Pomfret Center – Frances “Molly” Mayo, 72, of Grosvenor Road, passed away at home on Thursday, September 14, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. She was the devoted wife of David B. Mayo Sr. for fifty two years. Born in Putnam, she was one of seven children of the late Francis and Elizabeth (Corey) Clements.
Molly and her husband David owned and operated David Mayo Rubbish Removal for thirty years. She also worked for Day Kimball Hospital in the accounting department and later worked for Fiberoptics Technology Inc.
She loved her family unconditionally and cherished the times together during Sunday dinners and holiday gatherings. Her most treasured times were spent caring for her grandchildren. Molly enjoyed crafting, sewing and quilting. She used her creative flair to make beautiful keepsake articles of clothing, quilts, blankets, unique holiday ornaments and even doll clothes for her granddaughters’ dolls. She especially loved attending special events for her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed family outings to the RI beaches, Saturday tag sales, annual trips to the Brimfield craft fair and baking special treats and fishing. Her laughter was contagious and her ability to make others smile and feel good about themselves was unprecedented.
Molly is survived by her nine children: Lisa Salvas and her husband Warren of Putnam; David Mayo, Jr. and his wife Dawn of Dayville; Lincoln Mayo and his wife Paula of Pomfret; Kathleen Young and her husband Jeffrey of Royalston, MA; Amy Martel of Putnam; Luke Mayo and his wife Emily of Coventry; Mary Ellen Mayo and her wife Karin Croucher of Danvers, MA; Kelly Hachigian and her husband John of Webster, MA; and Troy Mayo and his wife Holly of Putnam; one brother Michael Clements of Putnam; three sisters, Barbara Stefanik of East Hartford, Kathleen Clements of New York, and Susan Richardson of York, SC; ten grandsons, eight granddaughters, and two great grandsons; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by two brothers, Timothy and James Clements, and one granddaughter, Erika Salvas.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Molly’s family on Monday, September 18, 2017, from 5:00-8:00 pm in Gilman Funeral Home and Crematory, 104 Church Street, Putnam, CT. A gathering will begin at the funeral home at 9:00 am on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, followed by a funeral service at 10:00 am in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Pomfret South Cemetery. Flowers are welcome or donations may be made to Masonicare Home Health & Hospice, 22 Masonic Ave., Wallingford, CT 06492 . For memorial guestbook, please visit www.GilmanandValade.com.