JOANN E FRANZ

April 12, 1951 - February 14, 2024

A service of remembrance to honor Jody’s life will be held on Friday, February 23rd, from 12 to 2 at Island Cremations and Funeral Service, located at 405 S. Courtenay Parkway, Merritt Island, Florida, 32952. She will be forever in our hearts and dearly missed.

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It is with profound sadness that we share the news of Jody Franz’s passing on February 14th, 2024. She has now reunited with her beloved husband, Pete, in eternal rest. Jody was born on April 12th, 1951, in Yonkers, New York, to proud parents John Howard and Janet Quinones. She married the love of her life, Peter Franz Sr., on May 31st, 1969, and together they settled in Wappingers Falls, NY. Jody was a devoted school bus driver for over 20 years, making a remarkable impact on countless young lives with her warmth and kindness.

She was a loving mother to her four children, and her quick wit and infectious laughter will be dearly missed. Jody is preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter Theresa M. Kelley, and son-in-law Nicholas A. Visconti Sr. She is survived by her sisters Katherine O’Hara, Teresa Hlywa, and Patricia Chambers, along with brothers-in-law William O’Hara and Steven Chambers. She is also survived by three children, Christina E. Visconti, Peter H. Franz II, and Brian M. Franz Sr, along with daughters-in-law Constance Brown and Melissa Franz, and son-in-law D Scott Kelley in addition to 15 grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and a great-grandchild.