Frances Donaher
June 20, 1941 - May 8, 2020
Cremation Society of Virginia
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Virginia Beach ~ Frances Donaher, age 78, passed away peacefully at her home in Virginia Beach, VA on May 8, 2020.  She was born on June 20, 1941 in Boston, MA and was raised in Medford. MA. She is predeceased by her parents Domenic and Margaret (Russo) Bellistri. Fran married her longtime friend and love,…

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Ed Donaher left a message on May 8, 2021:
I love you Mom
Annette (Pomponio) LaBerge left a message on July 3, 2020:
Condolences .....Josephine....Frankie....and families...your family was part of growing up in Medford.I remember Fran..so well.. My mom (Adeline) and your mom were great friends...loved your mom's Friday nite 'shrimp and spaghetti'...love to all
Bruce McKee left a message on May 17, 2020:
Joe! Aukje and I send our heartfelt condolences to you and the entire family.
Maria Chevalier left a message on May 13, 2020:
My sincere condolences to the Donaher family on the loss of sweet Fran. I worked w/her for several years in Hopkinton and thoroughly enjoyed her shenanigans and laughter...she was always such a good sport and fun to be around. Indeed she must leave a big hole in her circle of family, friends, community and all of those she loved.
Sue laridos left a message on May 13, 2020:
Mark and Julie so sorry for your loss we had so much fun at the house on Bowdo n dr..she will be missed..
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Lauria and Paul Strazzero left a message on May 13, 2020:
“You only have 24 hours to feel sorry for yourself and then get over it and celebrate the good times and good memories.” These are words that will be forever mine to honor the life of my beautiful Aunt Fran who was the most exceptional mom of 6 amazing children and grandchildren who carry her shining light for eternity. Our deepest sympathy and know that Fran has a special place in our hearts. God bless you all. Paul and Lauria
Russ and Ann Marie Donaher and Family left a message on May 13, 2020:
Uncle Joe and the whole Family, a great loss to you and all of us who had the privilege of knowing Auntie Fran. Her love of Family is shown now by the outpouring of love from all whose lives she touched. A beautiful soul who has been called home by God. May she Rest In Peace and smile down at us from Heaven. Amen.
Paul and Laurie Donaher left a message on May 12, 2020:
Joe and Family, Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved Wife, Mother and Grandmother. Fran was quite a lady. We so enjoyed your visits to Salem and ours to Milford. They were always lots of fun. We will remember those times with a smile. Fran was truly a force of nature and will be missed by all. Take good care. Love, Paul and Laurie Donaher
Bill Donaher left a message on May 12, 2020:
To Joe and the whole family - Fran was truly one of a kind. I especially remember what a fantastic cook she was making those delicious Italian meals at various baptisms and family gatherings. Those were great times and we will miss them for sure. From our family to yours Joe, our deepest condolences. Fran will be missed by everyone.
The DeNegris family left a message on May 12, 2020:
Thinking of you all during this time of loss. Praying that the good memories bring you comfort and time provides you peace. Paige, Marc, JT and Sam
Nancy Potter left a message on May 12, 2020:
To the Donaher Family, my deepest condolences on the loss of a great wife and mother. Fran, you will be greatly missed. Love, thoughts and prayers for you and your family. All my love, Nancy
Michael Cipriano left a message on May 12, 2020:
To the Family of Frances Donaher: I have known the Daughter of Frances (Karen Klag) for several years. I have met Karen's immediate family as well as her Father Joe, and of course Frances. I could not find a kinder, more dedicated, or close knit family that Frances had the honor of being the Matriarch of. I truly wish anyone related to Frances, as well as her list of friends, well during this difficult time.
Fred Oldfield left a message on May 12, 2020:
To Joe and family. My mother and I extend our deepest sympathies to you in the loss of Fran. We have so many wonderful memories of our get togethers every year around Christmas. We do looked forward to them. Every year works would try to figure out how long it has been.i believe it was at least 30 years. Fran will be greatly missed. Fred Oldfield Judy Oldfield
Debbie Manning left a message on May 12, 2020:
My deepest condolences to the whole family, hugs and prayers coming your way. Fran was such an amazing,Kind hearted,caring,giving,fun loving,compassionate person Who will be terribly missed by so many. My thoughts and prayers with you all in this very difficult time.♥️
Bernadette Menz left a message on May 12, 2020:
Fran will be missed! The description of her life is spot on!! We have some wonderful memories of time spent with Fran and Joe. We met Fran through our neighbor, Lorraine. I am sure they are doing a lot of catching up!! Rest in peace Fran!! Bernadette and Stephen Menz
Carolann and David Nichols left a message on May 12, 2020:
Joseph Sr. And family. We’re so sorry for your loss. She was a strong, loving individual so full of life. She will be sorely missed by us all.
Tim DeWolf left a message on May 12, 2020:
With deepest sympathies as you remember Fran. I hope you feel surrounded by much love. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Cremation Society of Virginia left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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