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“Fran drove us to school many mornings in her car..through ice and snow. She was a lot of fun and always cheerful. My mom appreciated her friendship...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Joanne Delmonico

“Whether seeing your mom at church or in the neighborhood she was undoubtedly wearing a smile! Know we are thinking of your family. The Cherny Family ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: Sue Cherny

“We would walk in the front door at 123 Victoria Place and have a peanut butter sandwich like we lived there. We played kick the can, capture the flag...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Sharon Zazzara

“Deepest condolences to the Ferris Family. The Essi family and the Ferris family go way back. Thinking of you Jen and fam! Majdi & Claire Essi-and the...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Majdi Essi

“Jen:I am sorry over the passing of your dear mother. She and all of your family will be in my prayers. ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Andy Hunter

“My sister Joyce Brown went to school with George and my brother James (Jim) was great friends with Bill. At Sumner, I was buddies with Johnny. Your...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: John Brown

“Like a second Mother and 55 years later I'm still trying to figure out how this little women had the energy to handle every day as if it were just...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: CARL SORENSEN

“Dear Family and Friends of Fran -- I first met Fran when she was a Democratic election inspector and I was the 17th Ward Democratic Chair. She was a...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Dick & June Brickwedde

“John and I join you all in celebrating your Mother's life. And your own lives are the ideal testament to her love and devotion.She will be missed at...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: John and Nancy Murray

“Many memories of happy times spent in the Ferris house. Mrs. Ferris always made it a home! I always thought she was n early believer in "It takes a...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Margaret Murray

“As neighbors near our Allen Street home, the Ferris' were the best. I'm certain Frances had much to do with the kindness and friendship displayed by...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Martin Murray


Frances E. (Gokey) Ferris 91, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday August. 28.

Fran was born on Sept. 7, 1924 in Oswego NY and was known to her hometown as one of the Gokey twins. She fell madly in love with a handsome local lad, George Ferris. The two were married on December 9, 1944 in the midst of WWII. After the war they moved around central NY a bit, and finally settled in Syracuse where George took a job teaching in the Syracuse City School District. Here, they raised their seven children.

Fran was a full-time housewife, mother, grandmother and card shark. She loved surrounding herself with family and friends. Fran was a little woman with a huge love. The Ferris door was always open as the kitchen oozed warmth and laughter. She welcomed many to her home in the heart of the Westcott Nation. If you were especially blessed, she knitted you one of her Icelandic afghans.

Fran is predeceased by her beloved husband, sons William (Maryln) Ferris and Charles (Mary) Ferris, and her brother Walter (Rita) Gokey. She is survived by her sons George (Betty) Ferris, Johnny Ferris, Bernard (Colleen) Ferris, and daughters Marjorie (Kurt) Hildreth and Jennifer Carnes. She is also survived by her twin sister Jane Rafferty and her kid sister Marianne VanBuren. Fran was also blessed with 12 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Frances, a devout Catholic, has been a member of All Saints Parish since its inception as St. Therese's Church. There will be a memorial mass to celebrate her life at 11:30 am Thurs. Sept. 1st at All Saint's Church. As there will be flowers wherever Fran goes, the family just suggests prayers for peace in these turbulent times. After the services there will be an "open house" for family and friends at Fran's home.