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Virginia L. (Messier) Frado

Virginia L. (Messier) Frado
  • January 11, 1939 - February 15, 2019
  • Falmouth, Massachusetts

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“Rick,Nancy and families,I am so sorry to hear of your mom passing. She was a wonderful person who was loved dearly by my whole family. Prayers of...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Heather Beauregard - Millbury, MA

“Nancy and Rick,I am totally devastated at this news. I loved working with her all those years and sharing my home with her while she built her Cape...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: A friend

“Nancy & Rick and family. Remembering your wonderful remarkable mother and wishing you comfort. She was a lovely warm and caring person with a kind...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Jan & Joe Moresi - YULEE, FL

“Dear dear Ginny: What a place you permanently have in all our hearts. Your spirit is beautiful and unique. You have always added that extra bit...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Nan Casselbury - falmouth, MA

“I can1t go tothe Cape and not call you!!!! you are in my thought Love you Mary ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: A friend

“Ginny was a wonderful person it was a pleasure to know her. Condolences to her familyMay she Rest in peace ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Kay and Paul Libby - Monroe, ME

“My condolences to Ginny's family and close friends. I knew Ginny as one of my late sister Nancy Bradford's as well as Rosalie Greens very good...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Jim Lee - Plainfield, NJ

“Ginny was a high school friend. She was a fun person with an infectious laugh. My condolences to her family. ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Sandra (Crawford)Sheppard


Virginia L. (Messier) Frado, 80, of Falmouth, formerly of Marlborough, died peacefully Friday, February 15, 2019 at her home. She was the daughter of the late Donald E. Messier and Dorothy (Clancy) (Messier) Martino. Virginia was predeceased by her young daughter Laureen (in 1968) and her husband Richard J. Frado (in 1995). She was a proud member of the Marlborough High School Class of 1956. Virginia leaves behind a multitude of people who were warmed by her hugs, fortified by her strength, inspired by her work ethic, and buoyed by her fun-loving, positive outlook. Known as Gin, Ginny, or GG she was so much to so many: devoted wife, protective matriarch, loyal friend, rock, caretaker, and chief mischief-maker. She will be missed for the twinkle in her eye, her infectious laughter, her plain-spoken wisdom, her dust-yourself-off reassuring constancy, her unconditional love and her competitive game strategies. Our world will be a little dimmer without her.
Virginia is survived by her ("Number 1") son, Rick Frado and wife Nora of Guilford, CT; her daughter, Nancy Vonesh and husband David of West Simsbury, CT; her brother, Chuck Martino and wife Janice of Milford, MA; and her sister, Cindy Eagar and spouse Susan Milton of Orleans, MA. She is also survived by her loving grandchildren, Clare, Therese, Boadin and Rose Vonesh; as well as several nieces and nephews, and those who loved her like family (you know who you are).
Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough, MA, 01752.
A Requiem Mass will be offered on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 11:00 am at St. Matthias Church, 409 Hemenway St., Marlborough, MA.
Burial will follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Beech St., Marlborough, MA.
Donations welcome where she spent much time: Hand in Hand Thrift Shop, part of the Falmouth Service Center (www.falmouthservice center.org)