Frances Henderson
In Loving Memory of

Frances Anne Henderson

1950 - 2018

Obituary of Frances Anne Henderson

HENDERSON, Frances (nee Mancuso)

July 20, 1950-February 18, 2018

It is with profound sadness that we share our loss with the many people who were fortunate to share in the love for our Mom, Grandma, Sister, Aunt, and Friend. Surrounded by her family, Tracy, Mike and Kylie Korneluk; MiMi Rivait and Gord Fitt; Angela, Vince and Curtis Rines; Connie Mancuso; and her fur baby Puddin, Fran joined her angels, her late husband George Henderson, fur baby Killer, and her parents Horner & Helen Mancuso. Lovingly described as OLG, the Matriarch of the casino slot family and forever one of the Dominion Girls, this true chocoholic will be dearly missed. We convey a heartfelt thank you to our extended family, especially Britanee and Brandi for your support and care. We would also like to thank the physicians and nurses at the St. Catharines Hospital and Krystal from Essentials for their amazing professionalism and compassion. Thank you to the many people for your kind words, thoughts, prayers, visits and overwhelming love. Whether you called her Mom, Grama, Aunt, Sister, Fran, Frannie, OLG, or Carmela she still wouldn’t get your name right.

“So There”; “Shoot me now”.

In accordance with Frances’ wishes cremation has taken place. Arrangements are entrusted to Essentials Cremation and Burial Services (905-354-2133). A Celebration of Fran’s Life will be held on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 from 1pm to 6pm, at Delphi Banquet Facilities, 4414 Portage Road, Niagara Falls. Casual or work uniform attire is encouraged! Memorial donations may be given to Pets Alive Niagara or to Wellspring Niagara.

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Jayne Singer
3 years ago

RIP Fran. It was a great pleasure to know you. We were lucky to have you at Fallsview.

3 years ago

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Donna Taylor
3 years ago

My heartfelt condolences to you all and your families , Frannie will forever be missed deeply …She is not gone she is just away…let us remember all the good times we all shared with her .. She will never be forgotten…keep smiling Frannie we’ll miss you …

Shirley Powell
3 years ago

Dear MiMi – I am so sorry about the passing of your dear mom. What a terrible shock it must have been. Please know that I am thinking about you and praying for peace, comfort and strength for you and your family.
With love – Gina

Diane Desormeaux
3 years ago

To Mimi,Tracey,Angela,kylieand mike,I’m so sorry for your loss.there are no words to describe how much I will miss this beautiful lady.she was one of my best friends at work.she made me laugh,cry and teach me the beauty of sarcasm.i will always remember her with great love.she was one strong women.snd she loved you all to the moon and back.stay strong. Your mom did it her way.

Janesta Bennett
3 years ago

To all of Fran’s family and friends I send my deepest heartfelt condolences. I will always remember her big smile and the many laughs that were shared with her Casino family. RIP Fran!

Sue Quagliariello
3 years ago

Sincere condolences to the family. I’m sure going to miss our work shenanigans and your sarcasm and laughter that kept us going all night! We are all feeling your loss as I speak. Thank you for your friendship. I will think of you often and miss you always, RIP OLG

3 years ago

My deepest sympathy goes out to you in this time of heartfelt sorrow. Do know that time does help heal some wounds but you will never forget the wonderful memories you shared with your Mom. Take care Mimi you are in my heart and my prayers.

Joan Large
3 years ago

Deepest condolences to all of Fran”s family and friends. A special, one of a kind lady. Will be sorely missed.

Barb Flanagan (Hudson)
3 years ago

Tracey and MiMi:

I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. She was a wonderful lady and she always made me laugh. I first met you and your mother when we lived in Summerlea Acres in the 70″s and early 80″s. She was always smiling and laughing, and I have many fond memories of her and George. We also worked together at Mr. Grocer. She will be sadly missed.

Marsha McEachern
3 years ago

My sincere condolences to your family. Fran always made me laugh at work. Truly beautiful lady with a big heart. I only have FRANTASTIC memories of this OLG. RIP my dear Fran.

Angi Skinner
3 years ago

Mike & Family,

Our condolences to you and all who knew Fran. From what I have been reading it’s evident that she has left a huge impact on all of your lives. Cherish the memories you all shared and take comfort in one another during this difficult time.

Much love to you all from your cousins.

Angi & Chris

Brenda Irvine
3 years ago

I will forever cherish my memories of Fran when we worked at Casino Niagara and carpooled together ! Your sarcastic sense of humour we all loved and will miss greatly. I had the pleasure of visiting your home on numerous occasions when Fran and George lived in crystal beach. Some very fond memories indeed. I’m saddened to hear of frans passing . My heart felt , deepest condolences go out to Mimi , Tracey , and the rest of the family , as well as her friends , and co-workers past and present. Love ya Frannie! Rest with the angels my friend. You will be forever loved and missed !

Walter and Pat Korneluk
3 years ago

We always felt like Fran was a big warm part of our family .. She always included us as a part of her family on holidays and special events .. with open arms she accepted us into her life … She was more then an our sons in laws but a warm special friend that always showed us love and kindness .. She was a strong woman full of kindness and a special kind of wit that drew you to her .. Once you had met her you would never forget her . Even though the angels have gathered another for their ranks .. the world weeps at the loss of such a beautiful soul from our midst. You will always be in our hearts and the love you gave can never be taken from us .

We speak of you often to bring you into our thoughts and memories of you will keep you here with us in our hearts always and forever .. I count my blessings to have known and loved you …

Lori Muir
3 years ago

Fran was a wonderful friend and a blessing to all of us who worked with her and were able to enjoy her humour and wonderful spirit. My prayers are being sent to all of her family at this most difficult time.❤

Julie Spencer
3 years ago

Fran you were a strong woman. You will be missed. You were a great mom to ya all in the slot Department. You smile was brighter than the sun. I always love the way you could talk to people Love the way you said the way it was No BS.
We missed every day works not the same without you your smile your laugh your kindness rest in peace Fran

Pam Pidgeon
3 years ago

The loss of someone dear to us is never easy and words just can’t express the sadness we all feel. Fran’s passing will not only leave a void in our lives, but in the hearts of everyone who knew her. I am honored to have been granted the opportunity to have known and worked with her. Thanks for all the laughs and memories Fran. May you rest in peace my friend

Penny Van Natter
3 years ago

Fran u were a joy to work with and to know. You will be sadly missed, by everyone that new you. All I could say is that u were ONE OF A KIND.

MIMi & Gord
3 years ago

Your light will brighten our hearts forever and of future always..xo

Angela Rines
3 years ago

Fran (Mom)… Words cannot describe how I feel. The last 8 days seem to be surreal. I wish I could have spent more time with you. I wish I could turn back time. Thank you for making one of the toughest decision of your life. I thought about you for so many years and was so excited and touched when you agreed to meet me. I will never forget that moment. You were a loving, wonderful and amazing woman. To make things even more amazing was allowing me to meet my 2 sisters. Two of the most beautiful women and who also embraced me and my family. Fran … I promise we will continue to be a huge part of each other’s lives. I promise to continue to support and be there for Mimi and Tracy in anyway I can. I love them and they miss you terribly, as do I. There is so much more I want to say …. God I wish you were here to hear it. Lots of love Angela xo

Steve Henderson
3 years ago

So sorry Tracy, Mimi and Kylie
Fran was such a caring person, she would go out of her way to help you.
I couldn’t have asked for a better step mother, she was a beautiful person. Xoxo

Kelli Wales
3 years ago

MiMi may your mom’s spirit continue to shine bright through you. May you be surrounded by good memories, family and friends – we are here to support you. Sending you prayers, as you are in my thoughts during this most difficult time.

3 years ago

Many prayers and much love. <3 And it goes without saying, but what a beautiful, personal, and celebratory obituary.

Tyler Harris
3 years ago

MiMi and family, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Frances. Please accept my deepest condolences, I am thinking of you all.


Wilma Giancola
3 years ago

So sorry to hear of Fran’s passing. She will be missed dearly. My deepest condolences to the family. Love, Wilma xoxo

Sera & Angie Galati
3 years ago

Dear Connie:

Please accept our deepest sympathy on the passing of your dear sister. I know how much she meant to you and influenced your life greatly. May her presence be with you .
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

The Galati Family

Carl & Linda Rines
3 years ago

Our deepest sympathy to Fran’s Family. Our prayers are with all of you.

Shirley Fullone
3 years ago

Dear Tracy and MIMI I cannot express to you how sad I am and wish I would have been home at this devastating time. I am very sorry for your loss and know you will miss your Mom very much. She was loved by many and a very good friend. I will never forget her and remember the times we laughed till we cried. She was my good friend and I will miss her.

Micki Lundy
3 years ago

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Russell aWnd Debbie Barone
3 years ago

We were at the falls view casino last night for dinner.We are from Williamsville new York and while playing our favorite slot machines and talking to one of the slot attendant girls.I asked where has Fran been Because we haven’t seen her around for awhile.We were surprised to hear that she passed away.We both felt so sad because after talking to her and joking around so much we became friends.Our hearts are broken and we feel as though we too lost a family member.Rest in peace Fran.You will be sadly missed by us all..

3 years ago

I think about you everyday, Fran. I am so proud to have had a sister who touched so many lives in a special and loving way. It was a blessing to have called you my sister

3 years ago

Happy Birthday in Heaven my dear Sister.


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