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Frances T. Pagano

May 29, 1928 — July 11, 2023

Frances T. Pagano, 95, of Lower Saucon Twp., passed away on July 11, 2023, at Saucon Valley Manor, Hellertown. She was the wife of the late Delbert Reiman and the late Vincent A. Pagano. Frances was born in Fountain Hill on May 29, 1928 to the late Anthony and Anna (Hulak) Long. She served as the Cook at the Edward H. Ackerman American Legion Post 397 in Hellertown for 20 years. Frances found joy in the simple pleasures of life. She devoted her leisure time to a variety of hobbies including gardening and canning. Bird-watching was another of her passions. Frances was talented in crocheting, knitting, and sewing. Additionally, she was known for her baking, especially her famous kiffles, selling her baked goods to friends and neighbors. Frances was very devoted to her children, grandchildren & great grandchildren. She was a faithful Catholic and was a long-time member of St. Theresa of the Child Roman Catholic Church, Hellertown.

Survivors: children: Donna (Joseph) Sellers of Boiling Springs, David Reiman of Mechanicsburg, Dean (Angela) Reiman of Lower Saucon Twp.; stepdaughters: Jeannie Cimiotti of Georgia, Joanne Spess of Florida; brother: Gerald (Jill) Long of Bethlehem; 7 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren. Predeceased in death by her siblings: Edward Long, George (Jimmy) Long, Helen Medei, Julia Musgung, Dorothy Martin, Margaret Laubach; grandson: Corey Reiman; great grandson: Anthony Sellers.

Service: Family and friends are invited to call 6-8pm Sunday, July 16, 2023 and 9:15-10:15am Monday, July 17, 2023 all at the Connell Funeral Home, Inc., 245 East Broad Street-Bethlehem. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11am, Monday, July 17, 2023 at St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Roman Catholic Church, 1408 Easton Road – Hellertown. The interment will be held at Holy Saviour Cemetery, Bethlehem. Online condolences may be offered at

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Sunday, July 16, 2023

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Connell Funeral Home, Inc.

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Monday, July 17, 2023

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St. Theresa of the Child Jesus

1408 Easton Road
Hellertown, PA 18055

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