Frances A. (McIsaac) Stukey

July 1, 2008

Frances A. (McIsaac) Stukey

FRANCES A. (McISAAC) STUKEY – in Woburn, Monday, July 1st. Beloved wife of the late William L. Stukey, Jr. Devoted mother of Diana L. Hannoosh and and her husband Gregory of West Newbury and William L. Stukey III of Woburn. Dear sister of James McIsaac of Watertown, Flora Pearl O’Connor of ME, Joan Camelli of Milford and Margaret Helen Priest of Maynard. Loving grandmother of Amanda, Melissa, Mitchell and Jenna Hannoosh, and Derek, William IV, Benjamin and Jessica Stukey. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn on Saturday, July 5th at 9:15 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main St., N. Woburn at 10. Calling hours Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Mrs. Stukey’s memory to the Joslin Diabetes Center, 1 Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215.

OBITUARY:

Frances A. (McIsaac) Stukey, a longtime resident of Woburn, passed away Tuesday, July 1st, after a brief illness, at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center. The beloved wife of the late William L. Stukey, Jr., she was sixty-nine years of age.

Born and raised in Watertown, Frances was the daughter of the late Joseph R. and Angeline (MacDonald) McIsaac. She was a graduate of Watertown High School, Class of 1957.

Frances met her husband, William Stukey, when she was just eighteen years of age, and from that time, they shared over forty-six years of devotion to one another. After their marriage they resided in Allston briefly before moving to Woburn where they made their permanent home. Together they dedicated themselves to raising their two children. They attended all of their sporting and school activities, never missing an event. Frances was involved in a myriad of activities, including running the concession stand at Weafer Park and assisting her husband, Bill, who was instrumental in setting up church basketball leagues for the City of Woburn. Her love for children went beyond her own, as she took great interest and care for them throughout her life. In addition to driving special needs students, she also served as an aide to the severely disabled students at the Reeves School in Woburn. Her devotion to these students was remarkable.

The Stukey family also shared many wonderful times together at Lake Winnepesaukee, which was a favorite vacation destination over the years. In later years, Frances and Bill were blessed with eight grandchildren whom they adored, and cherished spending time with them.

Frances was an energetic woman and was presently working as a clerk in the Tax Collector’s Office for the City of Woburn, and had worked right up to this past Friday. Last year she was taking Irish step dancing lessons until December when she suffered an injury. She was also a member of the Woburn Senior Center and the Woburn Council of Social Concern.

Frances was the consummate provider and protector of her family and throughout her life possessed a loving, positive attitude toward life.

Frances was predeceaaed by her husband, William L. Stukey, Jr., who passed away in 2005.

She is lovingly survived by her children, Diana L. Hannoosh and her husband Gregory of West Newbury and William L. Stukey III of Woburn, her siblings, James McIsaac of Watertown, Flora Pearl O’Connor of Maine, Joan Camelli of Milford, and Margaret Helen Priest of Maynard, and her grandchildren, Amanda, Melissa, Mitchell and Jenna Hannoosh and Derek, William IV, Benjamin and Jessica Stukey. She also leaves many nieces and nephews.

A funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Saturday, July 5th at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main Street, N. Woburn at 10. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

Calling hours will be held at the funeral home on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m.

Donations may be made in Mrs. Stukey’s memory to the Joslin Diabetes Center, 1 Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215.

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  1. Stukey family — Sorry we missed attending Fran’s funeral as we were away. We were very fond of both Fran & Bill and enjoyed their company on many occasions through work and reunions. Bob/Anne Simonds

  2. Billy and Diana,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. Aunt Fran will be missed by us all, she was so loved.
    Love you both,
    Paula

  3. Billy&Diana,
    I am so sorry about the loss of your mother.she was my favorite and I know my mom will miss her terribly.My tears and prayers are for all of you and my mom.
    Carolyn Stone

  4. Billy & Diane, Your in my prayers and thoughts. Your mother was such a wonderful and very caring person, she will be greatly missed. Our Deepest Sympathy The Andersen Family

  5. Stukey family,
    May you know peace and comfort. The ones we love are never gone, they will always live within our hearts.
    Fran & Billy together again.
    Charlie & Sandy Culhane

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