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Frances E. Halpin, a 98 year old Beacon Falls resident and widow of the late Russell Patnock and Joe Halpin, passed away Aug. 26. She was born Oct. 2, 1923 in Derby, daughter of the late John & Harriet Burns Morley. Frances worked as a clerk for The Farrel Corporation and was a member of The St. James Episcopal Church in Derby. She leaves two nephews William Bassett of Southbury and David Bassett of Milford as well as stepdaughter Mary Ann Patynok of Colorado. She was predeceased by her brother Robert Morley, sister Doris Bassett, and nephew Richard Bassett. Funeral services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. The Jenkins King & Malerba Funeral Home, 12 Franklin St. Ansonia. Burial will follow in Oak Cliff Cemetery in Derby. Donations in her memory may be made to The Beacon Falls Fire Co. #1, 35 N. Main St. Beacon Falls, CT 06403.