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“Just finding out, sorry to have missed the services. Rest peacefully grams. ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: Alissa Rahilly - Andover, MA

“Dear Judie and family, I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. Although I never meet your mother I heard so many wonderful things...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Lois Gilligan - Melrose, MA

“Judie,So sorry for the loss of your Mother.I remember when she would come into the bank she was such a wonderful woman.She will be missed but cherish...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Nancy Lamson - Wakefield, MA

“My heart goes out to you Jack.I hope the love of family and friends sustains you on this,the day of your moms services.And I hope that knowing one...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Norma Olofson - Lynn, MA - Friend

“Department of Ma VFW Auxiliary will greatly miss you! May you rest in the arms of the angels. ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry for the passing of your mother.Fran was a true lady and was considered the historian of Gould St.She could tell you any thing about the...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Joanne Ball - Melrose, MA

“Much sympathy on the loss ofyour mom,grandmother and great grandmother. Fran and my mom were good friends and I always thought of her as a funny and...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry for your loss. Your mom was a special lady! ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Carol Jackson - Melrose, MA

“Love and sympathy. Las Vegas will never be the same! ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Bob and Linda Collins - CA

“I'm so happy I got to have Fran Rahilly in my life. She welcomed me with open arms and treated me like family. Fran had a great sense of humor and I...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Jacqui Trainor - Lynn, MA

“Sorry Jack for your moms passing:/ My thoughts and prayers go out to you and yours. ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Joyce Marcarelli - St Pete, FL


Frances V. (Collins) Rahilly, of Melrose, died February 2nd, 2019 at the age of 88. Beloved wife of the late James F. Rahilly. Loving mother of Frances Malenchini of Cambridge, James F. Rahilly Jr. of Billerica, John "Jack" Rahilly of Lynn, Richard K. Rahilly of FL, and Judie A. Fairneny of Melrose. Grandmother of Paul Jr., Scott, Robert, Sean, Alissa, Sheila, Danielle, Elizabeth, Richard Jr., Michelle, and the late Neil Fairneny Jr. Great-grandmother of Joey, Hailey, Julia, Lauren, Joshua, Matthew, Chloe, Emelia, Henry, Angel, Autumn, Lila, and Sophia. Sister of Peggy Ruhle of NJ.

Visiting Hours will be held on Thurs., Feb. 7, 2019 from 4:00-8:00 PM at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose. Funeral Procession from the Gately Funeral Home on Fri., Feb. 8, 2019 at 9:00 AM, followed by a 10:00 AM Funeral Mass at St. Mary's Church, 9 Herbert St., Melrose. Burial to follow at Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. .