Frances Ann Ayers

Frances Ann Ayers - Spencerport, NY - Rochester Cremation

Frances Ann Ayers, 77, of Spencerport, passed peacefully on September 11, 2021. Her final days were spent in home hospice, surrounded by her family and friends. She is survived by her husband, Carl Ayers, whom she was blessed to spend the last decade of her life with, after losing her late husband, Charles Phillips in 1998. She is also predeceased by her parents Walter and Anna Tomaszewski. Frances is also survived by her children Kathleen (Thomas) Landers, Diana (Scott) Coleman, step-children Yvonne (Jeff) Landes, Mickie (Mark) Visco, Jerry (Pelle) Ayers, granddaughters Lauren (Zack), Leah, Ella, Madison, step-grandchildren Savannah (Shane), Cassie (CJ), Joe (Kirsten), Aaron, LeeAnn, Nicole (Corey), Jason, Justin, Megan, Andrew, great-granddaughter Abigail and step-greats Austyn, Hadleigh, Mike, Aiden, Alora, Clara, Cora, River, Ryan, Landen, sister Joyce (Bob), brother Walter (Gwen) and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Frances (Fran, Frannie) grew up in Long Island and later moved to Rochester. She was involved in many clubs over the years and was always willing to take charge and help out where needed. She loved to dance and would gladly get out on the dance floor whenever she could. She loved to keep busy.

In lieu of flowers, Frances asked for donations to be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation in honor of her father, or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation: Western NY Chapter, where Fran worked for many years.

Friends and family may call on Thursday, September 16th from 4pm-7pm at Arndt Funeral Home, 1118 Long Pond Road, Rochester NY 14626. A funeral service and celebration of life will be held the following day, September 17th at 10AM at Arndt Funeral Home, 1118 Long Pond Road with inurnment to follow.

10 Condolences

  1. Rose Martin on September 14, 2021 at 8:15 am

    Fran was a lovely lady and one I was glad to call a friend. We met in the Funraisers and also in Florida where we spent time in the same park. Thoughts and prayers go out to Carl and all of her family. Fondly Rose

  2. Michael & Jan Davino on September 14, 2021 at 5:47 pm

    Carl – we were both so very saddened to hear the news and share in your loss. I have very fond memories of Fran from earlier years (with many good times) in North Bellmore, with both of you at my son Mark’s wedding in 2011, and re-connecting at our 2013 family reunion in PA. We may have been separated by distance – but not by heart. We will donate to both foundations in her honor. Michael & Jan Davino

  3. Sandra Erklenz on September 15, 2021 at 7:26 am

    My heart goes out to Carl and the family. Fran was a special lady and will not be forgotten.

  4. Annette and Rocky Heng on September 15, 2021 at 7:32 am

    There are times when people pass that hits home. This is one of those times. Frannie as our eldest cousin. I have very fond memories of her visiting Chicago and our visits to Rochester when we were kids. Although our line of cousins is long she stood out with her sense of humor. We are praying for her soul and hope she has been reunited with her loved ones who have previously passed including our parents. We will make a donation in Frannie’s name per the family’s request. God bless Carl, Kathleen, Diana and the extended family with comfort.

  5. Pat Burchill on September 15, 2021 at 12:47 pm

    Carl and family,
    Sending prayers for healing and hugs of comfort.

  6. Jean Cannata Scalise on September 16, 2021 at 11:57 am

    Carl & Family,

    So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and many prayers go out to you and your entire family. I remember all of the great times we had growing up with Fran, my oldest cousin, both in Chicago when she would visit and the many times we were able to spend in NY. She always showed such warmth and love to our entire family. We have made a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association on Fran’s behalf. May she rest in peace.

    Love, Jean (Cannata) & Nick Scalise

  7. anthony peritore on September 16, 2021 at 1:02 pm

    Carl and family

    We are very sorry for your loss. We are going to miss seeing Fran staying busy in the yard making your home beautiful. We are praying for you and your family and may the Lord give you peace during this difficult time. We are here for you and if you need anything don’t hesitate to call.

    Your neighbors
    Tony and Julie Peritore

  8. Mary Jacobs on September 16, 2021 at 1:15 pm


    I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m happy that you got to spend 10 years with Fran. I know those years were happy ones for both of you. Hold on to the wonderful memories you made together. Please share my condolences with both of your families.

    Mary Jacobs

  9. Monica Smith on September 16, 2021 at 7:07 pm

    Fran was a lovely lady and very devoted Grandma . I got to know her through her granddaughters Maddie and Ella and later through Lauren. She always had a smile to share and was so cheerful and friendly. Mark and I are so sorry for your loss and we will continue to pray for Fran and all of you.

    Mark and Monica Smith

  10. Jim McDade on September 22, 2021 at 7:42 pm

    So sorry, a wonderful woman and a good friend. Prayers to the family 🙏🙏 will be greatly missed during the winter months, when we went everywhere with Carl and Her.

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