Frances Anne (Egan) Mitchell

  • Born: May 9, 1924
  • Died: March 28, 2019
  • Location: Concord, Massachusetts

Concord Funeral Home

Director - Glenn D. Burlamachi, CFSP
74 Belknap St.
Concord, MA 01742
Tel. (978) 369-3388

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Sister and Friend

Frances Anne (Egan) Mitchell, (94) of Concord passed away March 28, 2019. She was the beloved wife of the late Daniel Mitchell who died in 2006.

Frances was born in Boston on May 9, 1924 the daughter of the late William and Florence (Riddler) Egan. She was raised and educated in Boston. Fran continued with secretarial courses at The Katharine Gibbs School and following graduation with her Associates Degree, she worked at several secretarial positions including the Massachusetts State House in Boston.

When Frances met her future husband Daniel, they married and settled in Concord where they raised their 5 children. Fran was a dedicated Den Mother for Cub and Boy Scouts as well as for Brownies and Girl Scouts. She worked for Concord's Fernald School for Special Children and for Emerson Hospital. Later, she became a licensed Real Estate Broker in the Concord area.

Frances and her family were communicants at St. Bernard's Church, now known as Holy Family Parish in Concord. She was a Eucharistic Minister for those who could not attend Mass. And she was a long-time member of the Sodality of Our Lady.

When she wasn't working or providing for her children, Frances enjoyed her many volunteer positions one of which was at Emerson Hospital. She was also a member of the Concord Women's Club, the Book Club and was an avid and serious Bridge Player. Most of all she loved her family and spending time with each of her children, grandchildren and with her first great granddaughter.

Frances is survived by her daughters Joan F. and her husband, the former Ambassador Kenneth F. Hackett of Florida, Rita M. and her husband Frank Wahlen Jr. of Groton, MA, and Regina M. Mitchell of Concord, N.H.; her son Bernard J. Mitchell and his wife Pamela of Hopkinton; her brother James Egan and her sisters Mary Carroll and Claire Steeves. She was the loving grandmother of Diane, Katrina, Kevin, Jennifer, Michael, Colleen, Peter and Owen and great-grandmother of Abigail. She was a loving aunt to her many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband Daniel, Frances is predeceased by her son Daniel Mitchell and brother William and sisters Rita and Florence.

Family and friends will gather to remember and honor Fran on Sat. April 6, 2019 from 9:00 to 10:30 in the Concord Funeral Home, 74 Belknap St., Concord. Fran's mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:00am in Holy Family Parish, 12 Monument Square, Concord. Interment will follow in the family lot in St. Bernard's Cemetery, Concord.

Those who wish may make contributions in her name to:
Saab Residence at D'Youville Life and Wellness Center
981 Varnum Ave.
Lowell, MA 01854


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Bernie and family....Sending love and prayer to everyone during these difficult days. May your faith and fond memories help heal your hearts knowing that your mother is at peace. With our deepest sympathy, Ginger and Mark Daly

Posted by Ginger and Mark Daly - Chelmsford, MA   April 06, 2019

To Joan and Fran's wonderful children and grands. What a wonderful story about Fran, her life and her dedication to God and her family. Take comfort in the lessons she taught, the good life she lead and memories you have of her. Bud Hackett and the Pennsylvania Hacketts

Posted by Bud Hackett - Bethlehem, PA - Family Friend   April 01, 2019

To Bernie and the Mitchell family - My deepest sympathy to you and to all your Mom's family and friends. May the memories of her life well spent stay with you. Rest assured the weekday mass folks at St. John's will be praying for the repose of her soul.

Posted by Barbara Zino - Hopkinton, MA - Friend   March 31, 2019

To Bernie and the Mitchell family, my deepest sympathies. "Fran" was my second mom and was very sweet and loving to me as Bernie and I grew up thru the years. God Bless you Fran and enjoy heaven,
Paul Terrio

Posted by Paul Terrio - Delray Beach, FL - Friend   March 30, 2019

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