COPENHAGEN, NY – Frances R. Hebert, 89, passed away on Friday, March 29, 2019, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse, surrounded by her loving family.
Born March 27, 1930, in Chaumont, NY, a daughter to the late Ernest and Winifred (Reff) Reasoner, she graduated from Cape Vincent Central School in 1948.
She went on to work as an operator for New York Telephone from 1948 to 1952. In 1952, she became the bookkeeper for the family farm in Copenhagen.
On June 14, 1952, Frances married Sylvio A. Hebert in St. Patrick’s Church, Watertown. The couple operated a dairy farm in Copenhagen until their retirement in 1987, when they turned the business over to their son, Ronald. Sylvio passed away on October 5, 1998.
She enjoyed going to church, sewing, reading, word search, baking, mowing the lawn, but most of all she loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchild. She was a member of St. Mary’s Church, and she also attended a widow’s group once a month.
Frances is survived by her children, Ronald Hebert, Copenhagen; Dennis (Juli) Hebert, Copenhagen; Robert Hebert, Copenhagen; LuAnn (Jon) Ostrowski, Copenhagen; Nancy (Shawn) Randall, Cortland; five grandchildren, Hiedi (Caleb) Santamour; Jeremy Berrus; Taylor Berrus; Andrew Randall; Paige Randall; two step-grandchildren, Amber Coulombe; Tyler Ostowski; a great-grandchild, Levi Santamour; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by four brothers, Kenneth Reasoner; Alan Reasoner; Herman Reasoner; Harley Reasoner; a sister, Lucille Mulzoff; a grandson, Connor in 2018.
A funeral mass will be held 11 a.m. April 2, 2019, in St. Mary’s Church, Copenhagen with Father Donald Robinson officiating. The burial will take place in the spring. A reception will immediately follow the service at the Copenhagen Fire Hall.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary’s Church in Copenhagen, 9790 NY-12, Copenhagen, NY 13626, and Lewis County Hospice, 7785 N State St., Lowville, NY 13367.
Arrangements are entrusted to Lundy Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Inc., 500 State Street, Carthage, NY.
Condolences may be made online at www.lundyfuneralhome.com.