Automn Fargo

Automn Fargo - Rochester, NY - Rochester Cremation

Rochester, NY:  Automn Fargo, 67, passed away peacefully in her sleep on January 4th, 2021.  Predeceased by her mother and father, Elizabeth and Roger Fargo, and her brother Craig Fargo.  She is survived by her husband John Shepard, her daughter Alyssa Chadil, her son-in-law Andre Chadil Jr., her sisters Barbara Fargo and Deborah Williams.  


Automn made an impact on every person she met, no matter how casually.  She understood and practiced unconditional love without fail.  She was bossy as she knew too much about everything due to her life long love of learning.  She delighted in cleanliness, excellent food, home improvement plans, science, theosophy and astrology.


Automn brought to the world a compassionate mind and heart and will always be remembered by her friends, neighbors and community for her devotion to peace, social justice and interfaith understanding.  Some people shine so brightly that we are left with their glow forever.


In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice.

7 Condolences

  1. Rob Aguglia on January 11, 2021 at 12:07 pm

    I’m deeply saddened by your loss. Automn was my friend.
    A wonderful person I will never forget! My condolences.

  2. Cindy Dana on January 11, 2021 at 12:31 pm

    Automn was one of the first neighbors I met when I moved to the neighborhood. She came with an extra trash tote knowing we would be in need of one. I asked her advice on more than one occasion, she was very wise and very observant, but also very kind and practical. Truly one of a kind who will be missed.

  3. Tina Scott on January 12, 2021 at 9:19 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss … my heart breaks for all of you … such a beautiful lady!

  4. Curtin Barbara Helen on January 12, 2021 at 11:19 am

    Dearest Alyssa,
    I am deeply sorry about the loss of your Mom. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I love you! Barbara Curtin

  5. Patti Ford on January 16, 2021 at 10:59 am

    Automn was our neighbor on Grand Avenue in the late l980s-early 1990s. She was a wonderfully open, caring, and loving person, who did so much to welcome us to the neighborhood and provide friendship and support. Her love for her daughter, her siblings, and her husband was obvious and inspirational. I am so sorry she suffered during the last few years. She will be deeply missed.

  6. Sallly Daly on January 17, 2021 at 12:33 am

    To John, Alissa, Barbara, and the rest of the family: Automn and I were together for short periods over the past 16 years or so, and I will remember her mostly as a vital part of her family. Except I recall she insisted she had to have a good computer to get immediate answers to her questions. I know Automn brought great joy to cousin John, and she loved and cared about her family. I was able to share her sister during Barbara’s “lavender year” when she brought Automn’s father-in-law to visit us for the first time. He looked content to be with his niece and her entire family, especially when we brought out the gift for a grand-niece,s soon to arrive baby. Automn and John were there in spirit with us. It was Automn who brought her sister our way so this memorable visit happened. Sometimes people pass through our lives from time to time and we don’t understand their impact on our lives at first. Knowing Automn and that she was always there for all of us has been a warm fuzzy privilege.

  7. Katie Merrill on March 29, 2021 at 8:50 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Automn was such a special person. I loved her laugh & smile- mostly because of crazy things Alyssa (and I!) would do. She was very free and let us be ourselves. She wanted us to be happy. She was always welcoming to me. My condolences to your family, she was so sweet.

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