Frances Camaione Gebo, 92, formerly of Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY — Frances Camaione Gebo 92, of Lakeland, FL passed away on June 29, 2019 and went into the arms of our Lord and Savior.

She is survived by seven children Richard (Sylvia), Lakeland FL, Frances Fee (Gary) Valrico, FL, Andrew (Rome, NY), Patricia Hambrick (William) Spring, TX, David (Mary) Watertown, NY, Donald (Kent) Syracuse, NY, Steven (Yvonne) Watertown, NY. A son Michael passed away in 1994.

She leaves behind 15 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and 20 great- great-grandchildren; three siblings, Mariano (Irene) Lakeland, FL, Donna Bura (George) Harbison Canyon, CA, and David (Judy) Raleigh. Her beloved sister Esther Christie passed away in 2011 and beloved brother Richard passed away in 1999.

She was born April 20, 1927, in Watertown, NY, the daughter of Saverio Camaione and Amelia (Vittorio) who are deceased. Her parents were residents of Watertown, NY, and both immigrated here through Ellis Island from Italy as children in the early 1900s. She graduated from Watertown High School in 1946 with a commercial course in business and a member of the basketball team. Her yearbook states based on all her school mates input shows that “she was everyone’s friend”.

She married Richard Gebo of Watertown, NY, on Sept. 4, 1946, at St. Patrick’s Church in Watertown, NY. They celebrated 68 years of marriage at the time of his passing in 2015. They lived, and raised, their eight children for 30+ years in Watertown before retiring and moving south to the sunshine State of Florida.
While residing in NY she worked her way up to supervisor at Model Home Manufacturing on State Street, Morgia’s Restaurant in both Watertown and Sackets Harbor, and worked part time for several years as a commercial and hospital domestic.

Her favorite activities were spending time with her children and grandchildren.

A special thanks and gratitude to Cornerstone Hospice, Valencia Hills SKN, and Grand Villa ALF in Lakeland FL for their special emphasis on quality care and loving hands in her treatment.

There will be no calling hours and a Memorial Service is at the discretion, or privacy, of her family.

All donations should be given to Cornerstone Hospice, Lakeland FL.

Her burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, town of Watertown, alongside her husband she will be forever at peace and showered with love in the hands of God and her husband she misses so much!

She was strong willed, independent and unafraid to speak her mind. A great listener and a friend. We will miss her smile, her love, and her strength. But we know that she is in good hands with God and will forever be serenaded by angels.