Frances P. (Faiella) Andronico, age 87

of Quincy

Frances P. (Faiella) Andronico, age 87

Frances P. (Faiella) Andronico, age 87, a lifelong Quincy resident, died peacefully, Monday, September 16, 2019, at the Massachusetts General Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.

Frances was born in Quincy, to the late Americo and Mary (LoDico) Faiella, and was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1949.

Frances was a well-known Quincy and South Shore soloist for many years. She sang at funerals and weddings in various Quincy churches, including Saint Mary’s Church, Saint John the Baptist Church, Saint Joseph’s Church, and Our Lady of Good Counsel. She was also a church cantor.

Over the years, she had sung and performed in musical shows at Saint John’s Church with her late husband, Leo, and with the “Belles and Beaux”, a popular singing group that entertains seniors and at local nursing facilities.

Frances was active in community affairs and was a member of the Junior League. She served as a PTO president, room mother, and volunteer in the Quincy schools. She also worked the election polls in the City of Quincy where she was known for being the first to complete her tally and report to city hall.

She enjoyed traveling with her husband, Leo, and entertaining for family and friends, always ready for a sing-a-long or organizing Christmas carols. She loved bowling and belonged to various bowling leagues.

Most of all, Frances was dedicated to her family and especially to her much loved grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Beloved wife for sixty years of the late Leo Andronico.

Devoted mother of David J. Andronico and his wife MaryAnn, Maria M. Klisiaris and her husband Zissis, Dawna Lee Donaghey and her husband Peter, Anthony F. Andronico and Karen Williams, all of Quincy, and Melissa J. Sepulveda and her husband Jose of Marion.

Loving grandmother and “Grinky” of ten grandchildren and cherished great grandmother of four.

One of four siblings, she was the dear sister of Sally Saluti of Weymouth and pre-deceased by Norma Proto and Louis J. Faiella. Sister-in-law of Alice Faiella of Quincy. Frances is also survived by many nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews, cousins, and friends.

Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, Saturday, September 21st at 9 a.m. Funeral Mass in Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy at 10 o’clock. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the funeral home Friday 4 – 8 p.m. Interment Mount Wollaston Cemetery.

For those who wish, donations in Frances’ memory may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude’s Place, Memphis TN 38105.


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  • Anthony, Dawna, and all the Andronicos, I know time and the music your mother so loved will begin to ease your pain. Much love. Sharon

  • To all the family our condolences ,so sorry ,🙏🙏🙏🙏

  • What a lovely person she was inside and out! God Bless Mrs. Andronico, hope you’re having a sing-a-long in heaven with my parents!

  • My love and prayers are with the family. I have many fond memories of sleep overs with my cousins, Aunties kind heart and loving words. I loved the way she shared her gift of music in voice and piano so freely and beautifully. I know she is singing with the heavenly choir of angels and saints. I Love you and miss you Auntie.

  • Our deepest condolences to you all. I have such fond memories of Auntie Frances. She always had such a calming way about her and I used to love listening to her talk in her sing-songy voice. She had a heart so big that it would over-flow the room. We were so blessed that she sang at our wedding 42 years ago., and she took the time out to help us pick out a wedding song, at her house, singing at the piano. These are memories I will treasure forever. You are so loved❤️
    Rest In Peace Auntie Frances and give Uncle Leo a kiss and a hug from us. 🙏🏼

  • Dave and family, most sincere sympathy to you in this time of loss. May your warm memories help you to get through this difficult time.

  • condolences to all the family,and to my Aunt Sally
    Francis was a lovely woman who I will miss
    she sang at my three daughters weddings and other family celarations
    she is now singing with her Leo

  • The Andronico Family,
    We were shocked and saddened to hear of the loss of Fran. We always enjoyed seeing her here in the office. Fran was such a kind and warm hearted woman and we will truly miss seeing her come in for her visits.
    Our Sincerest Sympathy,
    Dr. Jantzen, Stephanie, Cindy, Nancy, Lisa, Linda