Florence Fraumeni Obituary

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Florence P. (Genua) Fraumeni

August 18, 1922 - February 12, 2014
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Florence Priscilla Genua Fraumeni of Wrentham, Massachusetts died February 12, 2014 in her sleep at home. She was the beloved wife of the late Francis J. Fraumeni, Esq. Born in Providence, RI, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Katherine E. V. (D'Agostino) Genua, she has lived in Wrentham for 11 years, previously living in North Smithfield, RI and Braintree, Massachusetts. She was a 1944 graduate of RI College and taught in the Providence public schools, mainly at Broad Street School. She earned a master's degree from Boston University, School of Education in 1952 and was invited to accept a teaching fellowship there while...
Florence Priscilla Genua Fraumeni of Wrentham, Massachusetts died February 12, 2014 in her sleep at home.

She was the beloved wife of the late Francis J. Fraumeni, Esq. Born in Providence, RI, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Katherine E. V. (D'Agostino) Genua, she has lived in Wrentham for 11 years, previously living in North Smithfield, RI and Braintree, Massachusetts.

She was a 1944 graduate of RI College and taught in the Providence public schools, mainly at Broad Street School. She earned a master's degree from Boston University, School of Education in 1952 and was invited to accept a teaching fellowship there while studying for a doctorate, which she received in 1953. Appointed an Assistant Professor at Boston College, she taught in the undergraduate and graduate programs and directed doctoral studies. While raising a family, she supervised student teachers for Boston University and was an adjunct Professor at Boston College, Assumption College and Framingham State University. She co-authored several texts with the late Dr. Leslie Irwin of Boston University and the late Dr. Dana Farnsworth of Harvard University. She completed her teaching career at Worcester State University where she was Professor of Reading, Language Arts and Children's Literature, chairing the graduate programs in these areas. Upon retirement she was awarded the status of Professor Emerita.
She was a member of Pi Lambda Theta serving as President of the Alpha Gamma chapter at Boston University; also a member of Alpha Upsilon chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, and Lambda Chapter of Delta Kappa Pi.

Florence leaves a son, Francis J. Fraumeni, Jr. (Bud) of Florida; a daughter Katherine Ginnetty of Wrentham; her sister Grace of Wrentham; and four grandsons.

Her funeral will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the PONTARELLI-MARINO Home, 971 Branch Ave., Providence followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Anthony Church, 1413 Mineral Spring Avenue, North Providence. Burial will be Private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mother Angelica, Eternal Word of Television Network, 5817 Old Leeds Road, Irondale, Alabama 35210-9948.

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