Zis-Sweeney and St. Laurent Funeral Home

26 Kinsley Street, Nashua, NH


Frances Catherine LoRusso

July 2, 1947December 3, 2019

Frances Catherine LoRusso, 72, of Brentwood, passed away peacefully on Tuesday December 3, 2019. Born in Medford MA, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Pompeia (Corlito) LoRusso.

A resident of the surrounding Boston area for most of her life, Frances graduated from Salem State College in 1969 and obtained her Master’s in Education and Concentration in Guidance a few years later. She was the lead English teacher of Western Junior High School in Somerville for many years then left teaching to become a certified purchasing manager for several corporations in Massachusetts. She loved to travel internationally, and frequently vacationed in York, Maine where she would rent a cottage to spend time with her family. She adored her nieces and nephews, always taking them to plays and apple picking. Frances was unique and always had a great sense of humor.

She is survived by her brother Joseph LoRusso and his wife Rosemary of Belmont MA; sisters Lorraine LoRusso of Nashua, and Maria Nichols and her husband Larry of Woburn MA; nephews Daniel Courtney III and his wife Sarah of Bedford MA, and Joseph LoRusso of Watertown MA; nieces Melissa Gavazzi of Springfield MA, and Deanne Nichols and her husband Kiley of Woburn MA. She also leaves behind many cousins and lifelong friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in memory of Frances.


5 March

Celebration of Life

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home

157 Maple Street
Lynn, MA


Frances Catherine LoRusso

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MaryLou CareySturniolo

January 13, 2020

Ms. LoRusso was one of my teachers at Western Jr. High. I remember her as being very energized and enthusiastic about teaching English and always encouraged us to not be afraid to read and write about any topic that we were interested in. She was passionate, caring and understanding. English was always my favorite subject. Thank you Ms. LoRusso . Rest in peace.

Brenda Fucillo

December 8, 2019

Maria and family,
Please accept our condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with.
Brenda and Tony (Belmont, MA)