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.