Frances “Fran” Reynolds, a Westport resident for 56 years, and the much-loved senior services coordinator for the Department of Human Services, died Friday. She was 89.
Her obituary says, “Fran was an amazing and inspiring woman whose laugh and smile warmed all those who knew her. She loved going to Compo Beach, gardening in her yard and New York City, but most of all, spending time with her family and friends, who she viewed as her greatest gifts.”
Fran graduated in 1949 from Wellesley College. She then attended Yale University for Graduate Studies, as one of the first few female students.
Fran worked for the National Tuberculosis Association and American Lung Association in New York City. She met and married the love of her life, Bob, and moved to Westport. In addition to serving as senior services coordinator for Westport for almost 25 years, Fran was on the board of directors for the Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging, Visiting Nurse and Hospice of Fairfield County and Westport Senior Center. She received numerous awards for her work.
Survivors include her children and their spouses, Suzanne and Vincent Baum of Connecticut, and Dorothy and David Verani of New Hampshire; granddaughters Megan, Katie, Kiera and Julia; nephew Alan Leland; niece Nancy McGuinty, and 10 great-nieces and nephews. She will also be missed by Bob’s daughter, Carolann, her grandson Kent and great-grandchildren, Danielle and Luke.
Visiting hoursare at Collins Funeral Home in Norwalk tomorrow (Thursday, May 31, from 9 to 10:30 a.m., followed by a mass at St. Luke’s Church in Westport (11 a.m.).