LEBLANC Francine Marie (Kelly) LeBlanc, aka “Franny Balls”, 69, of Quincy, March 18th, 2013 Beloved wife of the late Raymond P. O’Neill. Amazing mother to Toni LeBlanc and her wife Eleanor Woodard of Wakefield, Cheryl Perez and her partner Daphne Betts of Brockton, Kelly Stanton and her husband Michael of Quincy. Loving sister of Scylena Kelly of Quincy and the late John Kelly, Patsy Mulberry, Ann K. MacNeil and her husband Cliff, Richard Kelly. Cousin and best friend of Donna Dostie and her husband John of Mansfield. Best Nunu ever to Raya Francine Perez, Mary Francine Stanton, and Patrick Raymond Stanton. Survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Franny was born June 14, 1943 in Boston, Mass to Grace and Francis Kelly. Family and friends were Franny’s passion and delight. Always with a full cooler intact, she enjoyed spending her summers with her sister’s and family at Ellis Haven Camp Grounds as well as vacationing with her daughters at Foxwoods Resort. Her biggest loves of her life were her girls and her proudest moments were being a Nunu to Raya, Mary and Patrick. From her days at the Continental, LaSalle’s, JC’s, Bobby Dodd’s to the Elks, Franny was loved by all who met her. She was the most loyal, selfless and giving friend to all who were fortunate enough to have had her call them “Balls”. First woman member of the Quincy Lodge of Elks, BPOE 943 where she dedicated 30 years of her life as a bartender until her semi-retirement in 2010. Franny proudly coordinated the Quincy Lodge of Elks Children’s Christmas Party for over 20 years. Since then she has dedicated her days to spending time with her grandchildren and enjoying her Bud Lights. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the Quincy Medical Center ICU staff for their support and care during her final days. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Thursday from 3:00 P.M. 8:00 P.M. in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock Street, QUINCY. A Celebration of Life service will be held in the funeral home at 9:15 A.M. on Friday prior to the funeral mass in Saint Mary’s Church, Quincy at 10:00 A.M. Burial will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery, Quincy. See www.Keohane.com or call 1-800-Keohane for directions and online condolences. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Quincy Lodge of Elks/Scholarship Fund, 254 Quarry Street, Quincy, MA 02169.
Keohane Funeral Home
785 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02170
Published in Boston Herald on Mar. 20, 2013