Frances E. Dickie

Frances E. Dickie, 92, of 60 Church St., Saranac Lake, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at Meadowbrook Nursing Home in Plattsburgh.

Born in Saranac Lake on July 28, 1921, she was the daughter of Leland and Grace (Bassett) Dassance.

Frances had been employed by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation from 1973 to 1993 as a secretary. Prior to that she had worked as the city editor for the Adirondack Daily Enterprise for 10 years. She had served as a volunteer for the American Red Cross, the First United Methodist Church and the 1980 Winter Olympics, and was a member of the Northwoods Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club. She was also a volunteer for High Peaks Hospice, the Adirondack Room and the Visitors Interpretive Center in Paul Smiths. Knitting was a hobby she loved and shared with many friends.

She is survived by one son, Robert L. Dickie and his wife Susan of Mascot, Tenn.; three grandsons, Robert J. Dickie of Clifton Park, John Dickie of Scotia, Steven Dickie of Schenectady; and one great-grandson, Sean Michael Dickie of Schenectady. Fran is also survived by her special friends Phyllis Duprey, Cay Craig and Lois Klatt. She was preceded in death by her father, mother and one grandson, Sean R. Dickie.

Calling hours will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. A funeral service will immediately follow at noon at the funeral home with the Rev. Michael Richards officiating. Burial will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery in Newfield.

Friends wishing to remember Frances E. Dickie may make memorial contributions to High Peaks Hospice in care of the funeral home. Family and friends can also share their memories and sign the online guestbook at