Frances Mailhot

Published on Monday, 1 October 2018 21:12


Frances Mailhot, 90, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. Frances was born Nov. 20, 1927, in Bristol, daughter of Didier and Marie Jane (Pelletier) Perreault. She married her first love, David Adams, and together they had four children. Later in life, she met and married her second and last love, John Mailhot. They eventually retired to New Hampshire.

Frances was a feisty woman, who shared her opinions generously with anyone her eyes landed on. She was fervent in her political views and could debate them seemingly not requiring oxygen. She read continually and her curiosity lasted a lifetime. Frances was adventurous and loved being current. She tackled using an iPad at 80 (keeping a cheat sheet taped to its back) and sported vibrant colored clothes and lipstick. She was tickled by anything naughty, especially playful puppies.

She lived with Alzheimer’s many years before finally moving into an assisted living facility, Westboro House in West Lebanon, N.H. There she made dear friends, Mary, a resident and Doris, her caregiver. She loved both these women and enjoyed their friendships deeply. Eventually, her illness required more oversight and she spent the last year of her life in Hanover Terrace. Her room was filled with sunlight and photos of her ever enlarging family. Her family is grateful for the care and support she received from the staff.

Frances was predeceased by her husbands, David Adams and John Mailhot, three brothers, Patrick, Roy and Roger, and three sisters Pearl, Loretta and Pauline.

Survivors include her sons, David Mark Adams (Patricia), Florida, Michael Adams, Pennslyvania, Peter Adams (Andrea), Connecticut, and her daughter, Holly Burnham (James), New Hampshire, her precious grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, cousins and her lifetime dearest friend, Eva (Toby) Testa.

The family will be gathering for her birthday in November for a celebration of her life and a Memorial Mass will be held in Connecticut in the Spring. Condolences to Frances’ family may be expressed at our online guestbook at

In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Posted in The Bristol Press, on Monday, 1 October 2018 21:12. Updated: Monday, 1 October 2018 21:14.