Frances “Fran” Perth

January 21, 2016
Frances “Fran” Perth, 93; of Mexico passed away peacefully Thursday at Seneca Hill Manor, Volney, NY. She was born in Syracuse, NY to the late Orra and Sadie (Shepard) Bailey. Mrs. Perth has been a resident of Mexico, NY for most of her life. She worked for Armstrong Co., Fulton and retired after 40 years of service. She and her husband then opened Red Wind Mill Antiques, Vermillion, NY and continued to successfully own and operate the business for several years. Mrs. Perth’s passion was anything old and vintage. She loved to share her knowledge of the past and in her later years she became best known for her knowledge of postcards and the history of her local surroundings. Mrs. Perth also enjoyed contributing to select causes that would directly help people in need. She was pre-deceased by her devoted husband Walter Perth in 1989, and 7 siblings: Ward, Donald, Glen, Earl, Luava, Margaret and Betty. Mrs. Perth is survived by her brother-in-law: William Salmonsen of Clay, NY, nephew: James (Jackie) Salmonsen of Volney, NY, nieces: Lisa Mikos of Canadaigua, NY, Elaine DeLong of Palermo, NY and several nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. Calling hours will be conducted Tuesday from 3:00 to 5:00 PM at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc. 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton. A Graveside Service and Burial will be held in the spring at Vermillion Cemetery, Vermillion, and NY.

2 thoughts on “Frances “Fran” Perth

  1. My condolences to Frances’ family. My thoughts and prayers to you.

    I enjoyed meeting Frances at postcard shows.She was instrumental in providing postcards that went into my book on Pulaski.

    I loved her enjoyment of life, and her great laugh!

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