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Frances Corrow

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Frances Corrow, 93, of Manchester passed away peacefully on Friday, March 14, 2014, at The Village at Buckland Court in South Windsor.

Born May 13, 1920, in Manchester, she was the daughter of John Crawford and Lulu Belle Dutton. As a young woman, she worked at Aetna Life Insurance Company. She married Raymond Overton in 1941 and had four children. In 1970, Fran and Ray moved to Morrisville, Vt., where they opened and ran a gift shop. She was an active member of the congregational church in Morrisville. She volunteered for many years at Second Chance and Home Health & Hospice. After her first husband's passing, Frances remarried in 1995 to Robert Corrow of Vermont, now deceased. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She adored animals.

She was predeceased by her daughter, Caren (Overton) Meyer. She is survived by her children, Janet (Overton) McLaughlin, Raymond Overton and his wife, Patricia, and Barbara Overton; her son-in-law, Curtis Meyer; her grandchildren, Elaine (McLaughlin) DeLong and her husband, Steve, Donald McLaughlin and his wife, Chalinee, Sharon Meyer, Michelle Meyer, Jonathan Overton and his wife, Kristen, and Elizabeth Overton; her great-grandchildren, Alexandra DeLong, Robert Hall, Samantha DeLong, Golf McLaughlin, Donald McLaughlin, Dennis McLaughlin, Shyanna Page, Evan Overton, and Declan Overton; her nieces and nephews, other extended family, and many friends in Vermont.

The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to Masonicare, Friends for Friends, and to all her care providers at The Village at Buckland Court.

A wake will be held on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at the Tierney Funeral Home, 219 W Center St., Manchester, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Frances' name to "Our Companions Animal Rescue" P.O. Box 956, Manchester, CT, 06045-0956, or through their website

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Published in Journal Inquirer from Mar. 17 to Mar. 22, 2014
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John F. Tierney Funeral Home
219 West Center Street Manchester, CT 06040-4857
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