|Birth: ||Sep. 9, 1916|
New Hampshire, USA
|Death: ||Apr. 30, 2010|
AUBURN, Maine — Ethel Frances Allen, 93, of Auburn, formally of Springvale, died on Friday, April 30, 2010 at the Schooner Estates Residential Care Facility in Auburn.
Frances was born in Exeter, N.H., on Sept. 19, 1916, to Leon and Sadie (Merrow) Otis. Her mother died when she was 2, and she went to live with her aunt and uncle in Springvale.
In 1934 she graduated from Sanford High School. In 1937 she married her high school sweetheart, Clayton Lafrinea.
They were married for 31 years until his death in 1968. They raised a son, Breton Lafrinea.
Frances was employed for many years at the former Goodall Textile Mills in Sanford in various departments. She was a member of the Springvale First Baptist Church.
In 1976 she moved to Westpoint, Calif. She married Kenneth Allen in 1980 and spent the next 12 years with him until his death in 1992. In 2005 she moved to Auburn so she could be closer to family.
Frances enjoyed painting and doing arts and crafts. She was a very devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She especially enjoyed her time with her great grand children, Jami, Tyler, Shelby, Lucienne and Dodge. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
Frances was predeceased by her first husband, Clayton Lafrinea, and her second husband, Kenneth Allen.
Surviving are her son Breton Lafrinea and his wife Rachel of Poland, Maine; three grandchildren, Paul Lafrinea and his wife Melanie; Cheri Lafrinea and her husband Scott Brown; and Jeffrey Lafrinea and his wife, Angela; and several great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 4, from 9 to 11 a.m. with a funeral service being held at 11 a.m. at the Carll-Heald & Black Funeral Home, 580 Main St. in Springvale. Interment will follow at Oakdale Cemetery in Sanford.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the American Cancer Society , New England Division, 1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086.
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Published in Fosters from May 2 to May 3, 2010
Clayton W LaFrinea (1916 - 1968)*
Created by: No Guts, No Glory
Record added: May 04, 2010
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