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Updated: 05/21/2014 08:00:01AM

Frances D. Behm

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Frances D. Behm, 91, of Venice, Fla., passed away Friday, May 16, 2014 at her home.

Frances was born Nov. 14, 1922, in Camden, N.J., the daughter of the late Joseph and Catherine (Mattia) Abbate. In 1970, Frances and her husband, Norman, came to Venice, Fla., from Iona, N.J.

She attended Grace United Methodist Church. She loved animals and traveling and visited many countries around the world.

She is survived by son Edward J. Behm and daughter Dorothy F. Behm, both of Venice, Fla.; brothers Anthony and Frank M. Abbate, both of New Jersey; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman, in 1998.

Services: A celebration of Frances’ life will be held at a later date. Ewing Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Southeastern Guide Dogs, 4210 77th St. E., Palmetto FL 34221.