Frances J. (Wambolt) Sherman, of Wallingford and previously of New Haven, passed away on March 29, 2020 at MidState Medical Center. She was the beloved wife of the late Leo Sherman. Frances was born in New Haven on December 19, 1942, daughter of the late Henry and Sophie (Durso) Wambolt. A loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister Frances is survived by her daughter Debra Godinez and her husband Margarito; grandchildren Darien Sherman, Cheyenne Sherman, Raven Jones, Amanda Godinez, Andreas Fernando Godinez, and Sara Godinez; great-grandchildren Alexa, Bryan, and Kayla Godinez; brother James Wambolt; and son-in-law Jimmy Jones. She was predeceased by her daughter Michelle Jones. Funeral services for Frances will be celebrated privately at this time. Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, Meriden is in care of the arrangements. To share a condolence with Frances' family, please visit

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  1. My auntie Fran from what I remember had a sense of humor and a great laugh I didn’t talk to her as much as I should have when we all moved to Texas and for that I’m sorry but her memories will live on through her children. I used to enjoy going to and helping at the flea markets when we were little. Auntie Fran give my mom your sister a big hug and kiss for me you will be missed by a lot of people

  2. The last time I saw Auntie was 5 years ago when I was in Connecticut when Alicia passed away. She was so happy and shared so many stories of when her and mommy grew up. My favorite one was when mommy drove her car into the water at Ft Hale and went home and to bed like nothing ever happened. Auntie answered the door the next morning when the cops showed up. She told me how much trouble her and mommy always got into. I tired to call her every month after that and we always laughed and cried together. She was a wonderful Person and Aunt and will be greatly missed. She loved her family. May you RIP Auntie. Love you always and forever.

  3. I met Fran many years ago when we both shared the hobby of CB. We stayed friends for all our lives. We worked flea markets and fairs together, often setting up next to each other so we could enjoy each other’s company while we worked. I was with her all her life: from when she met her husband Leo, to when each of her girls were born. to when Leo and Michelle died. I would visit her when she lived with Michelle and her family and she was always so happy to see me. She made me happy when she told me I was her best friend. She was a very intelligent woman: an avid book reader, and she always had an interesting, novel view on things. She leaves behind many people who both loved and who will miss her.

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