Frances Colegrove
Frances Colegrove

Obituary of Frances M. Colegrove

Dansville – Frances M. Colegrove, 93 years of age, passed away Friday evening, February 9, 2024 at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. Frances was born November 13, 1930 in Barnstead, NH the daughter of John and Blanche (Locke) Golden. Frances was part of a very large family as she had 16 brothers and sisters. She grew up in New Hampshire and at 16 years old moved to Springwater. Frances and Dana Colegrove met and were married December 18, 1948 and together celebrated over 70 years of marriage prior to Dana passing away in 2019. They resided in Springwater for many of their years together prior to moving to Dansville in 2002. After retirement Dana and Frances spent 6 months of the year in New York and the other 6 months in Davenport, FL at the Mouse Mountain Resort until 2019. Many will remember Frances at the post office in Springwater. She began her career as a clerk and retired as the Post Master in 1985 with 35 years of service. Her hobbies were many! Frances was a coin collector; played Euchre, Bingo, Sequence and many other games; camping in the 1000 Islands at Grass Point State Park and Myrtle Beach at Oceans Lake. She loved to bake, especially Christmas cookies and fudge – many dozens to all her family; knitting, sewing and making homemade clothes for her kids was a special talent of hers; along with her wit and sarcasm that she often displayed to the delight of her family. Frances loved her “programs,” Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune and of course her soap operas! . Frances and Dana especially enjoyed going to the casino and trying their luck, Frances always seemed to be one of the “lucky” ones! She also enjoyed watching birds, (especially Cardinals) and butterflies. However; it was her family that Frances loved most. Her husband, children, grandchildren and now her great grandchildren. She loved them all especially the “little ones!” Frances was the “Peacekeeper” and encouraged all to live by the “Golden Rule.” Her favorite song, “You Are My Sunshine” that she would often sing to her children has been passed down from generation to generation. Frances was predeceased by her parents, John and Blanche Golden; her in-laws, Ted and Thelma Colegrove, her husband, Dana Colegrove; her son Steven Colegrove; her daughter and son in law, Candace and David Brownell; and many of her siblings. She is survived by her daughter, Karen (Paul) Welytok of Cohocton; her grandchildren, Courtney (Peter) Waldron of AL, Kelsey Clark (John Kaseman) of Rochester, Christian Colegrove (Janette Westman) of Rochester, Tyler (Megan) Colegrove of Dansville, Carina (Chris) Furia of Wayland, Kaleigh (Eric) Briceland of OR, Michael (Renee) Folts of Wayland and Molly Oas (Cole Rowland) of Wayland; her great grandchildren, Oliver, Emersyn, Jacob, Joshua, Olivia, Myles, Chase, Ella, Brayden, Ryder, Addison, Kainen and Greyson; her sister, Jean Vlangas of NH; her brother in law Harvey (Charlotte) Colegrove of Rochester; along with a multitude of nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. A celebration of life is being planned and will be announced when finalized. Contributions in memory of Frances M. Colegrove may be made to the Vincent House, 310 Second Ave., Wayland, NY 14572 or to the Springwater United Methodist Church, 8001 South Main St., Springwater, NY 14560.
A Memorial Tree was planted for Frances
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at St. George-Forsythe Funeral Home
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