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Frances E. (Bradley) Flint
  • In lieu of flowers, the Flint family suggests memorial contributions be made to:)
  • St. Mary's Church
    46 Myrtle St.
    Melrose, MA 02176
  • Poor Clare Nuns of Boston
    Monastery of St. Slare
    920 Centre St.
    Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

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“Hi Mark! Doug Flaherty from St Mary's Class of 1981. Please accept our condolences for the passing of your mom. 101 years? Wow.. God bless. We lost...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Douglas Flaherty - Rye, NY

“Condolences Mark and family ”
2 of 19 | Posted by: Douglas Flaherty - Rye, NY

“Mark, I wish to offer you my sympathy on the loss of your Mother. May she rest in Peace. Respectfully, Mrs. Paul Tighe ”
3 of 19 | Posted by: Sheila Tighe - Melrose, MA

“Dear Mark,Our prayers and sympathy at the loss of your dear mother. She personified the welcoming spirit of St. Mary's and you are carrying on in...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: Pat & Dick McConville - Melrose, MA

“Dear Mark, I just heard that your Mom had gone home to heaven. She was a wonderful person who was always so kind to me. It was a pleasure to share...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: FR. Tom Walsh - Carver, MA

“Mark, I am sorry to hear of your loss. ”
6 of 19 | Posted by: Janet Surette - Melrose, MA

“Mark, So sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. I remember how nice she was to me when I first started working at the rectory. She extended such...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: Nancy Melanson - Peabody, MA

“Dear Mark, As the saying goes, "Well done, Good and Faithful Servant". In this case, you fulfilled God's wishes by being a wonderful son to your...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: Sue Daly - Melrose, MA

“Mark, So sorry to hear of this wonderful woman,s passing....May she rest in peace Sincerely Alice and Gerry Lynch ”
9 of 19 | Posted by: Alice lynch - Saugus, MA - Friend

“Mark,Our deepest condolences on the passing of your mother. She was an amazing woman and fortunate to have a loving son like you. Our prayers are...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Cathy Ioffredo - SOMERVILLE, MA

“Mark,Your mother Frances was a special woman indeed. I recall seeing this sweet lady at daily Mass in the chapel, and later realized she was your mom...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: Diane Elenbaas - Melrose, MA

“Mark,So very sorry to hear of your mother's passing. You were so lucky to have her for so many years, and she was so fortunate to have you. I hope...Read More »
12 of 19 | Posted by: Maurine Garipay - Melrose, MA

“Mark, I am so very sorry for the loss of your Mom. I am keeping you both in my thoughts and prayers. ”
13 of 19 | Posted by: Andrea O'Connell - Stoneham, MA

“Lots of beautiful pictures. Cherish the memories. Thoughts and prayers to you Mark. ”
14 of 19 | Posted by: Lori and Bob Smith - Melrose, MA

“Mark I am so sorry for the loss of your mother, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Joan Lambert ”
15 of 19 | Posted by: Joan Lambert - Methuen, MA

“Mark so sorry about the passing of your mom thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time ”
16 of 19 | Posted by: Kathy Graham - MELROSE, MA

“Our hearts are broken for the loss of Mrs Flint! Our children attended St Mary's schoolAnd were blessed to have Mr Flint as one of their teachers!...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: Diane and Robert Restaino - MA

“She was a loving lovely woman as reflected in her son Mark. ”
18 of 19 | Posted by: Larry and Connie Lavine - GA

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
19 of 19 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA


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