Francine C. (Gabel) Wright, age 69

of Quincy

Francine C. (Gabel) Wright, age 69

Francine C. (Gabel) Wright, age 69, of Quincy, formerly of Bridgewater, died peacefully, Saturday, April 22, 2023 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, in the comfort of her loving family.

Francine was born in Downingtown, Pa., raised and educated there, and was a graduate of Downingtown High School, Class of 1971. She graduated from Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy in 1976 where she later earned her Master’s degree in Business. She had lived in Quincy for seventeen years, previously in Bridgewater for twenty-five years.

She was employed at Eastern Nazarene College as the director of human resources for thirteen years. She also worked as a consultant and recently was teaching computer skills to senior residents at 1000 Southern Artery in Quincy.

Francine enjoyed helping people and was active in community affairs, serving on the board of directors of the Quincy After School Program, as a member of the Quincy Parks Conservancy, and the former Kiwanis Club of Quincy.

She loved nature and the outdoors.

Francine was a woman of faith and an active member of the South Weymouth Church of the Nazarene where she made many lasting friendships. Most of all, Francine was devoted to her family, supporting all their many activities and accomplishments.

Beloved wife for forty-five years of Ronald W. Wright.

Devoted mother of April LaBelle and her husband Christopher of Bridgewater, Allyson Wright of Quincy, and Bryan Wright, TSgt, USAF of Fort Meade, Md.

Loving grandmother of Samantha.

Cherished daughter of Evelyn (Henck) Raffier of Pa. and the late Frank Gabel.

Dear sister of Linda Levin of Reisterstown, Pa. Francine is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and their families.

Memorial Visiting Hours will be held at the South Weymouth Church of the Nazarene, 385 Ralph Talbot Street, South Weymouth, on Wednesday, May 3, from 4 – 8 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Funeral Services will be conducted at the Wollaston Church of the Nazarene, 37 East Elm Avenue, Quincy, on Thursday, May 4, at 10 a.m.

For those who wish, donations in Francine’s memory may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Memorial Contributions, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.


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  • Ally, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. You are most definitely a direct extension of all that was beautiful and wonderful about your mom. Much love and comfort to all who loved your mom.

  • Fran was such a blessing. Mother, wife, friend, sister and cousin. She was always there for whoever was in need. Missy and I will never forget how she would always be there, sometimes just to listen but always with such love for others.
    We love you Fran and we know where you are. In the arms of Jesus. Your spirit will live with us until we get there too. David and Melissa musselman.

  • Ron, very sorry to see Fran’s obituary. May she rest in peace.

  • My name is Bill I am a fellow contractor and friend of Ron Wright, the husband of Francis. I have known Ron and the family since the mid 90s we met at a church in South Weymouth Massachusetts and developed a relationship from there as fellow contractors and Christian brothers. I have had the experience of losing my own wife and my own son, some years ago so the pain and suffering of loss I am well acquainted with in my heart completely goes out to my friend Ron, I always say that life is so short and loved ones are so precious. We should redeem the time my faith in Jesus is strong and I know my two love ones are in heaven and I can only imagine the joy. This is my hope, and without this, to be frankly, honest, there is nothing , this life is a temporary stop over, and I believe eternal life in heaven, where everything is perfect is the real life. And to those who know Jesus, they are all there safe and secure as those of us who know Jesus will be there with them someday.
    Ron, you are in my prayers. I asked God to give you peace and comfort and focus. You’re not alone. Bill

  • Dear Family,
    I am sorry to learn of your loss of Francine. I pray that God will comfort you in your grief. It is good to know that Francine is now with the Lord Jesus Christ. However, she will be missed by family and friends. I was a member (and still am) of the Church of the Nazarene in West Chester, PA. I knew Francine and her whole family very well since we were all members of the church for many years. In my teens and young adult years I spent a great deal of time with the Gabel family. I loved them dearly and felt loved by them. I pray God will be with you in a special way during this time of loss. Sincerely, Jeanne Peters Nornhold

  • Fran ‘s caring and supportive nature made her a natural for human resources. She was always humble and kind and lived a life true to her Nazarene beliefs.
    I pray that she didn’t suffer and have faith that her Christian life has brought her peace. Prayers for her family who have suffered this loss.

  • Francine was a good friend and great person at Downingtown HS.

  • Francine was one of my dearest friends through grade school and high school. We played hockey and lacrosse together and shared our classes. I’m glad to hear she had a strong faith that carried her through her suffering.

  • I will always remember Francine as a loving, caring and gentle person, a true pleasure to have known. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

  • I am so sad to hear of Francine’s passing. It makes our time together at our last reunion so special. I am so happy the we had that chance to laugh and reminisce about our time together from elementary through high school. You will be truly missed.

  • So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing April,Allison & Bryan. And to you Ron so sorry for your loss(the love of your life)We are the Snyders (8 of us) Fran & Ron had us over for lunch after church 3 different times. All 8 of us. Because of Fran. She loved people. She had a full prepared full course meal for us. And Fran doesn’t cook a lot too.She has helped our 6 teenage kids more than she will ever know. I was privileged to babysit for Allison & Bryan many times because she was always busy doing ministry with the district youth groups. We The Snyders loved Fran & her family . She practice & lived out her Christian faith. We can hear Jesus saying to Fran “Well done thou good & faithful servant” Thank you Ron & family for sharing Fran with us. Please know each of you are in our prayers. South Weymouth Church of the Nazarene lost a great Saint. Heavens gain & our lost.

  • We are so sorry to hear of Fran’s passing. We really can’t travel any longer due to Uncle Paul’s dementia otherwise we would have loved to be with you. Prayers for comfort and God’s peace. Love, Uncle Paul and Aunt Dee