Frances L.H. Wall Niskayuna Frances L.H. Wall, 83, passed away peacefully Saturday, July 6th at home surrounded by her loving family after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She never complained and fought with grace and dignity every step of the way. Born in July 14, 1929 in Bronx, NY, she is the daughter of the late Raymond and Esther (Ganly) Hamilton. Frances loved nature; she enjoyed gardening and watching the birds at the bird feeder. She was a Girl Scout leader, active with the Niskayuna Historical Society and also loved politics, acting as a polling inspector in Niskayuna for many years. Frances, along with her husband of 40 years, ran Don Wall Nationwide Insurance Agency in Niskayuna. She was a three-time cancer survivor who could be found at The Making Strides for Breast Cancer Walk every Fall wearing her Survivor shirt proudly. She loved dogs, especially her boys, Jordan and Kobe. Frances' favorite thing to do was talk and spend time with her family, whom she was extremely proud of. Frances was predeceased by her husband, Donald E. Wall; her beloved granddaughter, Shawna E. Davenport; her brother, Walter T. Hamilton; and her parents. Frances is survived by her sister and best friend, Ruth Roland; her children, Donna (Jim) Vincent, Patricia (Rick) Grindley, Ray (Mary Anne Stafford) Wall, Fran (Joel Fuoco) Wall, Marcia Tolive, Julie (Hon. Paul) Davenport; her grandchildren, Marla (Garrick), Christopher, Caitlin, Kerrie, Shannon (Noah), Kristen, Patrick, Kelly, Sarah, Amanda, Claire, Donald (Rie), Brian, Michael; and her great-grandchildren, Trent, Hunter, and Hannah. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. The family would like to extend a special thanks to The Visiting Nurses of Schenectady and Saratoga, especially Melissa and Schenectady County Hospice. Donations may be made in Frances' name to The Visiting Nurse Services of Schenectady and Saratoga, 108 Erie Blvd. Schenectady, NY 12305. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 10th at 11 a.m. at New Comer Cannon Funeral Home, 343 New Karner Rd. (Rt. 155 south of Central Ave.). Calling hours will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday July 9th. To leave a special message for the family online please visit NewComerAlbany.com
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Published in The Daily Gazette Co. from July 7 to July 8, 2013