Frances A. Morse passed away on March 14, 2017 at her Southampton home with family by her side.
She was born on December 11, 1945.
Fran retired from Holyoke Community College in July of 2015 after serving for 35 years. She worked in many offices throughout the college. The last 25 years she was the administrative assistant to the dean in the Social Sciences division. Fran enjoyed working with the students, staff and faculty.
She also enjoyed volunteering periodically throughout her life, most of all for Habitat for Humanity. She enjoyed gardening, yoga and walking with her sister Diane.
Most of all she she liked being with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was loving, devoted and proud to be their "Baba".
Frances leaves her son James E. Morse and his wife, Susan from Westfield, MA, her son David S. Morse and his wife Betsy; their two children, Hailey Angela and Emily Frances, from Franklin, New Jersey, and her daughter, Debra L. Douglas and her husband Greg; their two children, Adam Joshua and Matthew James, from Huntington, MA. She also leaves her beloved sister, Diane Baranowski and her husband Edward, of Conway, MA. Diane and Fran celebrated 10 years of walking every week to talk and catch up with the weeks happenings.
She leaves her long time friend and traveling companion, Rosanne Broulliard, of Westfield, MA, and her long time friend, Carol Vernon of East Greenwich, Rhode Island. Carol was a great comfort as a friend.
Fran also leaves her sister-in-law, Barbara Morse from Manchester, New Hampshire and many nieces and nephews. She also leaves her beloved dog, Jasmine.
A special thank you to a dear friend, Jane Vecchio, who was with Fran during many of her treatments and often drove her to her appointments. Jane went above and beyond for Fran and the family is truly grateful for her support.
Fran wanted to thank all her children for being in constant support of her during her illness, doing all the things loving children will do for their mother. Fran felt very proud of them and can’t thank them enough for their loving support.
She was also very appreciative of the friends and neighbors who stopped by to check on her or sent her warm wishes, as is her family. The love and support she felt helped her and her family cope with her illness. Services will be held at Mitchell Funeral Home, 15 Park Street, Easthampton, Ma 01027. Calling hours are 10-12 with a service at 12:00. Donations can be made to Autism Connections, 116 Pleasant St. #366, Easthampton, MA 01027 or visit pathlightgroup.org