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January 1, 1970 - September 17, 2009
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Frances “Fran” Esler, 92, of Hopkinton, died Thursday, September 17, 2009 at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Born in East Rochester, NY., she was the daughter of the late Isaac and Caroline (Weinman) Youngjohn. She was the beloved wife of Fred Esler for 69 years until he passed away in June of 2009.
Fran was the last living of 10 siblings; Elmer, Leland, Earl, Amos, Lillian, Irma, Beatrice, Ruth and Robert. She was the oldest girl in the family.
Fran was a bookkeeper and business partner at the many Esler stores selling records, TVs, stereo equipment, hardware, appliances and radios. She ran the business during WWII while Fred was away working on the top secret Manhattan Project. Fran was an excellent cook and a quilter. She belonged to the quilt club in Walworth, NY. She loved being a grandmother and enjoyed travel. She was happy to board a ship or an airplane to many destinations. In the early 1990’s Fran and Fred relocated to Hopkinton, MA to be near family. Fran spent the last months of her life at Golden Pond Assisted Living in Hopkinton.
She is lovingly remembered and survived by her daughter, Carol Esler, son in law Don Keiser and grandson Cody Esler Keiser. A memorial service will be held October 4, 2009 at 3pm at the Unitarian Universalist Area church in Sherborn, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hopkinton Senior Center, 28 Mayhew St. Hopkinton, MA. 01748