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Frances  Y. "Fran" Scalisi

Frances Y. "Fran" Scalisi
  • August 29, 1937 - September 16, 2017
  • Wakefield, Massachusetts

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“Cheryl,I'm so sorry for your loss. Your Mom seemed to be a pretty amazing lady who led a very fulfilling life. Please know that you are in my...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Lucy Dalterio - Webster, MA

“I offer my most sincere sympathy to the entire family. May your good memories continue to come to you over and over again to sustain you in all the...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Gino D'Aloisio - Melrose, MA

“Brian, Tina, Sophia and JulianaSorry for the loss of your mother and grandmother. ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: Kim DeSantis - Saugus, MA

“sorry for your loss ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: steve cronin - Melrose, MA

“Joyful memories of your gift to Carmel and cross country trip ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Frances Aubin - Melrose, MA

“So sorry for your loss. Fran was a nice lady, and good landlord.Jack ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Jack Rahilly - Lynn, MA

“Thanks for all the great memories you put into my life. I will miss you greatly. Love you ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Erik Engdahl - Chandler, AZ

“Wanted to offer our condolences to everyone. Have some nice memories of Tappan Street. God bless - ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: marie ryan - Melrose, MA - Friend

“Deepest condolences to the Scalisi Family on the passing of Fran. Thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: John McCoy - Neewburyport, MA

“We are so sorry for your loss. I will always remember Fran as very welcoming to me as a new bride in the Family. She was quick to make me feel...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Karen Scalisi - Medford, MA

“We are so sorry for the loss of your Mother. I will always remember her as very welcoming to me in the family as a young bride and sharing her crock...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Karen Scalisi - Medford, MA

“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 »
12 of 12 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague


Frances Y. (McCabe) Scalisi, of Wakefield, passed away peacefully at the Genesis Healthcare at Wakefield Center in Wakefield on Sept. 16, 2017 at the age of 80. Fran was born in Newton, raised in Arlington & Reading and a graduate of Reading High School, Class of 1955. She drove cross country twice and resided in Carmel, CA for 10 years and Melrose for over 20 years. Frannie was the owner of Annie's Book Swap in Malden for 7 years, taught English at a college & managed an Inn in Carmel, CA. She was a member & contributor for OXFAM & Doctors without Borders. Fran loved her time at the ocean in Monterey, CA and Rockport. She spent many summers at Sebago Lake, ME, and enjoyed walking trails & taking pictures of nature scenes in Rockport. Frannie was the loving mother of Mark S. Scalisi, Karen A. Scalisi, both of Melrose, Cheryl L. Scalisi & her fiancé Greg Celko of Webster, Walter P. Scalisi of Melrose and Brian M. Scalisi & his wife Tina of Saugus. Cherished grandmother of Christina, Dara, Sophia and Juliana. Former spouse of Anthony M. Scalisi of Melrose. Caring sister of Helen Engdahl & her husband John of Wilmington and the late Roberta Bamberg & her late husband Charles. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives & friends. Funeral Service will be private. Arrangements by the Gately Funeral Home, Melrose.