Virginia S. (Fratini) Lancor

Born: Sun., Nov. 1, 1931
Died: Wed., Oct. 23, 2019


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Mon., Oct. 28, 2019
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Oct. 28, 2019
Location: Harrisville

Family Prayer Service

9:45 AM Tue., Oct. 29, 2019
Location: Scanlon Funeral Home, Harrisville

Mass of Christian Burial

10:30 AM Tue., Oct. 29, 2019
Location: St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church

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HARRISVILLE, NY ~ Virginia “Virg” S. Lancor, 87, of State St., Harrisville, died on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, in the comfort of her home while under the care of her loving family and Lewis County Hospice.

Born November 1, 1931 in Canastota, NY, a daughter of Guerino “Germany” and Margaret (Bertolero) Fratini, she was a 1949 graduate of Canastota High School.

She married Joseph Lancor on May 28, 1960 in St. Agatha’s Church in Canastota.  Mr. Lancor died on September 4, 2011.

In her earlier years she worked with her eight siblings helping to take care of her family’s restaurant and onion business in Canastota, and following high school, worked for a local grocery store in Canastota for a number of years.  After her marriage, she moved to Harrisville where she became a Mom and homemaker, raising her two sons.  Once her boys began school, Virg went to work at the local grocery store on Main St. in Harrisville where she worked continuously for over 47 years and through three separate store ownerships until just recently when her illness forced her to retire.  

During her younger years, Virg was an outstanding athlete in high school.  She was an exceptional bowler as well and was the first female bowler in Harrisville to ever bowl over a 600 series. 

As a youngster, she enjoyed taking the train with her family to New York City to watch the NY Yankees play. She also enjoyed Syracuse Orange basketball, NASCAR racing, bingo and trips to Atlantic City casinos.  Throughout her life, she loved her job, her coworkers, watching the NY Yankees and above all, her beloved family. 

Surviving are two sons and her daughter-in-law, Scott D. Lancor, and Tracy and Angie Lancor, all of Harrisville; four granddaughters and their spouses, Maria and Christopher Campbell, Rosa and Carlos Toledo, Alicia and Michael Matice, and Nina and Ron Taylor; six great grandchildren, Angelo Brian, Joseph Scott, Johnathan Santino, Talia Lorna, Gianna Virginia and Leonardo Pasquale; two sisters, Madeline Paul, of Norwich, NY, and Mary Tornatore, of Canastota; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Richard and Mary Fratini, and Robert Fratini, all of Oneida, and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her loving husband, Joe, of 51 years, she was predeceased by her grandson, Brian Daniel Lancor, three brothers, Eugene, Francis and Nazzi Fratini, and a sister, Barbara DiGeorge.

Virginia’s funeral service will be held on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, beginning with a Family Prayer Service at 9:45 a.m. at Scanlon Funeral Home, Harrisville, followed by an 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial from St. Francis Solanus Church, Harrisville, with the Rev. Donald J. Manfred, Pastor, officiating. Interment on a later date will be in the parish cemetery.

Calling hours will be held on Monday, October 28th, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Harrisville Youth Bowling, c/o Harrisville Lanes and Lounge, 14160 Church St., Harrisville, NY 13648.

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   Posted Thu October 24, 2019
I can't remember a time I visited Chucks, and didn't see your smiling face. Rest in Paradise beautiful lady...

Elaine Murray
   Posted Thu October 24, 2019
Virg was amazing, always ready with a smile and a kind word. Harrisville is a sadder place without her.

Loretta Hall
   Posted Fri October 25, 2019
Our hearts are heavy in Harrisville Virg-you were such a welcoming presence every time one entered the store.ALWAYS smiling-always pleasant- and ALWAYS asking about our 96 year old mom who loved you dearly too. We will miss you dear lady-May your family find comfort in how much you were loved by so many-Sooo happy you took that carriage ride last year with us- You will be missed!!

Debbie Cobb
   Posted Fri October 25, 2019
Rob and I would like to express our condolences to Virg's family . She will be missed by many. RIP Virg.

Mark & Kelly Ritz
   Posted Fri October 25, 2019
Mark & I would like to send our condolences to Virg's family. Virg was a very special wonderful lady she could always put on a smile your face when you walked into the store, will be missed by many. Rip Virg

Mark & Kelly Ritz

Sheri Smith Young
   Posted Fri October 25, 2019
Heartfelt sympathy to all who loved you Virg. Harrisville has again lost one of it's most beloved. Before moving back to Harrisville, whenever I visted even if it had been years, Virg always made me feel as though it were only yesterday that we chatted. Making me feel welcome and familiar however long it had been.And after moving back always counting on that bright smile greeting you wherever you saw her. Her presence will be deeply missed. Rest peacefully sweet lady.

Mike and Kate Lancor
   Posted Sat October 26, 2019
We always made it a point to stop and visit with Aunt Ginny at the store whenever our paths found us in Harrisville. Aunt Ginny and Uncle Joe were indeed two wonderful members of the Lancor family who are now reunited with the Fratinis and Lancors who passed before them. Aunt Ginny always greeted everyone with a smile and conversation that let you know she was truly glad to see you again. It won't be the same when we stop by the store without Aunt Ginny's smiling face. Our love to Scott, Tracy and families. Kate and Mike Lancor

Brian and Jean Burgess
   Posted Sat October 26, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Lancor family. Virg was a very special lady with a heart of gold. She will always be remembered for her kind words and constant smile. May she rest in peace.

yvonne manchester evans
   Posted Sat October 26, 2019
my heart is heavy thinking of your moms death. my prayers and thoughts go out to both tracy and scott. she was a very good friend I loved being her neighbor when I lived on that street and I remember babysitting with you boys for her. I will miss her smiling face when I come to Harrisville now just let go and let god comfort you during these days. love and prayers Yvonne Manchester evans

Norma Stuyvesant
   Posted Sun October 27, 2019
My most sincere condolences to the family.

Deneen Homer
   Posted Tue October 29, 2019
She will be missed by all those who crossed her path. Deepest sympathy for her family.

Cindy Cook
   Posted Thu October 31, 2019
Scott, Tracy, & Family ~ We are so sorry for your loss for your family … and Harrisville. Our heartfelt condolences go out to all of you. … Virg was one of a kind! Always a smile, cheerful, helpful, caring. I'll miss her stories of mom, bingo, & Atlantic City bus trips; how'd we laugh! May special moments be in your minds & hearts forever. And may you find peace in knowing she's surrounded by love & beauty, and with Joe now and other loved ones, happy, with her same big smile! RIP special lady. God bless.

Vickie Irish and Betty Jackson
   Posted Sun November 03, 2019
Dear Sweet Verge Family,
My momma Betty Jackson, myself and the entire village are mourning the loss of Verge. I barely knew her, but she knew I was a Jackson and every time I entered the store she asked about how momma was doing. She always had a beautiful smile on her face. One of the biggest smiles was when she was invited to ride in the horse carriage with my momma and friends for her 95th birthday and came running over to ride with them! Momma was so pleased. And so was Verge. But wasn't she in a hurry to get right back to work! We have a beautiful picture of her in it. I gave her one. She was one incredible lady! We feel privileged to have been a small part of her life. We will miss her!
Vickie and Betty

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