Frances “Frani” G Jordan of Durham (the last permanent address, before she was placed in the Elderly Home in Damariscotta), Chamberlain, and Winslow Maine passed away on January 9, 2023 at the age of 77 after a long illness.
Frani was born on in Waterville, Maine March 15,1945. She was the daughter of Walter Russell and Eugenie Haines.
She graduated from Winslow High School in 1963, where she played clarinet for the marching band. She was the Class Treasurer and devoted time several clubs including Swimming, Bowling, and Archery. She was voted as the Most Mischievous in her Graduating Class. After high school she married and had two sons, Brian and Mark living in Freeport and Pownal, ME.
She found compassion working at the Pineland Hospital in New Gloucester, ME in the early 70s. She cared deeply for the children and adults at Pineland and advocated for their needs relentlessly. Later in life she continued in the caring of people while working at Lincoln Health – Miles Campus in Damariscotta, ME.
Her second husband involved in the Navy, “Frani” and son, Brian, moved to multiple locations (South Carolina, California, Germany, and Louisiana).
The simplest pleasures in life brought great joy to Frani. In her daily life she was a caring and loving wife, mother, grandmother, half sister, and friend for many who she had touched in her life. An Adventurer type, she was sensitive to others; easily relating to others’ emotions, helping them to establish harmony and good will. She would make people feel comfortable with her sincere communication, listening ear, and understanding complimented with her wonderful laugh and sense of humor.
Frani had a passionate love affair with all kinds of sweets and snacks, and anything dipped in chocolate.
She loved giving gifts and cooking to her loved ones. She loved nature and animals. She would have multiple bird feeders throughout her back yard and loved having cats. She had a collection of brooch pins she would always wear on her blouse or sweater – mainly of a dolphin or an angel.
An avid love for the ocean, she could spend hours collecting seashells along the shore. Many of her summer days were spent at Long Cove Point in Chamberlain, ME where she enjoyed the ocean views with friends and family. She also enjoyed being out in the water, from going on a Windjammer and lobster boat trips along the Mid Coast of Maine, motorsailing along the Gulf and bayous of Louisiana and celebrating Mardi Gras on a float in the heart of New Orleans – especially throwing out beads and doubloons to the massive crowd! There were memorable moments of exploring on multiple road trips (either across the United States or the many different countries in Northern Europe) all done mainly in an old VW Bus.
She is predeceased by her parents, Walter Russell and Eugenie Haines, and her son, Mark Gregory Robinson.
She will be forever missed by her son, Brian Jordan and wife Patricia, granddaughter, Amber, and half brother Mike Russell and wife Cheryl, and many other close friends and extended family.
A graveside service will be held on May 19 at the Howard Cemetery on 748 Augusta Rd, Winslow, ME at 12 noon. Plans for a reception is TBD.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her name to the Alzheimer’s Association. Arrangements are in the care of the Veilleux and Redington Funeral Home. Messages of condolence and memories may be expressed at www.VeilleuxFuneralHome.com for the Jordan family.