Barbara A. Franks, 71, of Sharon, previously of New Milford, died Oct. 8, 2010, at Sharon Hospital. She was the wife of Arnold C. Franks.

Mrs. Franks was born Jan. 21, 1939, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of the late Walter and Stella (Casey) Chopowick.

She was an outstanding mother and wife and dedicated her life to the care of her family, friends and community.

Besides her husband, Mrs. Franks is survived by two sons, Richard Cloutier of Port Richy, Fla., and Gregory Franks of Phoenix, Md.; three daughters, Bethany Franks of Guilford, Jennifer Franks of Old Saybrook and Anne Franks of Greenwich; a brother, Michael Chopowick of Ontario; and three grandchildren, Natasha, Alex and Anabelle.

A memorial service will be celebrated tomorrow (Saturday) at 1 p.m. at the New Milford Church of Christ, 129 Litchfield Road (Route 202) in New Milford.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 372 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT 06897.