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Frances Anderson Luck

November 25 , 2019

Frances Anderson LuckFrances Anderson Luck, 92, Watertown, NY passed away on November 25, 2019, at her son's home in Clayton surrounded by family. She was under the care of Hospice. Born May 16, 1927, Frances was the daughter of Frank B. Anderson and Alice Mae (Derouin) Anderson.

She graduated from Watertown High School in the Class of 1945 and attended Syracuse University studying Interior Design. She married Ludwig "Lud" J. Luck of Norwood, NJ in 1952. They lived in New Jersey where Ludwig was working with his father's business, Meadowbrook Farms. They returned to Watertown to run her family's business, Anderson's Fabrics, which was established in 1938 and located primarily on Public Square. They retired in 1992. Lud predeceased her that year. She moved to Clayton in early 2017 after 65 years at her home on Ontario Drive South where she was known as "the mayor".

Frances is survived by a son, Paul, daughter-in-law, Mary, and her beloved friend, Dolly, the miniature dachshund. She enjoyed (friendly) bridge, reading, crossword puzzles, sewing, traveling, family, friends and neighbors. Her love of animals and their well-being was an important part of her life. Another passion was gardening. Her home and gardens were included as a destination on a number of house tours. Weeds dared not appear in her meticulously kept flower beds and lawn. She was active as a volunteer with the Laurel Twig, Samaritan Auxiliary and Jefferson County Historical Society.

Cummings Funeral Service, Inc. is assisting the family. At her request, there will be no calling hours or funeral. Should one wish, donations can be made in her memory to the Frances Anderson Luck Foundation, which focuses on Veterinary Sciences scholarships, c/o The Northern New York Community Foundation, 131 Washington St., Watertown, NY 13601 or Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY 13601. Online condolences to her family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#7 Kathy Rowe 2019-12-05 09:28
I am so glad that I had a tiny visit with your Mom as she was leaving The 1000 Island Hotel in October. I did not realize she was ill. As always she was her perky self. Both your Mother and Grandmother had a tremendous impact on me - they were incredible people and I again thank you for sharing them with me.
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#6 Karla Peterson 2019-11-27 19:22
So sorry to hear about Frances, our prayers and sympathy to you both. Lance and Karla
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#5 Gail Smith 2019-11-27 07:36
I am so very sorry for your loss. I am so very happy to have met and made friends with Frances. Thank you for keeping her safe and sound and in great loving comfort.
I so enjoyed her wit and humor! Francis was a spunky, spirited witty gal! I never knew what she was going to say. I also am so happy to have had her and Mary’s assistance on a tough sewing project. It was then, I got to know a bit about Francis and her vast knowledge of the sewing world. Prayers you all at this time. Keep little Dolly close. God’s Speed Francis!❤️
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#4 Kevin Kitto 2019-11-27 05:16
Paul, my condolences to you and your family at this difficult time. My prayers and blessings for comfort and peace are with you. May our Lord guide you through this time we set aside for thanks with the promise that He has prepared a place for your Mom in paradise. May peace be with you and your family.
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#3 Susie ONeill 2019-11-26 17:02
Paul and Mary.....I'm so sorry. Words cannot express my sadness. She was a fantastic woman who shared many
a story with me. The time we spent reminiscing over tea and jigsaw puzzles will be cherished. Thank you for sharing her with me and giving me the opportunity to say goodbye.
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#2 Cary & Janet, Brick 2019-11-26 15:45
Paul and Mary--Our condolences to both of you. Frances was an astute businesswoman in a store that has never been replicated in Watertown. Our daughter owns a rocker Emily bought from the Anderson store way back in the early1940s! It is a beautiful piece! Frances, the Mayor of Ontario Drive, was quite a lady with a sterling reputation. Lud was a downtown Watertown fixture with her in the business. He served his country and the Watertown Legion Post 61 for many years. Frances will be missed by all who knew her. We remember well the last time we were with Frances and you in Clayton. We sure shared some laughs! We send our best to both of you in this time of sadness. Cary & Janet Brick. Sugar Land, Texas
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#1 Dana Howard Anderson 2019-11-26 15:04
Sorry for the loss of your mother Paul, she was a wonderful person with a quick wit and care dearly for animals and yes she was very meticulous about those weeds.
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