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FRANCES MCBRIDE


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FRANCES MCBRIDE Obituary
McBRIDE, Frances 95, of Tewksbury, MA, formerly of Edina, Minnesota, and Reading, MA, July 19, 2016. Born in Somerville, MA, in 1923, she was the daughter of Genella Stoddard Hatton and William Hatton. She was the beloved wife of Daniel McBride, with whom she shared over 70 years of marriage at the time of his death in 2013. She is survived by a daughter, Linda McBride Willis and her husband Jeffrey, of Tewksbury, MA, a brother-in-law James McBride, of West Yarmouth, MA, a sister-in-law, Audrey McBride Brown of Wyomissing, PA, a daughter-in-law, Susan Harding McBride of Los Angeles, and two grandchildren, Alec Willis of Tewksbury, MA, and Holly McBride of Oak Harbor, Washington. She is also survived by several cousins, nieces and nephews. Frances is predeceased by her husband, Daniel, son, Danny McBride, and two grandchildren, Derek McBride and Bonnie McBride. She attended Boston University, but left to become a full time music teacher and pianist during World War II. She went on to devote her life to her family, including accompanying Dan on his frequent, international trips. She and her husband were long-time, active, members of Colonial Church, Edina, Minnesota. She was a tireless PTA and school volunteer, and a passionate advocate for reading initiatives. She was an avid reader and participated in many book groups. She was also an active supporter of local humane societies. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 30, at 11AM, at the West Parish Garden Cemetery Chapel, Andover, MA. Interment will be in West Parish Cemetery, Andover, MA. Donations in her memory may be made to the Humane Society for Greater Nashua, 24 Ferry Rd, Nashua, NH 03064.
Published in The Boston Globe on July 27, 2016
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