Frances Carey

August 6, 1932October 10, 2020

Frances A. (McNamara) Carey, age 88, of Somerset, passed away on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at Tremont Rehab & Skilled Care Center in Wareham. She was the wife of the late William E. Carey.

Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of the late William F. McNamara, Sr. and Ellen V. (Ardagh) McNamara.

Frances was a graduate of Sacred Heart Academy, Class of 1950 and went on to attend Thibodeau Business School. She was employed by Fall River Trust before retiring to raise her family. Frances was a member of Sacred Heart Seniors and St. Thomas More Church.

She is survived by her daughters, Ellen M. Corvi and her husband Alan of Rehoboth and Susan A. Gagner and her husband Russell of Berwick, ME; grandchildren, William and Samuel Gagner and Ryan, Kristin and Caraline Corvi. Frances was predeceased by her siblings, Barbara Joyce, Arline Estes and William F. McNamara, Jr.

Her grandchildren describe her as a funny and fun lady who will always be in their hearts and memories. They admired her strength and determination and her will to please them whenever possible. They will be forever thankful for the times she spent with them watching kids shows, playing cards and always asking about their day and school. They love her dearly and that will never change.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 9:00 AM in St. Thomas More Church, 386 Luther Ave, Somerset. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be private.



  • Funeral Mass

    Thursday, October 15, 2020


  • Burial Private


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Steven Zimmer

October 16, 2020

Always enjoyed seeing Aunt Frannie and loved her good sense of humor. We shared Christmas cards for many years and I am sorry for her loss. Great memories and a life well lived. Bless her heart. Sympathy to Ellen and Susan and your families. Steven Zimmer