Frances A. Cole, 81, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY — Frances Alyce Cole, Watertown, wife of Walter K. Cole, Sr., passed away on Jan. 22, 2023, at University Hospital in Syracuse.

She is survived by her husband, Walter Sr.; two daughters, Alice Thompson, Wichita Falls, TX and Joanne LeGer, Oolawah, TN; four sons, Owen Cole, Wichita Falls, TX, Walter Cole, Jr, Steven and William Cole, all of Watertown; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; a sister, Joan Jackson, Dexter; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by two brothers Gene and John McConnell.

Frances was born June 23, 1941, in Watertown, a daughter to Gordon E. and Alice L. Lawton McConnell.

Frances was a homemaker.

She was a wonderful Mom, Grandmother and Great Grandmother who enjoyed being with her family and going through life with a smile.

She enjoyed tending to her plants.

Mrs. Cole was a member of the Calcium Community Church and the National Grange

Services are planned for the spring of 2023 at the Calcium Community Church on June 11, 2023, at a time to be determined. Burial will follow in the Parish Road Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Reed & Benoit Funeral Home.

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