Frances L. Alwardt, a resident of Oak Bluffs, died Sunday, April 19 at the Windsor Nursing Facility in South Yarmouth. She was 82.

She is survived by her children Marcia J. Anderson and her husband Steven of N.C., Carl Michael and his wife Sara of West Tisbury, Joan Ethier and her husband Jamie of Salem, and Eric and his wife Sharon of Plymouth.

She is also survived by nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Frances was predeceased by her husband Carl W. Alwardt, her parents Alexander and Grace Crowell, her sister Norma Jean White, her granddaughter Carly E. Anderson and her grandson Nicholas J. Alwardt.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, April 22 at 11 a.m. at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Oak Bluffs.

Donations may be made in her memory to the Alzheimer’s Association at