Frances A. Cloonan Mann
LYNN — Frances A. Cloonan Mann, of Lynn and Naples, Fla., died on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, surrounded by her loving family and lifelong friends, following a lengthy illness. She was the beloved wife of Andrew J. Mann, with whom she shared more than 42 years of marriage.
Born and raised in West Lynn, she was the daughter of the late Robert J. and Helen (Jeffrey) Cloonan. She attended St. Patrick’s Grammar School, Breed Jr. High School and graduated from Lynn Classical High School.
Fran worked for more than 47 years at the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, retiring as a community planning representative in 2008. She and her husband traveled extensively on cruises, Europe and visiting family throughout the country. Since retirement they have been splitting time between their homes in Lynn and Naples, Fla. Fran loved summers at Short Beach in Nahant, playing cards and cribbage, taking trips to Foxwoods and recently to Encore Casino, and she was an avid reader. She was a fantastic cook and loved to entertain her family and friends, her house was where they gathered to celebrate holidays and milestones in life. She loved her nieces and nephews, and they all adored her and enjoyed spending time with their “favorite aunt.”
In addition to her husband Andrew, Fran is survived by her sisters, Helen Healzer and her husband James of San Jose, Calif., and Meghan Kavanaugh of Naples, Fla.; and her many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brothers Robert J. Cloonan Jr. and Thomas Cloonan.
Service information: Her funeral will be held on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 from the SOLIMINE Funeral Home, 426 Broadway (Route 129), Lynn, at 9:30 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Church, Lynn, at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Lynn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Memorial visitation will be on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. Donations in her memory may be made to Kaplan Family Hospice, 78 Liberty St., Danvers, MA 01923. Directions and online guestbook at www.solimine.com.