Mrs. Francoise Marie Craig, 95, of Amsterdam, New York, passed away peacefully on September 22, 2022 at River Ridge Living Center, surrounded by her loving family. Francoise was born on May 18, 1927 in Saint-Georges de Bauce, Quebec to the late Albert and Leontine (Giroux) Pouline.
In 1953, Francoise was united in marriage to James Richard Craig III in Saint-Georges. The couple later moved to Perth, New York where they raised their family. Francoise and James shared 61 years together, until his passing on November 1, 2014.
When Francoise first moved to Amsterdam, she was employed at the Almore Company where she worked packing shipments. Later in life, she shifted her focus to raising her family. She was a devoted mother and home maker, who loved to crochet, bake, and cook for everyone. Francoise enjoyed raising fruit and vegetable gardens every summer with her husband.
Francoise was a devoted communicant of St. Stephen’s Church in Hagaman for many years, and took pride in her faith. She always made sure to look her best whenever she stepped out of the house, making sure to keep up with fashion trends, and always enjoyed shopping for jewelry.
Her loving family includes her sons, James Robert (Darlene Smith) Craig IV, and Ronald (Theresa) Craig; her grandchildren, Melissa (James Wilson) Craig, Frances Craig, Renee (Manuel Baret) Craig, Justin (Brittany) Craig, and Brandon Craig; her great-grandchildren, Jadyn Wilson, Julianna Reynicke, Isabella Baret, and Brynleigh Rose Craig; her siblings, Nelson, Jean-Mac, Gaston, Charlotte Simpson, and Therese; as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Aside from her parents, Albert and Leontine, and her husband, James III, Francoise is preceded in passing by her grandson, Sean Craig; as well as by her siblings, Rita, Mary-Paule Armand, and Dorothy.
Funeral services will be held privately, at the convenience of her family.