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McGOWAN, Frances M. (Healy) Of Chelmsford, passed away on Thursday, September 6 after a lengthy illness, surrounded by her loving family. She is the beloved wife of Terence Kevin McGowan, Jr. Frances was born in Brighton, MA and was the daughter of the late Thomas F. and Gertrude M. (Cunningham) Healy. Frances was raised in Chelmsford. She earned her BA in elementary education from Regis College and then went on to pursue her RN. Frances began her career as a nurse at Children's Hospital in Boston. She continued working there and caring deeply for her patients for over 30 years. Frances is survived by her devoted husband of 27 years, Kevin McGowan. She was a proud and loving mother to her daughter, Elise. Frances is also survived by her two sisters, Catherine Robbins of Concord, MA and Barbara Van Sickle and her husband Edward of Needham, MA, as well as many nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly. Frances' family was her pride and joy. Visiting Hours: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, September 12, at 11 AM at St. Irene Catholic Church, 181 East St., Carlisle, MA. Kindly Meet At Church. Interment to follow at Heart Pond Cemetery, Chelmsford, MA. Visitation will be held privately. For online condolences, visit: chelmsfordfuneralhome.com. Blake Chelmsford Funeral Home, 24 Worthen St., Chelmsford, MA

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Published in The Boston Globe on Sept. 9, 2018
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