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Frances G. Sawyer

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Frances G. Sawyer 1925 - 2008 WHITINGHAM Frances G. Sawyer, 83, formerly of Whitingham, died peacefully on Tuesday morning, July 1, 2008, at Middlesex Hospital in Middletown, Conn. Born in Whitingham on July 1, 1925, the daughter of Houghton Sawyer Sr. and Sara Graham Sawyer, she received her education in local schools. She received her four-year degree from Simmons College and went on to Yale University School of Nursing where she earned her bachelor's degree in science. She continued her education, working towards a PhD. Frances worked as a nurse and taught at New York City Hospital before retiring to the Amherst, Mass., area. Frances was fascinated with the study of archaeology and enjoyed traveling with her sister, Mary. A very avid reader, she studied medical books of any kind. She leaves her brother, Pete Sawyer of Whitingham; her sisters, Ruth Tobey of Billerica, Mass., and Margaret Mercer of New York, and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers, Lincoln and Robert Sawyer and by her sister, Mary Sawyer. FUNERAL NOTICE: A celebration of the life of Frances G. Sawyer will Saturday, July 19, 2008, at 11 a.m. at the Community Church of Whitingham. Pastor John Brigham will preside. Interment will be private in the family lot in Sadawga Cemetery. There will be no visiting hours. If friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Archaeological Society of Delaware c/o COVEY & ALLEN FUNERAL HOME, P.O. Box 215, Wilmington, VT 05363. To send the family personal e-mail condolences please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.
Published in Bennington Banner on July 8, 2008
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