Cranberry Shores Chorus
 A Tribute to Fran Pickett,
the Founding Director of Cranberry Shores Chorus

Frances Scheid Pickett, 89, died on May 14, 2016 at her home in Plymouth, surrounded by family. Frances was born on December 11, 1926 to John and Frances Scheid in Plymouth, Massachusetts. She graduated in Plymouth High School's class of 1944, serving for many years on the high school reunion committee. She is survived by her five children Cyndi and Karen Pickett of California; Charles Jr. (Skip) Pickett of Pembroke; Christopher Pickett of Plymouth; Deane Pickett of Kingston; long-time companion and house-mate Joyce Ashley of Plymouth; grandchildren Marina Pickett, Galadriel Mounce, Matthew, Aaron, Kacey, Kori, Emily, Samantha and Jessie Pickett; six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. 

After raising five children and caring for many more, living in Hanover and Kingston, Fran built an innovative underground house on family property in Plymouth on Hoyt Pond, serving as the general contractor for construction. She was a lifelong artist, rendering portraits and landscapes in oil, charcoal and pastels; and pursued careers in photo retouching and restoration, wedding photography and portrait painting. 

Her love of music led her to become active in "Sweet Adeline's" choruses, ultimately singing in women's barbershop quartets, directing choruses, coaching quartets and choruses, and arranging music for 4-part harmony. She most recently sang with the Snug Harbor Community Chorus. 

Fran spent her summers at water's edge on her beloved Hoyt Pond, staying in a trailer but spending most of her time outdoors. She was involved for decades with the First Parish Unitarian Church in Kingston, as a Sunday School teacher, as Religious Education Director, choir member, and most recently served on many committees as well as on the Governing Board.
Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday May 18, 4 to 8 pm at Cartmell Funeral Home, 150 Court St., Plymouth. There will be a celebration of life memorial service and gathering at the First Parish Unitarian Church in Kingston on May 29 at 1 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kingston Unitarian Universalist Church for its renewal projects. Send to 222 Main St., Kingston, MA 02364. 

Fran at Cranberry Shores 25th Anniversary party, November 2011.



Competition Audio from May 14, 2016  

         Our Director, Sally Beck! 




Sally became  Cranberry Shores' Director in August 2015.

For more on Sally, go to About Us/Our Director.


Region 1's Competition, May 2, 2015

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Located in southeastern Massachusetts, on Cape Cod, Cranberry Shores Chorus of Sweet Adelines International is a group of women singers with a strong and proud tradition of song and friendship. We invite you to enjoy our recent and upcoming activities, and to join with us in advancing the musical art form of a cappella barbershop harmony.


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                                                           Cranberry Shores Chorus

                    Rehearsals: Tuesdays 7:00 pm

                                        Fellowship Hall                     

                      Federated Church of Hyannis      

                                     81 Willow Avenue, Hyannis, MA 02653                          



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                P.O. Box 78, Hyannisport, MA 02647


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May 26 2016

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