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Nancy J. Frey
  • In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:
  • Sisters of St. Anne Retirement Fund
    720 Boston Post Road East
    Marlborough, MA 01752
  • Marlborough Community Services Food Pantry
    255 Main Street
    Marlborough, MA 01752

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1 of 2 | Posted by: Mary Shea-Wybieralla - Belmont, MA

“We are so sorry to hear of the passing of such a great lady. Obviously she was well loved. Please accept our condolences - our thoughts are with you. ”
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FREY, Nancy (Shea), wife of the late John H. Frey and youngest daughter of the late Florence and William Shea, passed away peacefully on November 19 at the age of 85.

Nancy is survived by her four devoted children, William J. Frey of Framingham, Martha F. Johnson and her husband, Scott, of Marlborough, John H. Frey Jr., of Vienna, Va., and Diane F. Frey and her partner, Gillian MacNaughton, of Somerville. She was the sister of the late Evariste, William, Russell, Raymond, Marjorie (Shea) Logan, Florence (Shea) Wall, Mary (Shea) Harrington and Patricia (Shea) Donovan Andrew. She is the adored aunt of 45 nieces and nephews, grandmother of John (Will) Frey III, Jared, Katherine and Benjamin Johnson and great grandmother of Mila Cadet.

She lived her life to the fullest, laughed with her entire being and, made friends in every chapter of her long, storied life – from working in personnel at Raytheon and Marlborough Hospital, to fundraising at the Hillside School, to the engaging with the many antique dealers and customers she came to know through her antiques business.

Visiting hours will be held from 4:00 – 7:00 pm on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough, MA 01752. A funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 10:30 AM at the Sisters of St. Anne Chapel, 720 Boston Post Rd. East, Marlborough. Burial will follow at Mt Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, and will be private.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations in Nancy's name to the Sisters of St Anne Retirement Fund, 720 Boston Post Road East, Marlboro MA 01752 or to the Marlboro Community Services Food Pantry, 255 Main Street, Marlboro MA 01752.