Catherine Virginia Crossfield DiFrancis

CATHERINE VIRGINIA DiFRANCIS (nee Crossfield) (Age 92) On Thursday, May 20,
2010, recently of Lewes, DE, formerly of Leisure World, Silver Spring, Maryland and a
native Washingtonian.

Beloved wife of the late Ernest V. Di Francis; mother of Donna Repass (Lee) and
Virginia McDowell (John); grandmother of Donna Krajewski (Bob), Michael Minard
(Sandi), Philip Repass (Nicole), Thomas Minard, David Repass (Jody), Gregory Minard
(Kelly), Shawn McDowell (Jen) and the late Kristen V. Repass. Also survived by 13

Virginia graduated from
Eastern High School (1935) and was a member of Theta Pi

After retiring from the Navy Yard in Washington, DC, she worked as a secretary for Dr.
Halpern in Rockville, Maryland.

She was a loving Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother who loved to spend
time with her family and friends.

She had been an avid golfer and loved playing cards with her friends and family. She
was a devoted member of the Interfaith Chapel at Leisure World and was a former
member of 9th Street Christian Church and National City Christian Church in
Washington, DC.

Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard,
West, Silver Spring, MD (Valet Parking) Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A
Funeral Service will be held at the Interfaith Chapel in Leisure World, 3680 South
Leisure World Blvd., Silver Spring, MD on Thursday, May 27 at 11 a.m. Interment
Norbeck Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Kristen Repass Memorial
Scholarship Fund at Sherwood High School, 300 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd. Sandy
Spring, MD. 20860
Published in The Washington Post on May 25, 2010