Josephine "Francis" (Kandalec) Hewitt

October 15, 1922 - March 23, 2019
Portage, MI



Wednesday, March 27, 2019
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
St Thomas More Catholic Parish Church
421 Monroe St
Kalamazoo, MI 49006
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Wednesday, March 27, 2019
11:00 AM EDT
St Thomas More Catholic Parish Church
421 Monroe St.
Kalamazoo, MI 59006
(269) 381-8917
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At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22478
Oklahoma City, OK 73123
(800) 227-2345
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Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan
222 N. Kalamazoo Mall, Ste. 100
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
(269) 345-0273
Driving Directions
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Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

Polderman's Florist & Garden Center
8710 Portage Road
Portage, MI 49002
(269) 327-3656
Driving Directions

VanderSalm's Flipse
1120 S. Burdick
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
(800) 232-7134
Driving Directions
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Life Story / Obituary


Hewitt (Kandalec), Josephine Frances

Frances Hewitt, age 96, of Kalamazoo (formerly of Muskegon), went to be with her Savior Jesus on March 23, 2019. Frances was born on October 15, 1922 to Stephan and Anna (Kubon) Kandalec in Rothbury, Michigan. Visit with family and friends on Wednesday, March 27 from 10:00 to 11:00 at St. Thomas More Catholic Parish Church: 421 Monroe St, Kalamazoo, MI 49006. A Funeral Mass will take place at 11:00 a.m. at the same location. Frances’s family includes her seven children: Susan Hewitt, Mary (Michael) Corfman, Barb (Bob) Clark, Art (Amy) Hewitt, Paul Hewitt; eight grandchildren: Chris (Meliza) Leone, Trevor Leone, Eric (Nicole) Clark, Rob (Kristie Drca) Clark, Nathan (Jasmine Kline) Hewitt, Sarah Hewitt, Michael (Gabby McDuffee) Hewitt, David (Shelbie McGarvey) Hewitt; Her great grandchild, Sophia Hewitt; one brother Ed Kandalec as well as many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and Robert; her daughter Gladys (Tony) Leone; son Thomas; her siblings: Joseph (Julia) Kandalec, Ann Kandalec, Elizabeth (Steve) Murar, Irene (Leo) Falkowski, Steve Kandalec, Andrew (Irene) Kandalec, Margaret (Robert) Lutz, Marie Kandalec and Agnes (Vic) Kuharevicz. Visit her memory page at Frances will be remembered as a loving and dedicated mother who put her children ahead of her own needs. Memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or Hospice Care of S.W. Michigan. The family is being assisted by the McCowen & Secord Funeral Home in Portage (269) 344-5600.