Friday, January 3, 2014

Our dear Michelle has passed away.

Michelle Lee Gordon, 36, Scotia, NY, passed into the arms of the Lord on January 1, 2014 at her residence with her loving family present after a courageous battle with colon cancer.  She was born on October 31, 1977 in Glens Falls, NY and was the daughter of William M. (Connie Reynolds) Gordon of Burnt Hills, NY and Jo (Hill) Landolfo of Scotia, NY. 

Michelle was a graduate of Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School, class of 1995.  She received her Bachelor’s Degree in marketing from SUNY Albany.  She worked for the NYS Department of Mental Health in Albany as a budget analyst until retiring due to her illness.  A determined advocate, Michelle established a non-profit organization, Yes We Can Sir to raise cancer awareness. 

She was the beloved wife of Marcus W. Frechette;  loving and devoted mother of Marcus William Frechette, Jr. and Sophia Christine Frechette; caring sister of Jennifer (Gary) Wells of Hudson Falls, NY, Sandra (Darren) Bratlie of Ft. Collins, CO and Jessica (Ryan) Seifert of New York, NY;  adored granddaughter of Paul and Virginia Hill of Scotia, NY, Mildred A. Gordon and the late William Gordon, Jr. of Glenville, NY, and Alice E. Reynolds and the late Max Z. Reynolds; daughter-in-law of Martha Frechette and the late John Frechette of Albany, NY; sister-in-law of Donna (Michael) Schraa of Scotia, NY, John (Laura) Frechette of Rensselaer, NY, Ronald Frechette of Albany, NY, Sandra Tolbert of Scotia, NY and Fran (Vosco) Hicks of New York, NY.  She is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins and was the “favorite” aunt of numerous nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call Monday, January 6, 2014 at the Burnt Hills United Methodist Church, 816 Route 50, Burnt Hills, NY 12027 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM.  A celebration of her life will be held at 6:00 PM following the calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made for the benefit of Michelle’s children with checks made payable to “Marcus Frechette and/or Sophia Frechette” c/o William Gordon, 30 Velina Drive, Burnt Hills, NY 12027.  Alternatively, donations may be made to The Colon Club ( in Michelle’s honor, where she received immeasurable support.

With confidence, the family has placed their trust in the loving care of the Townley & Wheeler Funeral Home, 21 Midline Road, Ballston Lake, and they encourage you to view and leave messages on Michelle’s Book of Memories at

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