Mary Mullaney Frangiosa

March 23, 1945November 8, 2020

Mary “Mame” Mullaney Frangiosa, 75, passed away peacefully in her Norwood home, November 8, 2020. She was surrounded by loved ones and held on just long enough to watch her beloved Notre Dame Fighting Irish win in overtime. She was born March 23, 1945 in Providence, RI to the late Raymond and Anna (McManus) Mullaney. Mary earned her undergraduate degree from Mount Saint Mary College, in Hookset, NH, and later completed her Masters’ in Education from Rhode Island College. While Mary spent the beginning of her life in Rhode Island, she considered Norwood her true home. She was an integral part of the community and loved everything about living in Norwood. Mary was passionate about family, faith, education, and football. She taught at multiple elementary schools around Norwood and retired in 2014 after over 30 years of service in the Norwood Public School system. Her educational impact is still felt around Norwood where she is commonly referred to as “Ms. Mullaney” by former students. Mary joins her late sister Anne Wilkinson and is survived by her loving husband, Angelo Frangiosa; her beloved son Angelo Ray Frangiosa and his wife Tristan Aspri Frangiosa; her niece Dr. Joanne Wilkinson; and a host of beloved cousins, friends, colleagues, and former students. Her kindness and generosity leaves a profound legacy that will be remembered by all that knew her. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mary’s honor to the Norwood Circle of Hope Foundation, 24 Myrtle Street, Norwood, MA 02062. Services will be held privately at Waters Church in Norwood with interment to follow at Highland Cemetery in Norwood.



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Pat Howes

November 20, 2020

I was so privileged to call Mary a colleague and a friend. I taught with Mary at the Winslow and the Guild Schools. She was fun loving and dedicated to her students and friends. We traveled to England, Scotland, and Italy on an educational trip. So many great memories. Rest In Peace, Miss Mullaney. You have earned your angel wings🙏🏻❤️

Richard Bailey

November 18, 2020

She was one of my favorite teachers.

Lucy Monahan

November 10, 2020

Miss Mullaney, you are a central figure in all of our childhoods and in the foundations of our education. I've gotten everything from growing up in Norwood and that is in large part to yourself and our other wonderful teachers. Winslow School (and Aaron Guild) forever! Thanks for the memories and for everything you gave us for our lives.

Trish Monahan

November 10, 2020

Miss Mullaney! You have been one of my favorite people since you taught us at Winslow School so many years ago. You always had a smile, you were always fun, always kind. I feel so lucky to have reconnected with you through my job at the senior center. We'll miss seeing you around here. A part of my childhood is gone. Soar with the angels. Love, Trish Monahan


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