Rains, Frances M.

Frances Marjorie Murphy Rains, 98, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. She was born on December 4, 1921 in East Hartford, CT to the late Lawrence and Louise Murphy. She is predeceased by her brother, David Murphy, sister Mary Reynolds, grandson Derek Miller, and granddaughter Brittany Miller. Wife of the late Harry B. Nelson by first marriage, and the late Baxter S. Rains, Sr. by second marriage. She is the beloved mother of Jean Louise Miller (James), and Joan Sinclair Brown. She is the grandmother of James G Miller II (Suzanne), Andrew Samuel Brown, and Meagan Sinclair Moskowitz (Michael).
Frances graduated from Laurelton Hall (CT) and Good Council College (Pace Univ) NY. Her first job was during WW II in Schenectady, NY at General Electric. She then went on to attend Flight School, and became a “stewardess” with Eastern Airlines. After marrying and starting a family in Atlanta, she moved to West Hartford, CT and became a teacher in the primary grades for 22 years. After retiring, she moved to Englewood, FL and enjoyed her new husband, new home, and their many new friends, playing golf, bridge, entertaining, and exploring south Florida. Frances was a gracious lady who was fun loving and took great joy in being with family and friends. She was so loved, and will be greatly missed. The family would like to thank Visiting Angels for their assistance with Frances’s care in the past year, especially Elizabeth. They would like to thank Constellation Hospice care, especially Elena and Nicole for their help in understanding Frances’s final journey. They would also like to thank Jerome Home and their staff for the love, care and dignity they gave to Frances in her last days.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Wednesday March, 18 from 6:00-8:00 pm followed by a Prayer Service in the funeral home at 8:00 pm. Burial will be private at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, CT Chapter, 200 Executive Boulevard, Suite 4B, Southington, CT 06489.

Calling Hours

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 from 6:00-8:00pm

Funeral Service

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 8:00pm in The Ahern Funeral Home


Memorial Contribution

Alzheimer’s Association, CT Chapter, 200 Executive Boulevard, Suite 4B, Southington, CT 06489.

One Response to 'Rains, Frances M.'

  1. Robin Thierfeld says:

    Joan, so sorry for yours mother’s passing. Prayers to you and your family at this time.

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