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.
Deborah J Phinney
Chris, I am so sad to read of your Mom’s passing. My Mom and your Mom were friends and fellow nurses. I am happy that I was able to see your Mom at Cheryl’s benefit. Please know I am thinking of all of you at this difficult time.
Sad to hear, Fran was my first Nurse Manger at the Keep home after graduation. Very kind and a role model.
Ginny Martusewicz MacCallum
Chris, I’m so sorry to hear about your mom- I don’t need to tell you about our family’s history together- and how many great memories I have of both of your parents when we were all neighbors. I loved running into your mom later years at the Clipper and catching up. She was a pure gem!
Chris and family: Sorry for your loss. Listening to you proudly talk about her i know she lived a full and happy life. My memories of her go back a few years to when we had birthday parties at your house and she had everything just right. Enjoy you memories. Pat& Gerry Dewey.
Chris and family
So very sorry for your loss. She was such a sweet lady whom we enjoyed visiting with at the restaurant. Lifting you all up in prayer.
So sorry to hear of Frans passing. She was a supervisor when I was a new RN . She was kind , caring and well loved by all. As new nurses we knew we could turn to her with any problem and she would be there to help us. We all respected her and her wisdom . I have now been a nurse for 53 years and I have never forgotten her and all that she taught me. ❤️
James and Josette Ellingworth
We are so sorry to hear about Fran’s death. It was a pleasure to see her every winter in Key West. We will miss her.
We like to offer our condoléances to the family.
Her friends in Key West will miss her also. She was generous with her time and friendship.
Chris, so sorry to hear your mom’s passing. She was a wonderful lady.
So sorry to here of Fran passing she was a wonderful nurse and supervisor @ HGS. You could always count on her to answer any questions you might have . She was a great role model very professional and dedicated to Samaritan.
My condolences to you Chris and the rest of the family. To raise a good family takes a special woman indeed. Her blessings will continue to shine in all of you.