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Frances Eleanor Currier

October 16, 1921 — March 11, 2015

Meridian Frances Eleanor Currier, 93, passed away peacefully with family at her bedside on March 11, 2015. Her life was long and well-lived with much love and devotion for her family and friends. A day of remembrance will be celebrated on Monday, June 1, 2015, from 12-2:30 p.m. at Keysor Funeral Service, 11362 South St., Cato, NY, after which Frances will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband in Monumental Grove Cemetery, Meridian, at 3 p.m. Frances was born on October 16, 1921,in Phoenix, NY, a daughter to George and Leal Henley Archambo. She was raised in Phoenix, NY, and graduated from Phoenix High School in 1939. She chose to continue her business education in Baldwinsville, NY, where she completed shorthand and bookkeeping courses at Baldwinsville Academy. She then found employment at the Francis Shop in Baldwinsville and, later, Haggerty's, now known as the B'ville Diner. During that time, her home was a room in a boarding house where, fortuitously, she met a fellow boarder, Elmer Currier, who became the love of her life. They were married May 1, 1942, and spent the next 56 years together, initially traveling to California and back before settling their young family in Meridian, NY, in 1951. At home, she enjoyed cooking, crocheting, reading, gardening, and many other activities; but, but the time her children were grown, Frances was ready for a new challenge. She began this new phase of her life as a teacher's aide at Cato-Meridian Central School. During those early years she served as Vice President of the newly-formed Cayuga County Paraprofessional Association whose members were teachers' aides in schools throughout the county. In 1974, she took library and adolescent psychology courses through Auburn Community College to better prepare herself for a new position as assistant in the library at Cato-Meridian High School. Interacting with teenagers brought its own array of new challenges; but, having raised five of her own, she was up to the task. She enjoyed the kids and found her job rewarding. After retiring in 1984, Frances worked at Lang Memorial Library in Cato, NY, and she was very active in the CIVIC Heritage Historical Society as well as the Cato Citizens Club where she was trip coordinator for a few years and then secretary. She was also a longtime member of Grace Episcopal Church in Baldwinsville. Frances was predeceased by her husband, Elmer Currier in 1997; her son, Paul G. Currier in 2006, as well as her 3 sisters and 2 brothers. She is survived by her children; Michael D. (Patricia) Currier of Winston-Salem, NC, Patricia J. (Robert) Henshaw of Weedsport, NY, Steven J. (Penny) Currier of Parish, NY, and Gary A. Currier of Meridian, NY; daughter-in-law, Georgia (Paul) Currier of Riverview, FL; a stepson, Bruce A. Currier of Rockford, IL; 10 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. www.keysorfuneralhomes.com
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