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Frances Helen (Pafume) DeIeso, 88

Frances Helen (Pafume) DeIeso, 88, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, February 19, 2022, surrounded by her loving and cherished family. She was the beloved wife of Vincent (Jimmy) DeIeso for over 68 years.

Frances was born in Milford, MA, daughter of the late Salvatore and Helen (Rummo) Pafume. She lived in Milford on Highland Street her whole life, born in her family’s homestead and then moved just a very short walk up the street to their home that Jimmy built. It was a home that became the setting for many large family gatherings throughout the years, where everyone would bring amazing food and enjoy lots of laughter, friendship, and love.

Along with her beloved husband Jimmy, she is survived by her children; Elaine Marie DeIeso and Deborah Ann DeIeso and her husband Steven Frechette; grandchildren Francesca Helen DeIeso-Frechette and James Bartro and his wife Kerrianne (Fitzgerald) Bartro; and great-grandchildren Jackson, Madison, and Trenton Bartro.  She was predeceased by Carlo and Gloria (Tumolo) DeIeso, Josephine (DeIeso) and Cleo Vitali, and Tony DiPietro and survived by Nancy (DeIeso) DiPietro.  She was the loving aunt, cousin, and friend of so many nieces, nephews, cousins, step-grand and step-great-grandchildren, and friends. She also had a close relationship with James' stepbrother Daniel. 

Frances was a graduate of Milford High School class of 1950 and Chandler School for Women in Boston, MA.  After graduating, she worked in the offices of the Draper Corporation then as an office manager for Anthony Roberts for many years until 1985. From 1985 to 2013 she was an office manager for Dr. Robert Bartro’s dental practice in Woonsocket, RI. Frances took great pride in a good day's work all her life and continued to do so while working into her 80's. 

Frances was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church in Hopedale, MA; her faith and daily prayers were a very important part of her life. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Sacred Heart Church, 187 Hopedale Street, Hopedale, MA, on Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 12:00PM, followed by burial at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Cemetery, Medway Road, Milford, MA. Masks will be required for all services and available at the church entry. Thank you for observing these Covid protocols.

In lieu of flowers, her wish was that memorial donations be made to the Sacred Heart Church in Hopedale, MA www.sacredhearthopedale.org/donate


Guest Book

We are just hearing of your mother's passing. We enjoyed many good times with her and Jimmy whenever we stayed next door when we came up to Milford. I know she will be missed. Jimmy must be taking it very hard. We will keep all of you in our prayers.
Bill & Kris Nutter


Dear Debbie, Elaine, so sorry for your loss .It has been a hard time of all of us with the Covid and I know how you all feel since I lost both of my sisters . May God be with you all . my deepest sympathy .
Rachel Largey


Dear Elaine - I wish Sue-Ann and I were in Massachusetts right now, so that we could give everyone in your family a big hug. I'm going to miss your mother's warm greetings and her smile. She always made everyone feel at home, and like one of the family.
Michael Patrick Rush


Dear Elaine, Debbie, Jim and family, My deepest sympathy to you in this sad time. Frances was the best Mother, Wife and grandmother. I know what a great cook she was and how much pride she took in her family. My hope is for the wonderful memories to carry through these times of grief. Sending love and prayers In friendship and sympathy Dawnette & Mike Niro Fort Myers, Fl.
Dawnette Niro


Elaine, my deepest sympathy to you, your Dad and all family members. Always remember how much you were loved and all the joyous times you shared. A mother's love never dies. She will always be with you. Chris and Bill Hanewich
Christine J. Hanewich


We are so sorry for the loss of Frances. She watch me grow up and has been a very kind and special neighbor. I enjoyed bringing my grandchildren over to visit her and Jimmy. She will be missed!
Phoebe & Jim Asam


Dear Mr. D, Debbie, Steve, Frankie, Elaine and family; We are saddened to hear about the passing of your dear wife, mother and grandmother. She was so special to me and we will remember her with great fondness. Sharing in your loss and sending you all much love, Patty and Mike
Patty Yen & Mike Gayowski


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