Frances Attaway

Announcing the death of artist Frances Scott Attaway, age 93.
Widow of writer William Attaway.
She passed peacefully in her sleep on the morning of March 13, 2022.
Fran was an internationally known fine artist, graphic, interior and landscape designer. She worked most notably as the inhouse artist with Verve Records in NYC and as the interior and landscape designer for a number of renowned houses in Barbados, including Fustic House and The Great House, as well as the original landscape plans for George Washington House and Museum. A world traveler in her work with her second husband, clarinetist Tony Scott, Fran never lost her enthusiasm for life, she was a prolific painter and always had a notebook recording life in detailed black pen drawings. Deeply loved by many, Fran gave the best advice, was intuitive and a generous spirit.
She leaves behind to celebrate her remarkable life: her sons William Attaway and James Angel, daughters Noelle Kirton and Jennifer Angel, son in-law David Kirton, grandchildren; Tacoma and Jasper Goggins, Sean St. John, Karl Doerrer, William (Billy) Attaway, Marley Kirton, Coko Kirton and Sankofa, Betta, Wasser, Vincent and Erte Attaway. Sally Eisenman and family, Susan Restino, David and Sarah Godine and family.
Close friends and family overseas include Harry and Julie Belafonte and family, the late Sidney Poitier, Billie Holiday and Charlie Parker. Quincy Jones, Creed Taylor, Dot Spiking, Monika Shaka, Hanscom family, Tamie Smith and Venice Beach friends.
In Barbados, where she and her husband William Attaway lived for many years: Sir Fred and Lois Smith, the Talma, Goddard, Bannister, Pilgrim, St. John and Speiler families. Sue Yellin, Penelope Hynam, Cheryl Hutchinson, Loretta and the Vista Villa crew.
Fran will be cremated in a closed ceremony and close friends and family will attend a private celebration of her life.

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Mar 31 2022


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Dot Spikings Dot Spikings wrote on March 30, 2022 at 2:31 pm
I knew Francie from when we both arrived in Barbados in the 1960’s
Francie and Bill were a dynamic couple. Artistic, vibrant and caring.
Francie and I worked together as decorators on The Great House belonging to Evelyn and Victoria de Rothschild. I loved every minute being with her and spinning off ideas.
An artist first and foremost, she would rather draw a picture than write a letter.
Her incredible talent has left a mark on the island.
I miss you Francie and love you. May you rest in peace.
Love from my daughters Sharon and Ashleigh, my husband Barry,
Annie and Jeffrey Young and me 🙏
Cheryl Hutchinson Cheryl Hutchinson wrote on March 28, 2022 at 11:16 am
Dear Noelle, David and Family.

My deepest sympathy on Fran's passing. She was a truly good friend and the most unforgettable person. Rest well, Fran
Sharon Morrison Zapata Sharon Morrison Zapata wrote on March 28, 2022 at 2:31 am
Sending you and all the families
Massive respect
Hug time HUGS
Everlasting love
To be sure
Fran is the dynamic gentle phenomenal person I'm not saying was ...
You're Mum
Ain't leffing 'de area so fast !
Hug Respect
Love from
THE ENTIRE FLOWERS of every place Fran went. All GUIDANCE
Keep strong
We here 24/7
For you.
Take care everyone
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