In loving memory of

Frances Marie Healy
October 24, 1943 - September 11, 2020

Frances M Healy, 76, of Portsmouth, RI died peacefully on September 11th.

Frances was born and raised in Portsmouth to the late Thomas and Rita Costa. Frances was wife to the late Andrew J Healy Jr.

Frances was a long-time employee in the business office at Salve Regina University in Newport, RI. She was an avid dog lover and owned several different dogs of all breeds through the years. She loved traveling both domestically and abroad and visited several countries including Spain, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, and Thailand. She enjoyed playing card games with family which always seemed to last late at night. She also worked the concession stands for several years at Little League baseball and Pop Warner football games which she liked slightly less, but that didn't stop her from her showing her usual friendliness to all people.

Frances is survived by her children, Joseph Healy of Providence, RI and Michael Healy of Twin Mountain, NH as well as several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sisters Jean Mersey and Roberta Nine and her brothers Richard "Butch" Costa and William Costa.

We'd like to thank all the kind people who took care of her the past few years including Jean, her home nurse as well as everyone at Homestead at the Grand Islander Nursing home in Middletown.

Visitation will be held on Monday, September 14th from 4 PM to 7 PM at Connors Funeral Home, Portsmouth RI. The funeral services will be private.

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Janice Rego wrote on Sep 15, 2020:

"Dear Joe, Michael and Lisa, So sorry to hear of Fran?s passing. Please accept our sincere expression of sympathy. Sincerely, Janice and Clem Rego and family"

Bella Mulvey wrote on Sep 14, 2020:

"Dear Family, I met Fran many years ago when she and Andy were dating. Both our families lived in the 5th Ward. Your Grandma Healy and my mother were church friends. I met Fan again when we worked at Salve Regina University. She was always professional and nice to all. She always had a smile. She was a lady. Take comfort in knowing that Fran is whole again and at Peace. She is reunited with her parents and siblings. The video shows what was important to, her dogs, and friends. I am remembering Fran in my prayers. A candle has been lit for her at St. Lucy\'s Church. Bella Finn Mulvey Lady Lake, Florida "