Frances was born to John and Mary Bennett in Dover, New Hampshire on July 7, 1934. She was the eldest daughter in a family of 7 children. She went to St. Mary's Academy in Dover where she was the lead in many plays. Her kindness and beautiful smile captivated the Boy Scouts who voted her Boy Scout Queen.
At the age of 25 she married USAF Master Sergeant Howard Conley. As a loving housewife and mother, she traveled with Howard throughout his Air Force career. After his military retirement to Florida, Frances started a career with Orange County Public Schools that ultimately lasted over 20 years. She was an active volunteer/chaperon for the middle school and high school bands.
She was surrounded by many loving family members and friends including two children, James "Jimmy" Conley and Nancy Rallis, son-in-law John Rallis, grandson James "Randy" Conley, wife Alicia and granddaughter Alexis "Ali" Rallis, and one great grandson, Ian Conley. She loved cooking chicken and rice, dumplings and "dippy" eggs for Randy and watching him create art and ride his motorcycles. She passed on her love of the theater and love of shoes (mostly high heels) to Ali and loved watching Ali cheer at football games and ride her pony.
After Howard's death she found love again with Jim Womack, her loving companion of 14 years. She enjoyed going to bingo and dancing with Jim. She found a great friend in Tess Tenekedes with whom she enjoyed drinking tea and socializing.
In addition to her family and friends, her greatest love were scalding hot tea, lobster rolls, raspberry squares, anything chocolate, shopping and the beach.
She was a gentle soul who will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her.
On Wednesday, October 19th from 6:oo PM to 7:00 PM at the Carey Hand Colonial Funeral Home, 2811 Curry Ford Road, Orlando, Florida 32806, there will be a gathering of friends for Frances. After the gathering, a Celebration of Life service will begin at 7:00 PM and then friends are encouraged to continue sharing memories and stories with the family at a reception immediately following the services at the funeral home.