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Frances Ross

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Frances S. Ross

1934 - 2015. ADAMS Frances S. Ross, widow of Gary R. Ross, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 7, at Hartford Hospital after a short illness. She was born June 20, 1934 in Adams, the only child of the late Frank and Marion (Zelazo) Bernat. She graduated from UMASS in 1956 with a degree in History. While in college, a friend helped her find a summer job working in concessions at Hammonasset State Park, where she met her husband from Middletown, Conn. who was working as a lifeguard. After marriage she moved to West Germany to be with her husband who was in the U.S. Army. Returning to the states they resided in Middletown before spending the last 48 years in Windsor. Fran worked for Windsor Public Schools as an aide starting at L.P. Wilson then Sage Park and finished her career at Windsor High School. She always enjoyed reunions with the good friends and staff at Windsor High School. Rheumatoid Arthritis made life difficult but Fran kept busy with gardening, landscaping and home improvement projects. She was feisty and liked to discuss politics, movies, sports and give advice. She was a Red Sox fan but her favorite team was the UCONN Men's Basketball. She loved to tell how she saw "the shot" against Clemson when her husband had left the room thinking UCONN had lost. Fran's last year was made much enjoyable with the 24 hour care from Vivian Sarpong from EldersChoice of Conn. who became a good friend. Special thanks to the staff at Hartford Hospital ICU and Bliss 5 for their care. Fran is survived by her daughter, Pamela Nonken and her husband, Ken, of Washington, Mass.; her son, Brian Ross and his wife, Judy Graham, of Storrs, Conn.; her granddaughter, Moriah Ross of Storrs, Conn. She was predeceased by her grandson, Nathan Ross this past March. At Fran's request she will be cremated and services will be private. Fran was a dog lover and memorial donations may be made to: ASPCA, P.O. Box 96929, Washington DC, 20090-6929. To leave on-line condolences please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Jan. 11, 2015
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