Edson, Frances (nee. Ricciardelli)

July 10, 2014

August 28, 1916- July 9, 2014
Loving wife of the late Dr John N. Edson. Beloved mother of Joanne N. Rhodes (David), of North Carolina, and John R. Edson (Ann Marie), of Massachusetts. Predeceased by her loving son-in-law, Barclay Blayman. Cherished grandmother of Sarah Blayman, Tim Blayman (Jane), Megan Grandin (Philip), and John Matthew Edson, as well as several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Following graduation from The Long Island College School of Nursing in 1938, Fran worked at LICH, where she met her husband, John, whom she married in 1941. After the birth of her children, Fran devoted time to working closely with her husband, and numerous community and LICH organizations and activities. She was a member for many years of The Guild of Long Island College Hospital, and held the offices of President and Treasurer. Other memberships included The Brooklyn Heights Garden Club, Ippetonga Club, The Heights Casino, and the Wednesday Music Club. While Fran was rooted to her community in Brooklyn Heights, she enjoyed spending summers with her family at their home in Raymond, Maine.
Viewing at Scotto Funeral Home, 106 First Place, Brooklyn, NY. 11231, Sunday, July 13th, from 2-5 pm and 7-9 pm. Church service will be at Grace Episcopal Church, 254 Hicks Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201, at 11:00 am on Monday, July 14, 2014. Private burial at Evergreen Cemetery, Portland, Maine.
In Lieu of flowers, donations to the Lukemia and Lymphoma Society, Donor Services,
PO Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202, in memory of Frances Edson, would be appreciated. Donations can also be made on-line.


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david Rhodes
9 years ago

Fran, I miss you. My life is better for having known you. Thank you for being an important part of my spiritual growth and for bringing into being my wonderful wife, your daughter Joanne. With you in Spirit, I remain, Your Loving, son-in-law, David.♥♥♥

Kathy Byrnes
8 years ago

Joanne and John,
I am so sorry to hear about your beautiful Mother Passing away. I have been asking and looking for her for the past few years. My husband Tom and I had the jewelry store in Windham Maine where Fran often came for visits. We always had hugs for each other when we met. I loved her candor and spunk. She was such a lovely woman with great stories. I must have missed the notices in the paper etc. and we are now retired and have been out of touch. Thank goodness for google so I could find out what happened. I want you all to know that I cared very much for your mom , Fran, and we are sadden by your loss.
With all her beautiful jewelry she owned Fran always wore the small gold cross I gave her when your Dad passed away. This always touched my heart. Love and Prayers come your way tonight and sorry I missed seeing this before. Please stop in and see us if you get to Maine. I will be making a donation in her honor. Hugs all around, Kathy and Tom Byrnes (Windham Jewelers Windham Maine)

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