Frances L. Hunt, 94, died peacefully on Thursday, August 3, 2017, at St. Luke’s Hospice House, with loved ones with her. She and her husband, Al (Bill) shared their home in Forks Township for 66 years until Thursday morning, when each experienced a separate old-age incident, leading to both passing quickly that day.
Born on Dec. 10, 1922, in Clinton, Maine, Frances was a daughter of the late William and Grace (Walls) Lambertson. Surviving are two daughters, Deborah Winston and her husband, James, of Stroudsburg, PA and Nancy Coleman and her husband, Michael, of Blackwood, NJ; a son, Larry Hunt, of Bethlehem, PA; an identical twin sister, Phyllis Coffin, of N. Windham, Maine; and three grandchildren, Heather, Sean, and Drew.
An avid tennis player and fan, Frances was a long-term team captain and area coordinator for the USTA. Her Northwood Racquet Club team earned multiple titles and two appearances at the national title championships. A graduate of Westbrook Junior College, Westbrook, Maine, she was bookkeeper for several businesses, including her husband’s insurance agency. Married 71 years, she and Bill met through a shared interest in roller skating. She and her twin, Phyllis, performed in shows for the servicemen, of which he was one, during the days of WWII at Old Orchard Beach. Fran and Bill also shared passions for water skiing and snow skiing, and their children, grandchildren, and pets.
A memorial service for both will be held at 3 PM on Saturday, August 12, at the Ashton Funeral Home, 1337 Northampton St., Easton, PA. A visitation will be held from 2 PM until the service time on Saturday in the funeral home. Offer online condolences at ashtonfuneralhome.com. Memorial contributions may be made to the USTA Foundation at ustafoundation.com.