Frances Smaldone

Frances L. Smaldone (Galinis)

February 13, 1929 - December 26, 2018
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Frances Louise (Galinis) Smaldone, a longtime resident of Chelmsford, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at Bayberry Emerald Court Assisted Living in Tewksbury. She was the beloved wife for 55 years of the late William A. Smaldone prior to his death in 2010.

She was born in Somerville on February 13, 1929 and was a daughter of the late John and Ludwika (Gotszelt) Galinis.

Frances was a graduate of St. Joseph's High School in Somerville. A resident of Everett, she moved to Chelmsford in 1969 where she raised her family. Frances had a lifelong love of music, cooking, playing card games, and occasional outings to Foxwoods with her husband, but her greatest joy in life was being a mother and spending time with her beloved family and her grandchildren.

Frances is survived by her four children; William F. Smaldone and his wife Christine of Westborough, MA, Kenneth Smaldone and his wife Janet of Exeter, NH, David J. Smaldone of Needham, MA and Patricia Louise Smaldone of Portland, OR, and four grandchildren; Colton J. and Annie Smaldone of Exeter, NH, Nicholas W. Smaldone and Trey Howes of Westborough, MA. She also leaves a brother-in-law John Smaldone of Chelmsford and several nieces and nephews. Frances was predeceased by her siblings; Anthony "Tony" Galinis, Angela "Nell" Cameron, H. Louise "Sandy" Maturse, Helen Ryan and her twin sister, Jeannette Ann Pecevich and her sister-in-law Sylvia Smaldone.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 am on Friday, January 4, 2019 at the BLAKE CHELMSFORD FUNERAL HOME, 24 Worthen St., CHELMSFORD followed by a Funeral Service at 11 o'clock at the Funeral Home. Interment in Pine Ridge Cemetery, CHELMSFORD.
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  • Visitation

    10:00am - 11:00am
    Blake Chelmsford Funeral Home
    24 Worthen Street
    Chelmsford, MA 01824
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  • Funeral Service

    January 4, 2019 | 11:00am
    January 4, 2019 11:00am
    Blake Chelmsford Funeral Home
    24 Worthen Street
    Chelmsford, MA 01824
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  • Interment

    January 4, 2019 |
    January 4, 2019
    Pine Ridge Cemetery
    130 Billerica Road
    Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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Posted at 05:54pm
Billy,Kenny David and Patty, so sorry for your family’s loss . Your mom was a nice person.
My Deepest Sympathy , Cindy Trudel


Posted at 11:06am
Auntie Frances, we love you! Bill, Ken, David and Patty; Colton, Annie, Nicholas, and Trey, our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. May she rest peacefully and in full happiness, beside your dad. Love you all, Gail and Uncle Bunny.

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