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Frances Caranda-Brisbane
Sunrise: January 7, 1938 - Sunset: December 11, 2012

The Brisbane, Caranda, Harris, Hayes and Washington families announce with profound sadness and regret the home going of their mother, grandmother, great grand mother, sister, aunt and cousin Frances Sarah Caranda-Brisbane, affectionately called Ms. Frances, Ma Frances, Cousin Sarah, Aunty Frances, Ma.  Ms. Frances peacefully transitioned into her glorified form to the Heavenly abode of her Lord on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 on Staten Island, New York, United States of America.   Ma Frances immigrated to the United States of America in the late eighties to unite with her children.  Prior to coming to the United States, Ma Frances resided on Clay Street in the city of Monrovia, Liberia for several decades. She was highly revered by the many longtime residents of Clay Street. A devout Christian, Ma Frances was a committed member of the Faith Healing Temple of Jesus Christ on Bushrod Island, Monrovia, Liberia. Ms. Frances was also a longtime employee of the Maternity Center Hospital. She is remembered by many who gave birth at the hospital for her trademark infant shirts which she sold for a very minimum amount.  

She  leaves to mourn her  loss her sons, Edwin “Big-Boye” Brisbane (Ethel),  of Durham, North Carolina and Romeo “Buku” Brisbane, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, her daughters,  Beatrice Zawolo-Brown of Lorton, Virginia, Julia Harris Yancy ( Maxwell) of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Miatta Brisbane (Jeff) of Tacoma Park, Maryland, Dabah Brisbane- Karnley, (Edwin)of  Staten Island, New York and  Matus Brisbane, of Staten Island, New York, three brothers, Doughba, Charles and Benjamin Caranda, two sisters Caroline Caranda and Alice Konneh, a host of grand children, several great grand children, several nieces and nephews, many cousins and well wishers of the United States, Liberia, Ghana and many other parts of the world. Her daughter, Oretha Outland and son Thomas Krako Kpabar predeceased her.

Funeral Arrangements

Wake Keeping:

Friday, January 4, 2012 8:30 PM
Christ Lutheran Church
27 Hudson St.
Staten Island, New York 10304


Saturday, January 5, 2012 8:00 AM
Christ Lutheran Church
27 Hudson Street
Staten Island, New York 10304


Rosedale Cemetery