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Frances Guyette Veteran
March 11, 2024


Frances “Fran” Guyette passed away March 11, 2024, surrounded by her closest family and friends after her fourth battle with cancer. She was 64 years young with a fighting spirit until the end.

Fran was a California girl, born in San Diego on December 11, 1959. She was daughter to Fred Ribero and Helen Spitzbarth of Malden, Massachusetts. As the baby of the family, she is survived by her two older, loving siblings and their partners, Fred Ribero and his wife Kathryn of Londonderry, New Hampshire as well as Margaret Bowdridge and her husband Ralph of Plymouth, Massachusetts.

The stories and memories begin on West and Avon street in Malden, Massachusetts with cousins and friends that were more like siblings. Fran was a loyal, protective mother, sibling, aunt, cousin and dear friend to many. She was the “hostess with the mostest,” she always filled her home with good company, food and infectious laughter. Fran radiated cheer and spirit at every holiday, especially Christmas and always looked for a reason to bring family and friends together. You could always find her on the dance floor, buying drinks at the bar, or spoiling everyone around her. Her daughters always joined her on the dance floor for one of her favorites, “I’ll Always Love my Mama,” by The Intruders. Her full life was highlighted by family vacations to lake houses, ski resorts, theme parks, and tropical islands.

Frans had three beautiful love stories. First is the father of her eldest daughter, Alexander “Sandy” Valente of Stoneham, Massachusetts. Then, she was loved by David Guyette of Winchester, Massachusetts, father of her middle and youngest daughters. These last few years, she was loved by Jack Fralick of Woburn, Massachusetts, who she lovingly “gave shit to” up to the day of her passing.

Fran’s greatest joy was her motherly love and devotion. She was the best supporter, best friend and glue of the family. She is survived by her children, Nicole Valente of Woburn, Massachusetts, Danielle Guyette and her future son-in-law, Ara Tutundjian of Waltham, Massachusetts, Michele Guyette of Kittery, Maine, and her fur baby, Sydney. She is also survived by many close nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends.

Even in her last days, she was planning her next party. She requested “the biggest party ever,” in her honor, saying “call everyone.” She envisioned pink and white balloons, music, dancing and happy memories. Her final request was that everyone stay “together forever, always.”

A celebration of life is being planned in Fran’s honor. Please reach out to close family for more details. In lieu of flowers, donations in Fran’s memory may be made to St. Judes Childrens Hospital.

Young heart, run free.

Together forever, always.

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Spadafora Funeral Home
865 Main Street
Malden, MA 02148