Frances H. Ames, age 84, deeply loved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend passed away on February 2, 2013. Frances was born in Pennsylvania and was the oldest of seven children. She graduated from Moosic High School in Moosic, Pennsylvania. She later married Stephen Falcioni and had 3 children. The family moved to Florida in 1962, where Frances worked at Audubon Elementary School and Clearlake and Edgewood Jr. High Schools before working as a secretary and administrative computer assistant at the Kennedy Space Center. She retired in Clearwater, Florida and later moved back to Brevard County, where she volunteered at Cape Canaveral Hospital.
Frances enjoyed writing, traveling, and above all, family.
Her beloved husband, Kenneth Ames; brother, William Herron; and parents, Harvey and Mary Herron preceded her in death.
She is lovingly remembered by her children, Diane Falcioni, Stephen Falcioni (Sue), and JoAnn Godsey (Rob); her grandchildren, Kelly (Eric), Mindy (Justin), Joey, Tony, Melanie, and Erica; 4 great-grandchildren, 3 sisters, 2 brothers, and many other family and friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 3:00PM, Sunday, Febraury 17, 2013 at Rockledge United Methodist Church.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Rockledge United Methodist Church.
Published in FLORIDA TODAY on Feb. 14, 2013