Mrs. Frances (Flaherty) Akell

  • Born: October 18, 1935
  • Died: April 14, 2017
  • Location: Stoneham, Massachusetts

Barile Funeral Home

482 Main Street
Stoneham, MA 02180

Tel. 781.438.2280

Tribute & Message From The Family

Frances F. (Flaherty) Akell of Stoneham, passed away on Friday April 14, 2017. She was 81 years of age. Fran was the beloved wife of 52 years to Alfred "Fred" Akell. Cherished sister of Alice J. Hegarty and her late husband Richard. Loving daughter of the late Richard and Frances (Scott) Flaherty. Dear sister in law of Theresa Akell and her late husband Harold Jr. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Fran was a teacher in Reading for 39 years. She was a member of the gardening club in Stoneham and the Stoneham Public Library Board. She was an avid knitter, gardener and loved to read.

Funeral from the Barile Family Funeral Home 482 Main St. (RT28) STONHEAM Tuesday April 18th, 2017 at 9am followed by a Funeral Mass Celebrating Fran's Eternal Life in St. Patrick's Church 71 Central St. Stoneham at 10am.

Family and friends are kindly invited to gather and share remembrances with the family on Monday April 17th, 2017 from 4-7pm in the funeral home. Parking attendants and elevator available.

Please do NOT send flowers and consider donations in her name to St. Patrick Family Ministry 71 Central St. Stoneham MA 02180 or Friends of Stoneham Public Library 431 Main St. Stoneham MA 02180


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Fred,

My deepest sympathies to you and your family on the passing of your wife Fran.

Steve Rotondi

Posted by Stephen Rotondi - Stoneham, MA   April 19, 2017

I was a 3rd grade student of (then) Miss Flaherty in the early 60's. She was a wonderful educator and left me with only happy memories. I am grateful for the positive difference she made in my life.

Posted by Paul Russo - San Diego, CA - student   April 19, 2017

Fred I am so sorry for your loss of Francis my condolences to you and your family

Posted by Thomas Taranti - Stoneham, MA - Friend   April 18, 2017

My loving memory of Fran will always be her great sense of humor. She was never without a smile and a great unique comment. She will never be forgotten.

Posted by LAVERNE ST JOHN (AKELL) - TURNER, ME - Family   April 17, 2017

May the good Lord bless you, Fred and Alice, and your families for your loss. Fran will rest In peace now.

Posted by Kay Clark - Stoneham, MA - Friend   April 16, 2017

Fred, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Posted by Kim DeCrescenzo - Reading, MA - Friend   April 14, 2017