Frances E. (Bradley) Flint

  • Born: October 27, 1918
  • Died: April 6, 2020
  • Location: Melrose, Massachusetts

Gately Funeral Home

79 West Foster Street
Melrose, MA 02176

Tel. (781) 665-1949

Tribute & Message From The Family


Message From The Family

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Frances E. (Bradley) Flint died at the Greenwood Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Wakefield on April 6, 2020. She was 101 years of age. Frances was born in Boston on October 27, 1918 to the late Thomas & Madeline (Rothmund) Bradley. She was raised in Jamaica Plain, graduated from Jamaica Plain High School and has been a resident of Melrose since 1959.

Frances found her spiritual home at St. Mary's Church in Melrose and would quickly become a part of the St. Mary's Family. Mrs. Flint started her career working as a secretary at St. Mary's School before becoming the secretary at the St. Mary's Church Rectory. Frances was a fixture at St. Mary's working from 1975 until her retirement in 2013, at the age of 95. She was also a very active communicant at St. Mary's Church, was a choir member, a member of the Ladies Sodality and was a past member of the Catholic Daughters of America.

Mrs. Flint was a very gracious, warm and positive person all of her life and had a great sense of humor. She thoroughly enjoyed attending Plays, the Theatre, Polymnia Choral Society Concerts and going to the Melrose Symphony. Frances also loved to travel with her family and friends.

Mrs. Flint was the beloved wife of 40 years to the late Morton C. Flint. Loving mother of Mark F. Flint of Melrose. Caring sister of the late Edna Bradley & Madeline Bradley. Dear cousin of David Rothmund & his late wife Julie of Raymond, NH. Survived by her dear friend & caregiver Linda Stevenson and close friend Karen Barrows. Close dear friend of The Johnson Family, The Socha Family, The Oreste Family, The Waystack Family all of Melrose and the Clark Family of Framingham. Proud godmother of Kathleen Chambers of CA. Also survived by her adopted sons David Granai of Quincy & Steven Penella of Jamaica Plain as well as numerous other friends.

Due to the new directive from the Archdiocese of Boston, State of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Funeral Director Association and all the current health concerns funeral services and burial will all be private. The private family graveside service on Friday, April 10, 2020 at 10:00AM will be live streamed on the Gately Funeral Home Facebook Page for those wishing to view it. The Flint family will be inviting all of Frances's relatives & friends to a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Church in Melrose with a reception to follow at a time and date that will be announced once the current restrictions have been lifted.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Frances's name to St. Mary's Church, 46 Myrtle St. Melrose, MA 02176 or to the Poor Clare Nuns of Boston at St. Clare Monastery, 920 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130. Please feel free to send a card to family members, drop a card at the funeral home for the family