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Official Obituary of: Mary F. Fraenkel 08/03/2018

Mary F. Fraenkel 08/03/2018

ATTLEBORO – Mary F. Fraenkel, 73, of Mendon Road passed away Friday, August 3, 2018 surrounded by her loving family at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, RI.  She was the wife of the late Donald W. Fraenkel for over 36 years until his death in 2009.

Born June 11, 1945 in Providence, she was a daughter of the late William J. and Catherine (Reidy) Schwab.

Mary was the loving mother to daughter Johannah Fraenkel of Mansfield and son Peter J. Fraenkel of Attleboro and his wife Sandra (Rodas) and grandmother “mimi” to Maryana Fraenkel of Attleboro.  She was sister of Catherine McKenna, Joseph Schwab, John Schwab, Robert Schwab, Margaret Schwab, Elizabeth Cavanagh, Christine Schwab-Boudreau, Anthony Schwab and the late William Schwab and Regina McCourt.  She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Mary retired a few years ago after owning the Animal Inn in North Attleboro since 1984.  Mary found many things to do with her retirement.  She loved volunteering at the St. Vincents DePaul Clothing Center and the food pantry.

Lastly, Mary loved spending time with her family and friends but her greatest love was being “mimi” to Maryana.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, August 10 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 14 Park Street, North Attleboro followed by internment at the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery in Exeter, RI.  Visiting hours are respectfully omitted.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, PO BOX 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.

Arrangements entrusted to Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro.  To sign an online guestbook for Mary, please visit www.sperry-mchoul.com.  

 

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  • Johanna and Peter: I only knew your Mom over the last year or two as we both volunteered at the St. Vincent de Paul Store in Attleboro. I grew to love and respect her in that short time and tried hard to support her during her illness. She was a loving and prayerful person who spoke highly of her family, especially her granddaughter. I will miss her and continue to pray for her soul. 

  • We’re so very sorry.  Mary and Don cared for our dogs Angel and Yuki over the years, and Bob’s parents’ dogs Bonnie and Maggie. We’ve missed her knowledge and humor since she retired.

  • Johana your Mom was the best we had such fun in Las Vegas and St Maarten with her. She will be missed. Joan’s sister Janice

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  1. Johana your Mom was the best we had such fun in Las Vegas and St Maarten with her. She will be missed. Joan’s sister Janice

  2. We’re so very sorry.  Mary and Don cared for our dogs Angel and Yuki over the years, and Bob’s parents’ dogs Bonnie and Maggie. We’ve missed her knowledge and humor since she retired.

  3. Johanna and Peter: I only knew your Mom over the last year or two as we both volunteered at the St. Vincent de Paul Store in Attleboro. I grew to love and respect her in that short time and tried hard to support her during her illness. She was a loving and prayerful person who spoke highly of her family, especially her granddaughter. I will miss her and continue to pray for her soul. 

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