Frances Marie Troy of Hull rose to Heaven with the sunrise on June 24, 2022 at the age of 62. She passed at home in the company of her loving family.
Dearest daughter of Carol “Nin” Aloise Devitt and the late Michael “Grandad” R. Devitt, Mrs. Troy was the beloved wife of her “Bestie,” Joseph E. Troy.
Loving mother to Sean “Seano” Troy and his wife, Katie DeLaMare. of Baton Rouge, LA, and Colleen “Collee Dollee” Troy and her “Bestie,” David Johnson, of Watertown. Cherished sister of Mike Devitt and his wife, Michelle, of Ivyland, Penn., and Paul Devitt and his wife, Suzie, of Marshfield. “Daughter-in-Love” of Mary L. Troy and her husband, Edward, of Fitchburg. “Sister-in-Love” of Linda Kirrane and her husband, Pius, of Fitchburg, Laura O’Kane and her husband, Timothy, of Fitchburg, and Cate Kenneally and her husband, James, of Leominster. She leaves behind many wonderful aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and dear friends.
Mrs. Troy graduated from Hull High School and earned her BA in Communications at UMass-Amherst and her master’s degree in guidance from Cambridge College. From her time at ADP where her friends introduced her to “their friend Joe,” to Beacon Communication, where she forged lifelong friendships with so many people, to being a founding member of Hull High School’s Grad Nights for seniors, her compassion left fingerprints on every person who knew her.
She was a lifelong advocate of education and empowering youth to reach their potential; she worked in the Hull School system for more than 25 years and as the guidance secretary of Hull High School, where she touched the lives of her “school family,” friends whom she treated like brothers and sisters and students she treated like her own children. She loved pampering her dog, taking pictures, listening to spy-novel audio books, and fussing over her husband and family. Her message to us was to “Take care of yourself, be kind, and carry on.”
Visiting hours will be held on Saturday July 9, from 12-3 p.m. at the Downing Cottage Funeral Chapel, 21 Pond St., Hingham.
Memorial donations to the Devitt-Troy Memorial Scholarship Fund may be made at http://www.gofundme.com/f/Devitt-Troy-Memorial-Scholarship or by check to Hull High School, 180 Main St, Hull, MA 02045. Please write Devitt/Troy/Scholarship on the memo line. For additional information and online guestbook, visit www.downingchapel.com.