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Killion, Francesca

Francesca (Spadea) Killion, a resident of Norwood, went home to be with her Lord Jesus on Friday, March 15, 2024 with her family by her side. Fran was born December 22, 1945 in Centrache, Italy, the daughter of Michele and Immaculata (Barone) Spadea. She grew up in Readville, and earned her Bachelor Degree from Fitchburg State College. Fran worked as a hairdresser and cosmetologist, eventually going on to teach her craft to others at Blue Hills Regional Technical School in Canton . She was an active member of the Waters Church in Norwood where she was involved in the Women’s Ministry and the Children’s Ministry. Fran loved golfing, flower gardening, travel, hiking and yoga, but her passion was spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Mark G. Killion; her four daughters, Nicole M. Turcotte of Arizona, Antoinette Decker of Colorado, Michele Tamulionis of Florida, and Tina M. Yanchuk of North Attleboro; her brother, Dominic Spadea of Easton; her grandchildren, Renee, Francesco, Victoria, Carmen, Spencer, Madlin, Taylor, Samantha, Francesca, Nicholas, Bella, Lizi, and Franki; and her great grandchildren, Brody and Brooks. She was the sister of the late Vito Spadea. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a celebration of her life on Thursday, March 21st, 2024 at 1 pm at the Waters Church, 668 Walpole Street, Norwood. Private interment was in Highland Cemetery in Norwood.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Cheryl and David Campo
    March 18th, 2024 | 10:22 pm

    There are few people in life that embody genuine love for others as Fran did. Fran was truly an altruistic woman- caring for others before herself. We have had the good fortune to know her as neighbor.I was fortunate to have prayed with her. Our family- David and I, my children, and our grandchildren will miss our meeting up with her out in our mutual backyards. She will remain in our hearts. As neighbors, we enjoyed watching the seasons change and identifying the backyard birds. We will miss meeting her by chance outside on early spring days, watching her tend to her garden on the hottest day of the summer, chatting as the leaves fell, and wondering in winter when the snow would end.
    God Bless You, Mark and family.

  2. March 18th, 2024 | 10:23 pm

    Fran was a wonderful strong woman who loved her family, God and will be missed greatly.

  3. Millicent Awotorebo
    March 18th, 2024 | 11:04 pm

    Fran was such a classy, kind and wonderful woman. I truly enjoyed being in her presence. She was full of joy and kept me smiling. I will miss seeing her at gatherings. My prayers remain for the family to be strengthened during this time. May the comfort and peace of God meet each of you.

    Millicent & Muili Awotorebo

    great eomant woman such a clay

  4. March 19th, 2024 | 8:26 am

    Fran was a great teacher. She was positive and had the same attitude toward the students she taught. The students and staff always respected her as a person and as an educator. She will be truly missed as a friend, an educator, and our hearts go out to Frans family. RIP you were a great person that was always full of joy.

    Blue hills Athletic department
    Ed catabia

  5. Erin & Rob Stephenson
    March 20th, 2024 | 10:44 am

    We had the pleasure to get to know Fran through Bishop Feehan High School Football. For 4 years we would she her pride in watching her Grandson Nick! We had some exciting games and she was always so friendly, and filled with such positive energy. You could clearly see her love for family. May God Bless you all during this difficult loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you all. So blessed to have gotten to know this amazing woman. Our deepest sympathy.

  6. Okebalama family
    March 21st, 2024 | 9:40 am

    Fran’s love to my family will never be forgotten. Her smile, class, grace, love for Jesus and for people was infectious. We thank God that the world was graced by your life and that He now has you safely in his arms, no more pain. We love you Nonny

  7. April 2nd, 2024 | 1:41 am

    Fran was my teacher at Blue Hills. She was patient kind and one of the best educators I have ever met. My condolences to her family. She was such a beautiful person, and I will always remember the most memorable memories together with her at Blue Hills.

    May God Bless you Fran the way that you blessed others.

    Mary Ivanoski

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