Obituary of Frances M. (Philpott) Edgett
Frances M. (Philpott) Edgett, 90, passed away on October 16, 2023, with her loving family by her side.
Frances was born on March 13, 1933, the daughter of Francis and Eva (Shreck) Philpott. She attended local schools, graduating from Utica Free Academy in 1951. Frances was a communicant of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church where she sang in the choir. Frances retired from the New York State, Office of Mental Health in 1988, after 27 years of dedicated service. During her retirement years, she enjoyed traveling, working in her flower garden and was an active member of the North Utica Senior Center, where she also sang in the Senior Choir. Frances was a true animal lover and always had a cat to share her home.
Frances is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Susan (David) Grover and Nancy (Michael) Majdak; one granddaughter, Nicole (Travis) Hutchinson and one grandson, Andrew (Kali) Gagnon. She also leaves behind two nieces, Joyce Rhone and Michele Wouters, with whom she was extremely close; two very special people, Jimmy Gaffney and Ronnie Perini, both of whom she held near and dear to her heart, as well as six great grandchildren, three great nieces, two great nephews and her kitty companion, Tuxedo. She was predeceased by her two sisters, Thelma Minnard and Eleanor Brisson; two nieces, Lorraine Bourgeois and Carolyn Roy and a great granddaughter, Emery Beth Hutchinson.
The family wishes to thank the second-floor staff of the Utica Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, for the kindness, care and compassion shown to Frances during her stay there.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to Frances’ funeral services on Saturday, October 21, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. at the Heintz Funeral Home, 408 Herkimer Rd., N. Utica. She will be laid to rest in West Schuyler Cemetery, Newport Rd., Schuyler NY. Visitation for family and friends is Friday, October 20th from 3:00-6:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Lewis County Humane Society, P.O. Box 682, Lowville, NY 13367 in Frances’ memory. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Frances Edgett, please visit Tribute Store