Mrs. Frances (Fran) L. Carlisle, 88, formerly of Alexandria Bay, passed away Friday, July 1st, at the Hospice of Jefferson County in Watertown, where she had been a patient a short time.
The Funeral will be held at 11am, Thursday, July 7th, at the Omar United Methodist Church with Reverend Jeannie Ebert officiating. A burial will follow in Omar Cemetery. Following the burial there will be a reception held at the Clipper Inn in Clayton at 3pm.
Fran was born June 1st, 1934, in Watertown, the daughter of Joseph and Lillian Shultz Stanford. She attended elementary school in Stone Mills and graduated from LaFargeville High School. She then attended and graduated from the House of Good Samaritan School of Nursing as a Registered Nurse. She retired after many years at Samaritan as a Nurse Supervisor.
On September 11th, 1954, she married Lawrence (Bud) Carlisle at the United Methodist Church in LaFargeville with Reverend Robert Mallabar officiating. Bud passed away April 21st, 1991, at age 63.
Fran enjoyed spending her winters with her brother Joe, in Key West for many years, as well as spending time with her family, especially her great grandchildren. She loved the St. Lawrence River and spending time on Grindstone Island, as well as golfing. She helped out at her church whenever she could and was a member of the Seaway Prayer Group for 20 years. Fran also volunteered at the TI Museum, and the Opera House until last year.
Surviving is her son Chris and his companion Karen McCrum of Grindstone Island; her ex-daughter in law, who she was like a daughter to her, Nancy Carlisle of Alexandria Bay; a granddaughter, Katie; three great grandchildren, Ryland, Bailey Mae, and Wyatt; two brothers, Alan Stanford of Florida, and Ronald Stanford of Clayton; nieces and nephews.
One brother, Joe Stanford, predeceased her.
Donations can be made in her name to Omar Fishers Landing United Methodist Church and Hospice of Jefferson County.