Frances Ann (McGrath) Tomlin, 69, of Ft. Myers

Frances Ann (McGrath) Tomlin, 69, of Ft. Myers, Florida and formerly of Hopkinton, passed away Wednesday, August 8, 2018 after a long illness. She was the daughter of the late James and Barbara McGrath and was the wife of 50 years to  Benjamin P. Tomlin of Ft. Myers.

Frances and Ben lived in various places throughout the United States, as well as living four years in Germany, while Ben was serving in the Air Force. Fran had worked for Bullard Abrasives in Westborough,  Rainbow Movers in Franklin, MA and Florida, and for the Hopkinton Post Office. She enjoyed sewing and making quilts.

Besides her husband, she is survived by her siblings, Bobby McGrath and his wife, Ree, Tommy McGrath and his wife, Terry, Jean Hendricks and her husband, Steve and Patsy Garver and her husband, Melvin.  She also leaves behind several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her son, B. J. Tomlin, who passed away this past January, two brothers, James and William McGrath and her Godson, Brad Canty. 

A private graveside service will be held with family. A celebration of life will be held  on Thursday, August 30th  from 4 to 6 PM at the Woodville Rod and Gun Club. In lieu of flowers, donations in Fran’s name may be made to Canty’s Underdog Scholarship Fund, 5 Cunningham St. Hopkinton, MA 01748. Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton.

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