love of her life, Richard Fogarty, who had been missing in action earlier that year. They married a few days later and remained devoted to each other until Richard passed away this past October. Frances made an indelible mark in the lives of her seven children, nineteen grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, and countless friends. She possessed amazing charm and poise and lived a life focused on other people's needs. She had an amazing ability to find the positive in almost every situation She enjoyed playing bridge, sewing, reading, and restoring antiques. She also volunteered at her children's schools and remained active in the Catholic Church her entire life, including considerable work for St. Vincent de Paul Society. Words are not adequate to convey how much she was loved by her family and friends. A funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m.,   Wednesday, April 23, 2014  at Prince of Peace Catholic Church with Father Eric Hill officiating. Interment will follow at Gwinnett Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 pm with a Prayer Service at 7:30 on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30046, 770-277-4550. Online condolences may be expressed at

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  1. Mrs. Fogarty was always so sweet and precious! Sending our thoughts, prayers, and love to all of the family.

  2. To the family – I am saddened to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was a special person and a good neighbor. She, and you, are in my prayers.

  3. Frances was a very special person to me; I will always remember her soft voice and kindness. Our sympathy to the family; she will always be remembered and in our prayers.

  4. My aunt Frances was one of the sweetest people that I have ever known. She did not speak badly about others but taught her children to respect everyone. Her deep faith and love of God strengthened her during the hard times and gave her great joy in her lifetime. She deeply loved her family and relatives and gave of herself so generously each day. Her love for my uncle Buddy gave him great support, and together they found fulfillment in their visits with their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. I grew up spending time at my aunt and uncle’s home, and they always made me feel so welcome. My thoughts and prayers are with all my cousins at this sad time. I am “with you in spirit.” Love, your cousin, Mary Ann

  5. My mother(Tee Cogswell) loved them dearly. They were part of “the oldies but goodies” as she would say. Your family will be in my prayers.

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