Doris Lillian Franzel Atkins, 90, passed away April 24, 2021 in the Finger Lakes Center for Living. An Auburn native, Doris was a graduate of East High School, Class of 1949.
For many years, she owned and operated "Doris Atkins Catering" and prior to retirement, cooked at Cayuga County Nursing Home and Oakland Manor. Doris attended and participated in culinary classes offered at Cornell University during the summers. She relished spending her winters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with her late husband, Donald. Doris cherished her time spent with family and enjoyed gardening, playing bingo and watching the Cooking Channel.
In addition to Donald, her loving husband of 70 years who passed in November of 2019, Doris is predeceased by her parents John and Mildred Post Franzel.
She is survived by her children, Bonnie (Bob) Brown, Earl (Diane) Atkins and Tina (John) Kensinger; grandchildren, John (Jessica) Atkins, Crystal (Mike) Fraher, Justin (Beth) Lasher, Joel (Carey) Brown, Casey (Scott) Potter, and Jordan (Kaylyn) Kensinger; as well as her 16 beloved great-grandchildren.
A calling hour for Doris will be held Friday, May 7, 2021 from 11:00am to Noon in the White Chapel Funeral Home, 2719 Erie Drive, Weedsport, with a service to follow at Noon in the funeral home. Burial in Sennett Rural Cemetery, will take place immediately following the service.
Contributions may be made in memory of Doris Lillian Franzel Atkins to Meals On Wheels, 160 Genesee St, Auburn, NY 13021.
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