Fran Spinale

Gravesite Service

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Tuesday, December 5, 2023
Pine Haven Cemetery
84 Bedford Street
Burlington, Massachusetts, United States

Obituary of Fran Spinale

Mary Frances Spinale, affectionately known as Fran, passed away on November 29, 2023. Born and raised in Cambridge, MA, Fran's life was a testament to love, family, and enduring connections. 

Fran was a proud graduate of Cambridge Latin High School, and she spent 50 meaningful years in the city of Cambridge before eventually moving to Somerville, MA. It was in Cambridge that she laid the foundation for a life filled with love and laughter. 

Fran's professional journey led her to Ace Electronics, where she served as a switchboard operator. It was during her time at Ace Electronics that she met the love of her life, Kostos "Charlie" Spinos. Their connection blossomed, leading to a beautiful journey of marriage and family. 

She was the beloved wife of the late Kostos "Charlie" Spinos, and together they shared a life filled with joy and companionship. Fran was also the former wife of Frank M. Spinale, and Paul Dermody. Fran was a devoted mother to John S. Spinale and his wife Joanne of Billerica, MA, and Sandra M. Spinale of Bedford, MA formerly of Cambridge, MA. Although she mourned the loss of her son, Michael Spinale, her love for him remained eternal, and mother-in-law to the late Edmund J. Friel Jr. of Cambridge Fire. 

Fran was the loving “Nana” of Kimberly Spinale and her fiancé Brandon Ackroyd, and Matthew Spinale. Her love for family extended beyond her immediate circle, as she cherished the memories of her late siblings, Michael Cavanaugh and Helen Browne. 

A funeral service to honor and remember Fran will take place at Pine Haven Cemetery, 84 Bedford Street, Burlington, MA 01803, at her gravesite on Tuesday, December 5, 2023, at 12:30 PM. This gathering will be a moment to celebrate a life well-lived, to share memories, and to find solace in the love that Fran brought to all those around her. 

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made in Fran's memory to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals at, or St. Vincent de Paul, at

Online condolences, a tribute video, and additional service information can be found at

Mary Frances "Fran" Spinale will be remembered for her warmth, kindness, and the enduring love she shared with her family. May she rest in eternal peace.

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