Frances B. Green


ONEONTA - Frances B. Green, 94, of West Oneonta, passed away Saturday, March 30, 2019, at the A.O. Fox Nursing Home, Oneonta.
She was born May 7, 1924 in Coventry, the daughter of the late Frank and Eva (Howland) Blakeslee.
Fran graduated from Afton Central School and furthered her studies at State Teachers College in Oneonta and received a master's degree in education. She was an elementary teacher in the Liverpool and Milford school districts.
On Dec. 21, 1957, Fran married Donald L. Green in Oneonta. Donald predeceased her on May 13, 1995.
Fran was a woman with many interests. At a young age she learned carpentry from her father and loved to wallpaper and was a wonderful seamstress.
She was a lover of history and a Civil War buff. For many years, Fran was the Huntington Library historian. She even wrote a couple of history books. A true patriot, she believed in the Red, White and Blue.
An animal lover and birdwatcher, her favorite bird was the Eagle. In her later years, Fran and her sister, Georgia enjoyed riding around and taking photos of churches, cemeteries and covered bridges.
She also enjoyed caning chairs with her husband, craft group at Elm Park United Methodist Church and watching NASCAR, Syracuse basketball and pro boxing. Fran was also very involved with volunteering with the West Oneonta Fire Department horse shows. She looked forward to this event every summer.
Her family will remember her as a wonderful cook and baker (zucchini bread was her specialty). In the summer she would love to grow and tend to her garden, pick berries and then in the fall harvest her crops and she and Don would spend a lot of time canning all sorts of "stuff" (sauces, relish, vegetables, fruit, etc.).
Fran was a member of the Elm Park United Methodist Church, Oneonta Historical Society, Covered Bridge Society, Order of Eastern Star for more than 50 years and the West Oneonta Fire Department Women's Auxiliary.
Fran is survived by her children, Mark A. and Kristine Green, West Oneonta and Marie Green Curpier, Saratoga; granddaughter, Lily Brooke Curpier; sister, M. Eileen Hotaling, Binghamton; as well as several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her sister, Georgia Blakeslee; brother-in-law, David Hotaling; and niece, Charleen Seeley;
Calling hours will be held from 4 to 6 p.m., Sunday, May 12, at Bookhout Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oneonta. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, May 13, at the funeral home with the Rev. David Rockwell officiating. Burial will be in the Cook Cemetery, West Oneonta.
For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Susquehanna SPCA, 4841 State Highway 28, Cooperstown, NY 13326 or Oneonta Historical Society, 183 Main St., Oneonta, N Y 13820.
Online condolences may be made at www.bookhout
Arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Home, Oneonta.
Published on May 6, 2019
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2 posts

Tom Leahy
May 07, 2019
Mark and Krissy,

Sorry about your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Keith Casey
May 07, 2019
Fran was a great and very special lady. as we share the same Birthday we celibate the great life she so enjoyed.
One of the great memories is of the time when I built her driveway..
my condolences go to her children and I do with them all the very best..
remembering Mom forever,