We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Downing Cottage Funeral Chapel
Frances Marie Troy, of Hull, rose to Heaven with the sunrise on June 24, 2022, at the age of 62. She passed at home in the company of her loving family.
Dearest daughter of Carol “Nin” Aloise Devitt and the late Michael “Grandad” R. Devitt.
Beloved wife of her “Bestie”, Joseph E. Troy.
Loving mother to Sean “Seano” Troy and his wife Katie DeLaMare of Baton Rouge, LA, and Colleen “Collee Dollee” Troy and her “Bestie”, David Johnson of Watertown. Cherished sister of Mike Devitt and his wife Michelle of Ivyland, PA, and Paul Devitt and his wife Suzie of Marshfield. “Daughter-in-Love” of Mary L. Troy and her husband Edward J. Troy of Fitchburg. “Sister-in-Love” of Linda Kirrane and her husband Pius of Fitchburg, Laura O’Kane and her husband Timothy of Fitchburg, and Cate Kenneally and her husband James of Leominster. She leaves behind many wonderful aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and dear friends.
Fran graduated from Hull High School, earning her BA in Communications at UMASS Amherst and her Masters degree in Guidance from Cambridge College. From her time at ADP where her friends introduced her to “their friend Joe”, to Beacon Communication where she forged life long friendships with so many people, to being a founding member of Hull High School’s Grad Nights for seniors, her compassion left fingerprints on every person who knew her. She was a life long advocate of education and empowering youth to reach their potential; she worked in the Hull School system for over 25 years and as the Guidance Secretary of Hull High School where she touched the lives of her “school family”: friends whom she treated like brothers and sisters and students whom she treated like her own children. She loved pampering her dog, taking pictures, listening to spy-novel audio books, and fussing over her husband and family. Her message to us was to: “Take care of yourself, be kind, and carry on.”
Visiting hours will be held from on Saturday July 9, 2022 from 12:00pm - 3:00pm relatives and friends invited at the Downing Cottage Funeral Chapel, 21 Pond Street, Hingham.
Memorial donations to the “Devitt-Troy Memorial Scholarship Fund” may be made via GoFundMe http://www.gofundme.com/f/Devitt-Troy-Memorial-Scholarship or via check to Hull High School, 180 Main St, Hull, MA 02045. Please write Devitt/Troy/Scholarship on the memo line.