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Official Obituary of: Francine Leary 03/24/2018

Francine Leary 03/24/2018

NORTH ATTLEBORO – Francine L. Leary, a lifelong resident of North Attleboro, passed away early Saturday morning, March 24, 2018, at home with her devoted husband of 34 years, Francis “Frank” Leary, Jr. by her side.  In addition to North Attleboro, she was also a resident of Punta Gorda Isles, FL and Lake Dunmore, VT for many years.

Fran was born in North Attleboro and was a daughter of the late John M. and Eva (Coté) LeCompte.

She was a graduate of North Attleboro High School, the Katharine Gibbs School in Providence, RI and graduated magna cum laude from Bryant University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.

She was an accomplished and well-respected executive assistant at Texas Instruments in Attleboro which later became Sensata Technologies.  She was the chairperson of the Southeastern MA United Way Campaign for Sensata Techologies for many years. Fran worked for seven different presidents over her 44 years there and retired as executive assistant to the Chairman of the Board and CEO of Sensata.

She was a woman of great faith and devotion and an active communicant of St. Mary’s Parish in North Attleboro where she was a longtime member and past president of the Women’s Guild.  Fran co-chaired the Christmas Fair for several years and was a 25-year member of the Altar Society.  In November 2016, Fran was awarded the Fall River Diocese Marian Medal by Bishop DeCunha in recognition of her personal dedication and loyal service to St. Mary’s Parish.

Fran loved to travel with Frank and visited many countries and interesting destinations.  Time spent with Frank, family and friends was one of her joys in life.

In addition to her husband, Frank, she is survived by two siblings: Jeanne Collins and husband, John of Yarmouth, ME and Richard LaCompte and wife, Christine of North Attleboro; her mother-in-law Beatrice Leary of North Attleboro; and siblings-in-law David P. Leary and wife, Celeste of North Attleboro, Judy L. Colvin and husband, James of North Attleboro and Donna B. Swinington of Grandview Farm in Brandon, VT and Nancy Keith of Brandon, VT.

Fran is also survived by nieces and nephews: John LaCompte of North Attleboro, Paula Lambert of Yarmouth, ME, Patti Fitzpatrick of North Yarmouth, ME, Peter Lambert and his wife, Lisa of Cambridge, Jay Francis Leary of Providence, RI, Kathleen Ramsay and Elizabeth Ripley of Grandview Farm, Brandon, VT, Debra Keith of Brandon, VT and Michael Keith of Bristol, Vermont.

Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, March 27 from 4-8 p.m. in the Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro.  A funeral will be held from the funeral home on Wednesday, March 28 at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary’s Church, 14 Park Street, North Attleboro at 10 a.m.  Burial to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Attleboro Falls.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Building and Development Fund at St. Mary’s Church, 14 Park Street, North Attleboro, MA 02760.

To sign an online guestbook for Francine, please visit www.sperry-mchoul.com.

 

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  • Mon petite soeur, I will miss you more than I am able to express. Images of you come to me daily, full of joy, beauty and humor. Your courageous grace will always be with me. I love you.

  • Frank, we were so sorry to hear of Francine’s passing. Our deepest and heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

  • Frank, I was saddened and shocked to hear of Francine’s passing. She had a wonderful sense of humor and a joy for life. I know you will miss her. Our deepest sympathies to you.

  • Frank,
    So sorry to learn of Francine’s passing. I know how devoted you were to each other. I true love story. May her memory be eternal.

  • To the family, the many friends of Francine, with deep regrets. Francis A. Cerroni. Texas Instruments

  • My deepest sympathies to you on the loss of your lovely wife Francine. You are in my prayers during this difficult time.

  • Frank, Nancy and I send are condolences. You know that we consider you to be one of the finest people we know. Words fail me at this sad time. Again, our sincere condolences.

  • My sincerest condolences to all of Francine’s family on your loss of such a vibrant, wonderful woman. Francine and I worked together for many years at TI/Sensata and it was such a pleasure to work with her and just to have known her.

  • Frank, I am sorry for your loss. I worked with Francine for 14 years and she was always one of my favorite people to work with – we had a lot of laughs! Sending prayers to you and your family.

  • So sorry to hear of Fran’s passing. She fought so hard for so long. I pray she has now been given the peace she so deserves.

  • Francine was the reason that at least seven people I know looked forward to coming to work each and every day. She was not only very professional, but she infected everyone around her with her love of life. Frank, I mourn with you, because as you know, you two have been such very special people in our lives. I regret terribly the circumstances that prevent us being there. Our love, our prayers, and in our thoughts.

  • Frank, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept our condolences and know that our prayers and thoughts are with you. God Bless!

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you Frank and your whole family. We loved our dear friend Francine so much and she will be missed terribly. All of us in the Guild have so many fond memories we will cherish and hold in our heart. She truly was beautiful inside and out.

  • Frank – I am so very sad to hear of Fran’s passing. Such a lovely, caring woman. She will be missed. Fondly, Nancy Adams

  • Frank, we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your
    beautiful Francine. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time,

  • Sometimes during our lives, we lose the “presence” of someone who is very SPECIAL. Though we may lose their “presence”, we never have to lose the memories and impact that they had on our lives. Those things will ALWAYS be with us. Francine was one of those very SPECIAL people………. kind, compassionate, caring, witty, humorous, fun, spiritual, beautiful and much more. I will be forever thankful that she was a part of my life, in so many of those ways listed. I feel comfort in knowing that her faith has brought her “home” to a place where she knew it was to be her final destination. We all love you Francine. Rest in peace.

  • Frank, so sorry to hear of Francine’s passing. Due to illness, I will not be able to attend Fran’s services but please know you’re in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Our deepest sympathy. Barbara & Ray

  • I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Francine for years, and it was always a joy. She was a special woman!

  • So sorry to hear of Francine’s passing. She was a great lady! Many good memories of Francine at TI.

  • With deepest sympathy to Frank and Francine’s family. Many fond memories of Francine’s professional demeanor in the front office for so many years, the calm, the smile, the kind words – Rest In Peace Francine.

  • SINCERE SYMPATHY IN THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVED ONE, KNOW THAT SHE IS NOW IN THE HANDS OF THE LORD

  • Dearest Francine,
    The old Irish Proverb
    May the road rise up to meet you.
    May the wind always be at your back.
    May the sun shine warm upon your face,
    and rains fall soft upon your fields.
    And, until we meet again, may God hold you
    in the palm of his hand.

    We love you & will miss you !!

  • Frank I want to offer my sincerest condolences on the loss of Francine. She was such a class act. Fought so very hard for such a long time. I pray she is at peace once and for all.

  • Dear Frank, Francine was always so lovely and gracious and we are deeply saddened by your loss. There are no words to express our profound and heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. Sincerely, Susan and Michael Phillips

  • I am so very sorry to hear Francine has passed away. I worked with Francine for many years. She was a lovely, gracious woman. Truly a beautiful lady inside and out. And though I did not know Frank personally, she expressed to me how special he was.

    Francine you will be truly missed. I was so very fortunate to have known you.

  • Francine was an icon for positive feminism at TI and an outstanding example of professional competence. Always perfectly groomed and organized, unfailingly courteous, and helpful to all, she earned the respect of everyone with whom she engaged. She was a wonderful person. Frank, countless of us share your sorrow.

  • Though I was only in Attleboro for a short time and in Detroit for many years I had many times when I had the pleasure of talking to Francine. She was always a wonderful person and very helpful.

  • Ruth and I offer our condolences and prayers for Francine. We wish we could attend the wake and service, however it is impossible for us to be there, and we are sorry for that. Again please accept our prayers and thoughts to you Frank, and to the entire family. Ruth and Henry Riendeau.

  • Frank I am so very sorry for your loss. Francine was a wonderful woman and will be greatly missed. Your Faith will carry you through this most difficult time. My prayers and thoughts are with you and Judy.

  • My sincere condolences to Frank and to Francine’s family. I worked with Francine back in the late 60’s and early 70’s and have remained friends ever since. I can still hear her infectious laugh. I will sincerely miss my beautiful friend. Love Jennifer

  • Frank, our condolences on the loss of your beautiful wife Francine. Her beautiful smile and personality will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

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  1. Frank, our condolences on the loss of your beautiful wife Francine. Her beautiful smile and personality will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

  2. My sincere condolences to Frank and to Francine’s family. I worked with Francine back in the late 60’s and early 70’s and have remained friends ever since. I can still hear her infectious laugh. I will sincerely miss my beautiful friend. Love Jennifer

  3. Frank I am so very sorry for your loss. Francine was a wonderful woman and will be greatly missed. Your Faith will carry you through this most difficult time. My prayers and thoughts are with you and Judy.

  4. Ruth and I offer our condolences and prayers for Francine. We wish we could attend the wake and service, however it is impossible for us to be there, and we are sorry for that. Again please accept our prayers and thoughts to you Frank, and to the entire family. Ruth and Henry Riendeau.

  5. Though I was only in Attleboro for a short time and in Detroit for many years I had many times when I had the pleasure of talking to Francine. She was always a wonderful person and very helpful.

  6. Francine was an icon for positive feminism at TI and an outstanding example of professional competence. Always perfectly groomed and organized, unfailingly courteous, and helpful to all, she earned the respect of everyone with whom she engaged. She was a wonderful person. Frank, countless of us share your sorrow.

  7. I am so very sorry to hear Francine has passed away. I worked with Francine for many years. She was a lovely, gracious woman. Truly a beautiful lady inside and out. And though I did not know Frank personally, she expressed to me how special he was.

    Francine you will be truly missed. I was so very fortunate to have known you.

  8. Dear Frank, Francine was always so lovely and gracious and we are deeply saddened by your loss. There are no words to express our profound and heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. Sincerely, Susan and Michael Phillips

  9. Frank I want to offer my sincerest condolences on the loss of Francine. She was such a class act. Fought so very hard for such a long time. I pray she is at peace once and for all.

  10. Dearest Francine,
    The old Irish Proverb
    May the road rise up to meet you.
    May the wind always be at your back.
    May the sun shine warm upon your face,
    and rains fall soft upon your fields.
    And, until we meet again, may God hold you
    in the palm of his hand.

    We love you & will miss you !!

  11. SINCERE SYMPATHY IN THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVED ONE, KNOW THAT SHE IS NOW IN THE HANDS OF THE LORD

  12. With deepest sympathy to Frank and Francine’s family. Many fond memories of Francine’s professional demeanor in the front office for so many years, the calm, the smile, the kind words – Rest In Peace Francine.

  13. So sorry to hear of Francine’s passing. She was a great lady! Many good memories of Francine at TI.

  14. I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Francine for years, and it was always a joy. She was a special woman!

  15. Frank, so sorry to hear of Francine’s passing. Due to illness, I will not be able to attend Fran’s services but please know you’re in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Our deepest sympathy. Barbara & Ray

  16. Sometimes during our lives, we lose the “presence” of someone who is very SPECIAL. Though we may lose their “presence”, we never have to lose the memories and impact that they had on our lives. Those things will ALWAYS be with us. Francine was one of those very SPECIAL people………. kind, compassionate, caring, witty, humorous, fun, spiritual, beautiful and much more. I will be forever thankful that she was a part of my life, in so many of those ways listed. I feel comfort in knowing that her faith has brought her “home” to a place where she knew it was to be her final destination. We all love you Francine. Rest in peace.

  17. Frank, we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your
    beautiful Francine. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time,

  18. Frank – I am so very sad to hear of Fran’s passing. Such a lovely, caring woman. She will be missed. Fondly, Nancy Adams

  19. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Frank and your whole family. We loved our dear friend Francine so much and she will be missed terribly. All of us in the Guild have so many fond memories we will cherish and hold in our heart. She truly was beautiful inside and out.

  20. Frank, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept our condolences and know that our prayers and thoughts are with you. God Bless!

  21. Francine was the reason that at least seven people I know looked forward to coming to work each and every day. She was not only very professional, but she infected everyone around her with her love of life. Frank, I mourn with you, because as you know, you two have been such very special people in our lives. I regret terribly the circumstances that prevent us being there. Our love, our prayers, and in our thoughts.

  22. So sorry to hear of Fran’s passing. She fought so hard for so long. I pray she has now been given the peace she so deserves.

  23. Frank, I am sorry for your loss. I worked with Francine for 14 years and she was always one of my favorite people to work with – we had a lot of laughs! Sending prayers to you and your family.

  24. My sincerest condolences to all of Francine’s family on your loss of such a vibrant, wonderful woman. Francine and I worked together for many years at TI/Sensata and it was such a pleasure to work with her and just to have known her.

  25. Frank, Nancy and I send are condolences. You know that we consider you to be one of the finest people we know. Words fail me at this sad time. Again, our sincere condolences.

  26. My deepest sympathies to you on the loss of your lovely wife Francine. You are in my prayers during this difficult time.

  27. To the family, the many friends of Francine, with deep regrets. Francis A. Cerroni. Texas Instruments

  28. Frank,
    So sorry to learn of Francine’s passing. I know how devoted you were to each other. I true love story. May her memory be eternal.

  29. Frank, I was saddened and shocked to hear of Francine’s passing. She had a wonderful sense of humor and a joy for life. I know you will miss her. Our deepest sympathies to you.

  30. Frank, we were so sorry to hear of Francine’s passing. Our deepest and heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

  31. Mon petite soeur, I will miss you more than I am able to express. Images of you come to me daily, full of joy, beauty and humor. Your courageous grace will always be with me. I love you.

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