Frances M. "Fran" Mello, R.N. Print E-mail

Frances M. “Fran” Mello, R.N.

 Frances M. “Fran” (McCarthy) (Fucarile) Mello, R.N., 90, of Seabrook, NH, formerly of Lowell, died Thursday, January 29th at her home. She was the beloved wife of the late James A. Mello who died February1, 1999 and the late Thomas C. Fucarile, Sr. who died April 5, 1950.
 Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, July 24, 1924, the daughter of the late John J. and the late Marguerite (Baird) McCarthy, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School in the Class of 1942. She then went on to graduate from the former St. John’s School of Nursing as a Registered Nurse in the Class of 1948 and then moved to Woburn where she resided for many years.
 Before retiring, Fran was employed as a Registered Nurse for the Town of Bedford, Massachusetts as a District School Nurse for over 18 years. Previously, she worked at Winchester Hospital in Winchester, Massachusetts.
 Among her many activities, Fran was a member of the Seabrook Women’s Club, the Happy Seniors of Seabrook and the Mother Cabrini Nurse’s Organization.
 Fran is survived by a son Thomas C. Fucarile, Jr. and his wife Barbara of Londonderry, NH; three grandchildren Kathryn Tiessier du Cros and her husband Nils, Thomas C. Fucarile, III and his wife Emily and Kristen Audet-Fucarile and her wife Samara; and three great-grandchildren Daphne, Asher and Logan.
 She was also sister of the late Beatrice McCarthy and the late John J. McCarthy, Jr. and sister-in-law of the late Barbara McCarthy.
 In keeping in accordance with her wishes, there will be no calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Memorial Mass on Monday morning at ST. ELIZABETH CHURCH, ROUTE 1A, SEABROOK BEACH, NH at 11 o’clock. Private Committal Services will take place at St. Patrick Cemetery in Lowell at a later date. E-condolences at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to Rockingham VNA & Hospice, 137 Epping Rd, Ste F, Exeter, NH 03833. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, Lowell, MA (978 or 866) 458-8768. 
Condolences (2)
  • Neal Moynihan
    Fran and my mother, Rita Pitocchelli Moynihan, went through nurses training together. My Mom eventually relocated to Upstate New York, but talked about Fran all the time. I had the opportunity to meet Fran on a trip to Seabrook Beach in September 2014. We spent over an hour talking about the wonderful memories they had from those days. I felt as if I'd known her my entire life. My Mom passed in December 2014 and thanks to Fran I had some great stories to share at her memorial service. My mom always told me what a wonderful person "Frannie" was and I feel privileged to have spent some time with her. Fran and her family are in our family's thoughts and prayers.
  • Mary Marzelli  - In sympathy
    Tom, Barb, Katie, Tommy and Kristen, Frannie was an amazing person and she will surely be missed. Her smile was infectious, her kindness was overwhelming and her love for her family was endless. You and your families are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Mary and Lou Lou
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