McDermott, Frances

Frances (Bauer) McDermott, 82, of Farmington, widow of Robert L. McDermott, to whom she was married to for 56 years, passed away peacefully Wed, Oct. 26th. Born in Unionville, June 19, 1929, daughter of the late George and Elizabeth (McMahon) Bauer. Fran worked alongside her husband as they developed Minute Man Oil, until his retirement in 1999. She loved to swim, ever since her early lifeguarding and was swimming in her pool Bob installed for her, right up to this past summer! Everyone who knew her witnessed her humor, wit and the twinkle in her eye. Fran is survived by her son, Maury McDermott of Farmington, her two daughters, Maureen Caplette of Bristol, and Charlene Larsen of Farmington; seven grandchildren, Chas and Casey McDermott, Kyle and Ryan Caplette, and Chris, Craig and Kara Larsen. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Friday (Oct. 28) from 5:00-7:00pm. Funeral services and burial will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, we would ask you to honor Fran’s memory by reaching out to a neighbor with a random act of kindness. To send online condolences to the family, please visit

Calling Hours

Friday, October 28, 2011 5:00-7:00pm

Funeral Service




Memorial Contribution

Honor Fran’s memory by reaching out to a neighbor with a random act of kindness

One Response to 'McDermott, Frances'

  1. Robert and Heidi Larkin says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you.
    May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared, comfort you now and in the days ahead. We have fond memories of Fran: such as having dinner with her and Bob, & the latest memory of her at Casey & Erika’s Wedding. Please let us know if you need anything.
    With Deepest Sympathy,
    Robert & Heidi Larkin

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