Audrey Adams Follmer

Audrey Adams Follmer - Rochester Cremation

Audrey Adams Follmer passed away suddenly on Sunday, January 30, 2022

(July 11, 1936-January 30, 2022)

Predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Bob Follmer. Survived by her children; Gretchen (Jesse predeceased) Follmer Anthony, Gary (Mary) Follmer and Andrew “Drew” Follmer, her brother Lester “Les” Adams, grandchildren; Adam (Kelly) Follmer, Caleb (Rachel) Follmer and Rachel Anthony & Great grandson Micah Hunsicker, many cousins and an adopted mom to the Baize family.

Audrey actively filled the role of daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and most importantly a friend, with warmth, caring and humor. She grew from a precocious little redheaded girl, onto an active fun-loving young person and later into a woman of good common sense peppered with humor and love for us all. She was always respectful of our feelings and dreams, wanting nothing more than to support us in whatever we were doing.

For many years she owned her own upholstery business in the 19th Ward and taught upholstery classes at night through the Greece Central School Continuing Ed. Later her work days were with ARC of Monroe County as a job coach for adults with disabilities.

Volunteer hours were spent in a variety of ways over her lifetime. These included being an usher for the Community Players, as a volunteer with the Girl Scouts, working the Fringe Festival and ushering at Nunsense. She also counseled couples with her husband.

Downtime was spent with several quilt groups including Genesee Valley Quilters & Perinton Quilters Guild. Her hands crocheted afghans, sewed quilts and knit mittens for countless children. She and Bob enjoyed camping well into their 70s and after that vacationing in the Adirondacks.

Audrey loved her family, friends, hugs and a good Manhattan at the end of the day and is missed by us all.

Memorial Service will be Sunday, April 24 at 2:00 p.m. at the West Lodge in Mendon Ponds Park.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to:

Bellas Bumbas (

1170 Ridge Rd. #208

Webster, NY 14580


International Essential Tremor Foundation (

PO Box 14005

Lenexa, Kansas 66285-4005

11 Condolences

  1. Rev. Jim Mulcahy on February 13, 2022 at 10:29 am

    Audrey was one of the finest people I ever knew. May her memory be eternal.

    • Gretchen Anthony on February 15, 2022 at 5:55 pm

      Greetings Jim,
      Tried to reach out to you via the email address in Mom’s address book but it bounced back. Could you shoot me an email at

  2. Terry Keister on February 13, 2022 at 11:34 am

    Audrey was a delightful person. Her smile could always warm and uplift me.

  3. Liz Pollock on February 13, 2022 at 12:26 pm

    Audrey always greeted you with a smile. Our neighborhood Sunday breakfasts prepandemic were memorable! May she Rest In Peace.

  4. Jill E Stevens on February 13, 2022 at 1:20 pm

    I remember her, Gretchen, when we would stop at the house during our own visits. She was full of life and clearly loved her family and friends with all of heart.
    I know you have followed in her footsteps with the same love of life and of the people in it. Now, she’s with her Beloved, Bob. Lots to catch up on!
    Maybe she’s blowing spit bubbles with joy!

    Sending you love, along with my heartfelt sympathy,
    (Your 19th Ward buddy!)

    • Gretchen Anthony on February 14, 2022 at 7:08 am

      Thanks Jill for reaching out. Been wondering how you are and what you’re up to, but couldn’t find your contact info. Call, email or text me please @ or 585-328-2488.

  5. Charlyne Hickey on February 13, 2022 at 7:42 pm

    Audrey set an example for me. A remarkable woman.

  6. Marilee Elash on February 15, 2022 at 5:50 am

    The 19th Ward has suffered a great loss with the passing of Bob and now Audrey Follmer. Both such giving and kind people. So sorry for your loss.

  7. Valerie Bandemer on February 15, 2022 at 6:55 am

    Audrey was my son-in-laws Grandma. She welcomed Kelly (my daughter) with open arms right away.
    As soon as I met her, she was a lovely lady and I felt like I’d known her forever. Her smile could light up a room. She is sorely missed by all whom have known her! Take care, love Valerie

  8. Pat Mutolo on February 16, 2022 at 3:14 pm

    Audrey was a member of my Bereavment group. We had so many laughs . We laughed at her pink hair or blue hair.. A very lovely person. She will be missed.

  9. Jill E Stevens on February 26, 2022 at 1:15 pm

    Hi Gretchen,

    I sent you an e-mail; haven’t heard back. I hope it went through.
    Battling Covid, so I’m laid low. If you can, send me an e-mail message.
    Hope to connect…


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