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Frances M. (Drago) Lombardi

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, Oct. 30th, from 4:00 8:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) REVERE, for Frances M. (Drago) Lombardi, who died on Wednesday, Oct. 28th at her daughter’s Lombardi, Franceshome in Dedham, following a long illness. Frances died in the loving care of her God & the presence of her devoted family. Her funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Saturday, Oct. 31st, at 9:00 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in Most Holy Redeemer Church, 72 Maverick St. East Boston at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden.

Born in Fitchburg, MA, she was raised & schooled in East Boston, graduating from East Boston High School, Class of 1941. She & her family then moved to Webster Ave. in Chelsea, for many years, before she moved to Admiral’s Hill, Chelsea for almost twenty years in her senior years. For the past seven months, she made her home with her daughter, “Terri” in Dedham. A “Mom” before all else, she was especially devoted to her grandchildren, and they to her.

She was the beloved wife of the late Ralph J. She is the cherished mother of Joseph A. Lombardi of Nahant, Robert A. Lombardi & his wife, Cheryl of West Peabody, Theresa A. “Terri” O’Sullivan & her husband, Michael J. of Dedham, Nina F. Lentz & her husband, John R. Lentz III of Swampscott. She is the adored grandmother of Joseph A. Lombardi, III of Everett, Gabrielle Lombardi of Naples, Fl., Michael Lombardi of Melrose, Lauren Lombardi of West Peabody, Michelle A. & Michael L. O’Sullivan both of Dedham, Christopher R. Lentz of Wakefield & Michael J. Lentz of Swampscott. She is the dear sister to Mary Honkonon of So. Carolina & the late, Nancy DiStasio, Michael Drago & Anna Linscott. Many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews also survive her.


Visiting Hours

Friday, October 30th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Saturday, October 31st at 10:00 a.m. in Most Holy Redeemer Church, 72 Maverick St. East Boston


Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Italian Home for Children, 1125 Centre St. Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 or to the Home for Little Wanderers, 10 Guest St., Brighton, MA 02135.

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  1. Elda
    Oct 31 2015

    My deepest condolences to the Lombardi family, may you find comfort in prayer and the beautiful words of Isaiah 25:8 where God promises us that He will soon eliminate all death and suffering.

  2. The O'Sullivan Family (Woodstock GA.)
    Oct 30 2015

    Frances was such a sweetheart, keeping you all in our prayers.

  3. Rosanna & John Beauvais
    Oct 28 2015

    Bob, Cheryl, Lauren, and Michael,

    Thinking about you all and offering our deepest sympathy. May precious memories offer you comfort in the days ahead.

    Big Hugs
    Rosanna & John

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