Frances E. Moran
unknown - September 25, 2011
Frances E. Williams Moran, 82, of North Syracuse, passed away Sunday Sept. 25, 2011, at Rosewood Heights. A Panther Lake native, she was raised on her family's farm, graduated from Camden High School in 1947, and attended Powelson Business School.
Fran was employed by the Pomeroy Agency and retired from the Gere Agency in 1988. She was a member of Andrews Church, where she taught Sunday School and was Troop 157 Cub and Webelos Den Mother.
Fran loved to garden and enjoyed traveling to Canada, Bermuda, Florida, San Francisco, Palm Springs and Colorado Springs. She especially looked forward to her family's annual trips to Cape Cod.
Fran will be remembered for her auburn hair and freckles, sense of humor, intelligence, and zest for life. She excelled as a homemaker, as she did with everything, and loved spending time with family and friends. Fran will be greatly missed by all who were fortunate enough to have known her.
Surviving are her husband of 60 years, William E. Moran; her children, Kim A. (Nancy) Moran and William E. Moran, Jr. both of North Syracuse; two grandchildren, Kelsey C. Moran at the University of Buffalo and Abigail G. Moran of North Syracuse and step-granddaughter, Erica N. Kelly of Syracuse. Also surviving are her sisters, Helen Cornell of Jamesville, Dorothy Capria of North Syracuse; a brother Donald (Joan) Williams of Cicero and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Fran was predeceased by her parents, Frank Williams and Evelyn Sewell Law Williams, and a sister, Verna "Bonnie" Faulkner.
The family thanks the caring sixth floor staff at Rosewood Heights.
Burial: 9:30 a.m. Saturday Oct. 1 in Fairview Cemetery, Williamstown,. Memorial services: 1 p.m. Saturday Oct. 1 at Andrews Memorial United Methodist Church, 106 Church St., North Syracuse.
Donations may be made in Honor of Fran and Kelsey to the Arthritis Foundation, PO Box 96280, Washington, DC 20077 arthritis.org or the Alzheimer's Association, CNY Chapter, 441 West Kirkpatrick St, Syracuse, NY 13204 alzcny.org Memorial messages may be left at FergersonFuneralHome.com.