Frances Katherine Crakes

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WALLINGFORD - Frances Katherine Crakes, 89, of the Hawkins Apartments of Masonicare, died Friday, April 4, 2014 at the Midstate Medical Center in Meriden. She was the widow of Harry F. Crakes. Born Dec. 29, 1924 in Clinton, Connecticut, she was the daughter of Gustave L. Koth and Margaret Nicholson Koth.

Frances attended Clinton Public Schools and graduated from Morgan High School in 1942. She lived in Southington for many years, where she was employed at the Board of Education, and later moved to Windingbrook Condominiums in Meriden. Her greatest joy in life was her family.

She is survived by a daughter, Patricia Flach, and her husband, Ronald, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; and a son, Gary Crakes, and his wife, Deborah, of Cheshire; and seven grandchildren: her only granddaughter, Jennifer Begg, and her husband, Brian, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; Thomas Flach and his wife, Tracey, of Fairfax Station, Va.; James Flach and his wife, Kate, of McLean, Va.; Michael Flach and his wife, Lindsey, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; and three grandsons, Andrew Crakes, Jeffrey Crakes, and Timothy Crakes, all residents of Connecticut. In addition, Frances is survived by eight great-grandchildren: Carlson and Kirsten Flach of Fairfax Station, Va.; Andrew, Matthew, and Nathan Begg of Pittsburgh, Pa.; Bennett and Emily Flach of McLean, Va.; and Ainsley Flach of Pittsburgh, Pa. Frances was predeceased by a great-grandson, Joshua Flach of McLean, Va.

A memorial service will be held at a date to be announced. Burial will be at the convenience of the family at the Indian River Cemetery in Clinton, Conn.

Gifts in her memory may be sent to the Masonic Charity Foundation of Connecticut, 74 Cheshire Road, P.O. Box 70, Wallingford, CT 06492; or the Meriden Humane Society, 311 Murdock Avenue, Meriden, CT 06450. The B. C. Bailey Funeral Home, 273 South Elm Street, Wallingford, CT is in charge of the arrangements. To leave a message of remembrance please visit
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B.C. Bailey Funeral Home
273 South Elm Street Wallingford, CT 06492
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Published in The Record-Journal on Apr. 7, 2014
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