Frances J. (Menesale) McCarthy
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Beverly - Frances J. (Menesale) McCarthy, age 78, died January 10, 2020, after a long battle with kidney disease. She was the wife of Richard A. McCarthy. A lifelong Beverly resident, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Elvera (Apperti) Menesale.
Frances graduated from Lynn Hospital School of Nursing. She worked as an RN for 40 years in a variety of positions as a psychiatric nurse. She enjoyed boating, reading and her family.
In addition to her husband with whom she shared 60 years is a daughter Karen Bloodgood and her husband Todd of Beverly; a sister Constance "Connie" Dempsey of West Springfield; a granddaughter Olivia Bloodgood; and niece Maureen Dempsey-Basile. She was predeceased by a brother, Joseph Menesale; and her nephew Donald Dempsey

Private funeral services will be held at a later date. Contributions may be made in her name to the National Kidney Foundation. Information, directions, condolences, at
Published on January 14, 2020


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Jan 18, 2020
I Know you are with Our Lord and our Holy Mother...I'll pray for you....Please pray for me..Love you Franny...
Jeanne Engels
Jan 18, 2020
Dear Dick and Karen,
I am so sorry for your loss, our loss, of Fran. I didn't see the obituary till today. I saw her beautiful graduation picture and recognized her right away. Fran and I had some good times. We worked together on Ruble 1 at New England Memorial in Stoneham; she was our night nurse, and she was the best!
Fran came to my home in Winchester after I had my first mastectomy. She sure picked me up!
One time we went to the museum to have lunch with you, Karen. She was so proud of you.
Fran showed me her beautiful yard and I think she was working on a little pond. She loved her dog!
My favorite memory was the day we went to Hammond Castle. I think we were the only guests at that
...time; we were ready to have some fun. We found Victor Borge's piano on display and roped off with a red velvet rope and a sign that stated no one was to touch it. After consulting with my partner in crime, I crossed the barrier and TOUCHED THE PIANO!!! We laughed, cracked jokes, looked around for cameras, figured they were hidden, and left.
I loved Fran. We stayed in touch through the years.
Fran, I miss you already. You will always always have a place in my heart.
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