CLAYTON, NY — Frances (Fran) L. Carlisle, 88, formerly of Alexandria Bay, passed away Friday, July 1, 2022, at the Hospice of Jefferson County in Watertown, where she had been a patient a short time.
The funeral will be held at 11am, Thursday, July 7, 2022, at the Omar United Methodist Church with Rev. Jeannie Ebert officiating. Burial will follow in Omar Cemetery. Following the burial, there will be a reception held at the Clipper Inn in Clayton at 3 p.m.
Fran was born June 1, 1934, in Watertown, the daughter of Joseph and Lillian Shultz Stanford. She attended elementary school in Stone Mills and graduated from LaFargeville High School. She then attended and graduated from the House of Good Samaritan School of Nursing as a registered nurse. She retired after many years at Samaritan as a nurse supervisor.
On Sept. 11, 1954, she married Lawrence (Bud) Carlisle at the United
Methodist Church in LaFargeville with Reverend Robert Mallabar officiating. Bud
passed away April 21, 1991, at age 63.
Fran enjoyed spending her winters with her brother Joe, in Key West for many
years, as well as spending time with her family, especially her great grandchildren.
She loved the St. Lawrence River and spending time on Grindstone Island, as well as golfing. She helped out at her church whenever she could and was a member of the Seaway Prayer Group for 20 years. Fran also volunteered at the TI Museum, and the Opera House until last year.
Surviving is her son Chris and his companion Karen McCrum of Grindstone Island;
her ex-daughter in law, who she was like a daughter to her, Nancy Carlisle of
Alexandria Bay; a granddaughter, Katie; three great grandchildren, Ryland, Bailey
Mae, and Wyatt; two brothers, Alan Stanford of Florida, and Ronald Stanford of
Clayton; nieces and nephews.
A brother, Joe Stanford, predeceased her.
Donations can be made in her name to Omar Fishers Landing United Methodist
Arrangements are with the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton.
Condolences can be made at trjetty.com.