Palmer-Frances J. (Zagraniczny) Desmarais, 81, died Wednesday, November 27, 2019 surrounded by the love of family. Frances was born in Ware, MA April 15, 1938 to the late Joseph P. and Louise S. (Pilch) Zagraniczny. She has been a resident of Three Rivers for many years. Fran was a secretary at Monson Developmental Center and retired after more than 20 years. She was a communicant of Divine Mercy Parish in Three Rivers and a member of the Rosary Sodality. Fran could often be found at church picnics, the Palmer Senior Center or enjoying lunch with friends. She loved to travel and made many birthday and wedding cakes for family and friends.
Frances leaves her loving family; daughters, Jane A. Consolie and Denise M. Desmarais-Dzuris: grandchildren, Bruce E.A. Strong, Joseph D. Consolie and Heather A. Strong; a sister Anne Brownhill; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Frances was predeceased by her sister, Mae Tetreault.
Visiting hours will be held Monday, December 2, 2019 from 5-7pm in Lombard Funeral Home 3 Bridge St. Monson, MA . Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 3, with funeral procession forming at 8:30 at the funeral home with Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10am in Divine Mercy Parish 2267 Main St. in Three Rivers. Burial will follow at Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association.
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