Lillian T. Fannon, 98, a native of Framingham, died after a long period of declining health at St. Joseph Manor in Brockton on November 26, 2018. Lillian was one of 14 children of Thomas and Ellen "Nellie" (Kennedy), both natives of Ireland .
A Graduate of Framingham High School, she worked at the Dennison Manufacturing Company in Framingham before marrying Rudolph "Rudy" Fannon in 1943. Lillian and Rudy raised their family in Marlborough and Framingham and finally settled in Natick where Lillian lived for 30 years. After the children were grown, she worked at the New England Conservatory of Music in Wellesley and in sales at retail stores including Jordan Marsh and Filene's, using her fine appreciation for fashion and style in house wares and clothing.
Lillian and Rudy were devoted to their family. Their interests included bicycling, travel and involvements with the Catholic Church. In the 1950's they spent 5 years traveling throughout the United States, living in Florida and California where their youngest child, Molly, was born. Cape Cod and New Hampshire were preferred vacation destinations. After retirement they took many bike trips throughout the Northeast and traveled again across the U.S. to visit with their children. They also enjoyed occasional trips to Ireland.
In later years "Nana Lily" lived with Molly, her husband Bryan Williams, and their son Morgan in Southborough and Bridgewater, MA and spent many happy winters in Florida with her so n, Conrad. Lily enjoyed gardening, reading, following the Red Sox and politics, and especially spending time with her grandson. In addition to Molly and her family of Bridgewater, Lillian leaves a son, Conrad, of Delray Beach, FL, a daughter, Sr. Donna, a member of the Mission Helpers of the Sacred Heart, Baltimore, MD, a cousin, Mary "Betty" Gerard of Framingham, her sister-in-law Loretta Gannon of Georgia, along with many nieces, nephews and relative s-in -law who were touched by her warmth and kindness. Lily's final years were brightened by constant support and attention from Sister Donna and frequent visits with her "third daughter", Catherine Quinn of Marblehead.
Funeral arrangements will take place at a later date and will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph's Manor, 215 Thatcher St., Brockton, MA 02302 or to Mission Helpers of the Sacred Heart, 1001 W, Joppa Rd., Baltimore, MD 21204-3787.