Frances G. Tersla Gannon

Frances G. Tersla Gannon 104 of Galway, passed away Saturday, March 3, 2012 at her home in St Cloud, Florida. Born in Schenectady, October 10, 1907, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Marie Parks Schermerhorn. She lived in Harmony Corners for many years and spent the winter months in Florida.

Frances worked for the Ballston Stillwater Knitting Co. She later worked for General Electric Co and American Locomotive in Schenectady where she was a welder for many years and a member of the 25 year club. She was a member of Harmony Corners Fire Dept Ladies Auxiliary where she worked at the chicken barbeques and many of their activities. She was also a member of the Harmony Corners Community Center. Frances was an avid gardener and enjoyed quilting. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family.

She was predeceased by her first husband Henry Tersla, her second husband Ernest Gannon, three brothers, George, Henry and Edward Schermerhorn, her sister, Jean VanBuren and her grandson, Joseph Pokrzywka. Frances is survived by her daughters, Henrietta Allen Morris (Delos) of Hudson Falls, Barbara Pickney (John) of Harmony Corners, and Dorothy Costanzo (Francis) of Galway, 13 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, 11 great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call from 12-2pm Saturday, March 10, at Armer Funeral Home, Inc 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at 2pm. Burial will be in Ashley Cemetery in the spring.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ashley Cemetery Association, c/o Henrietta Sherman, 3236 Galway Road, Ballston Spa, NY 12020 or Harmony Corners Community Center, 1401 Peaceable Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Guest Book

Dawn Droszd (Granddaughter)

Gram, You will forever be in my heart and soul. You were a very important person in my life and helped mold me into the person I have become, including having your independence, strong will and perseverance (which I got from my mom and has passed onto my children and grandchildren). I will always remember our sleepovers, tea parties and swimming in the creek. It was always a blessing to know when I was growing up that I could just jump on my bike and run away to Grams. I will miss you and love you forever and ever. Always in my heart, Dawn


I am so thankful for all of the wonderful memories Gram left me with. The "tea parties", strawberries and ice cream, sleepovers, dress up, and so much more will never be forgotten. I was so lucky to have her so close while growing up. She will be forever in my heart. I love you Gram.

Larry and Carol Zuravin

We love you and will miss you, Frances. Your fiery spirit and love for life will always be remembered!