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In Memory of

Frances M. Bohen

February 1, 1928 - September 11, 2017

Obituary


Frances Marie Bohen (nee Darcy) was born on February 1,1928, in Jackson Heights, New York. She was one of three children born to Thomas Darcy and Hazel Ward. Frances attended Cathedral High School in New York City and upon graduation entered the Sisters of Charity of Mount St. Vincent on February 1, 1947, and took the name of Sister Joan Marie. Frances got her B.A. from the College of Mount St. Vincent and her Masters in Social Work from Fordham University. She taught for many years in Schools in the New York City area. In...

Frances Marie Bohen (nee Darcy) was born on February 1,1928, in Jackson Heights, New York. She was one of three children born to Thomas Darcy and Hazel Ward. Frances attended Cathedral High School in New York City and upon graduation entered the Sisters of Charity of Mount St. Vincent on February 1, 1947, and took the name of Sister Joan Marie. Frances got her B.A. from the College of Mount St. Vincent and her Masters in Social Work from Fordham University. She taught for many years in Schools in the New York City area. In the 60's Frances moved to the New York Foundling Hospital where she worked as a Social Worker with unwed mothers, abused children, and adoptions.
After leaving the Convent in 1969, Frances moved to California where she eventually headed the Drug Treatment Program for Ventura County. In that capacity she oversaw the outpatient counseling center, the drug education and prevention program for parents and schools, the Methadone Clinic, and a residential home for women.
Frances married Evan Bohen in 1972. During their 28 years of marriage Frances and Evan travelled extensively in their trailer throughout the United States and Canada. When they retired they relocated to Sun Lakes Country Club in Banning, California. While in Banning Frances began volunteering at Precious Blood Elementary School as a Social Worker/Counselor. Frances also volunteered at San Gorgonio Hospital for several years and was a Eucharistic Minister for the sick. Frances also volunteered with the Small Faith Community at San Gorgonio Church now St. Kateri Tekakwitha Church. She left her mark on the numerous children, their families, and the many co-workers and staff whom she supervised.
Frances was predeceased by her husband Evan and her brother Curtis Darcy. She also leaves her beloved caregivers Lou and Nadine Wilson of Banning and her friends Anne O'Connor of Florida and Rose Marie de la Torre of Calimesa, and her many friends in the Community.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 11:00am at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Church, 1234 Palm Avenue in Beaumont, California. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Kateri Tekakwitha Church .

Arrangements under the direction of Weaver Mortuary, Beaumont, CA.