Florence P. Genua Fraumeni

August 18, 1922February 12, 2014

Florence Priscilla Genua Fraumeni of Wrentham, Massachusetts died February 12, 2014 in her sleep at home.

She was the beloved wife of the late Francis J. Fraumeni, Esq. Born in Providence, RI, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Katherine E. V. (D’Agostino) Genua, she has lived in Wrentham for 11 years, previously living in North Smithfield, RI and Braintree, Massachusetts.

She was a 1944 graduate of RI College and taught in the Providence public schools, mainly at Broad Street School. She earned a master’s degree from Boston University, School of Education in 1952 and was invited to accept a teaching fellowship there while studying for a doctorate, which she received in 1953. Appointed an Assistant Professor at Boston College, she taught in the undergraduate and graduate programs and directed doctoral studies. While raising a family, she supervised student teachers for Boston University and was an adjunct Professor at Boston College, Assumption College and Framingham State University. She co-authored several texts with the late Dr. Leslie Irwin of Boston University and the late Dr. Dana Farnsworth of Harvard University. She completed her teaching career at Worcester State University where she was Professor of Reading, Language Arts and Children’s Literature, chairing the graduate programs in these areas. Upon retirement she was awarded the status of Professor Emerita. She was a member of Pi Lambda Theta serving as President of the Alpha Gamma chapter at Boston University; also a member of Alpha Upsilon chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, and Lambda Chapter of Delta Kappa Pi.

Florence leaves a son, Francis J. Fraumeni, Jr. (Bud) of Florida; a daughter Katherine Ginnetty of Wrentham; her sister Grace of Wrentham; and four grandsons.

Her funeral will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the PONTARELLI-MARINO Home, 971 Branch Ave., Providence followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Anthony Church, 1413 Mineral Spring Avenue, North Providence. Burial will be Private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mother Angelica, Eternal Word of Television Network, 5817 Old Leeds Road, Irondale, Alabama 35210-9948.


  • Visitation Tuesday, February 18, 2014
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, February 18, 2014

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Irene Luke Hope

February 28, 2014

The Fraumeni and Genua Families:

Please accept our deepest condolences at the passing of Florence. I had spoken to Florence just before Christmas and had promised her a visit but the snow has kept us away this winter. Florence was my first grade teacher at Broad Street School. She and I got re acquainted in the mid 1990's and we have been exchanging cards ever since. My 3 sisters and I remember her very fondly and she was very devoted to all her students. Florence was very proud of her grandsons and had lots of stories to share. Blessings to all. Irene Luke Hope, East Greenwich, RI

Fr. John Petrocelli

February 25, 2014

My late mother (Teresa Petrocelli) treasured her friendship with Florence and all the Genuas. Please give Grace my own deepest condolances, and let her know I offered mass for Florence. (I sent a Mass card to her Smithfield Ave. address, but it was just returned by the post office.) May God be with you all, and give you consolation.

February 18, 2014

Florence was a dear colleague at Worcester State University, an excellent role model and constant friend.You must be so proud of her.
Nancy Harris, Nancy Johnson and Mary Ellen Meegan-WSU Professors Ret.

John Orabone

February 18, 2014

Dear Grace,Kathy,Matt,Bud and Dee,
Mo and I were sorry to hear of Florence's passing. We trust she rests in peace now with Francis and all the others in the family who have left us. God bless you.
John and Mo Orabone

February 18, 2014

To the Fraumeni and Genua families,
Our sympathy and prayers to you on the loss of Florence. We remember her as a dear and devoted friend and classmate from RICE (RIC) of our late mother, Evelyn Crohan Pollard, and late aunt, Claire Ducharme Crohan. May she rest in peace.
Sincerely, Katherine Pollard Garafano, Claire, and Mary Pollard

Mary and Eileen Ginnetty

February 18, 2014

Dear Katherine, Matt and Family,
We are thinking of you and love you. We will miss Florence. Our prayers are for her as she rests in peace, and for you all.
Love, Mary/ Grammy and Eileen

February 17, 2014

Dear Kathy and Bud,
Your mother was a wonderful neighbor and longtime friend; a great
roll model for our children, Steven and Linda. She will be truly missed.
God's Peace! Love, Rae & Gerda Hall

Joseph Marchetti

February 17, 2014

Dear Katherine and Bud you had a great mom Chet Marchetti

February 17, 2014

Grace, Buddy & Katherine,

Our deepest sympathy,,,,she will be missed. It was always a pleasure seeing her at our family gatherings. May she rest in peace.

Dana & Lauren Smith

Mary Cantwell

February 17, 2014

Bud and Kathy,
So sorry for your loss. Your mother was a lovely woman and I have good memories of her when she lived in Braintree.
Love and prayers,
Mary Cantwell