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“I'm send my cold dance. to carbine, and Craig, I'm sorry to hear the passing of Fran she was a very good friend to me and my mother too spring a...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: COLIN CAMPBELL - AMESBURY, MA

“DEAR DOUG KATHERINE AND CRAIG I WAS SO SORRY TO HEAR THAT MOM HAD PASSED CRAIG HAD CALLED TO TELL ME BECAUSE I HAD CALLED TO SPEAK TO MOM AND...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: CLAUDIA JUAREZ - REVERE, MA

“Many great years having worked with Fran.She will be so very missed.I am glad she is in heaven with her beloved daughter, Karen.Strength in good...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Joan Dillon - Andover, MA

“I am deeply sorry for your loss but feel happy that Mom and Karen are together in perfect peace. ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: Genevieve Buzzotta - Barnstable, MA

“I am deeply sorry for your loss but feel happy that Mom and Karen are together in perfect peace. ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Genevieve zzotta - Barnstable, MA

“My mom had such a loving and kind heart. She is now reunited with her youngest daughter, my baby sister Karen, who we also miss every day. Fran...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Kathryn Soderberg - Ipswich, MA

“We are so sorry for your loss. We can't imagine how difficult this is for you, and the rest of the family. May her memory be eternal, and hope you...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Paul and Anna Kazantzis - Melrose, MA

“We are deeply saddened by the loss that you and your family have encountered. Our condolences. ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Dean and Joyce Westover - FL

“Fran was a wonderful wife and mother. She was my brother Doug's girl for 70 yrs. Amazing. She was generous and kind . We'll miss her. ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Jean Tracy - DELAND, FL - family

“My Aunt Fran was a great lady who always made u feel special when you were around her. I will always miss her. ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Pamela Kievits - Central Village, CT

“I worked in the photo developing business during high school with Fran's mother, Mary and her dad, and remember Fran as the cute little daughter. We...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Gaylen Kelley - Middleton, MA


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Frances Roderick Soderberg, loving wife of Douglas Gunner Soderberg, mother of Craig, Kathryn, and Karen and grandmother of Josiah Soderberg passed away peacefully on February 27, 2017.

Frances Evelyn was born in Caribou, Maine, on December 2, 1935 and was raised in Northern Maine, the potato farming capital in that era. She had the distinction of picking 89 barrels of potato in one day! She attended the University of Maine where she earned her Bachelor's degree in home economics.

Her professional career started as a researcher at Arthur D. Little. Her next venture was as a co-founder of Soderberg Insurance Services which she founded with Douglas Soderberg. Over the next fifty years she worked diligently with Douglas to build the Agency to a well-respected organization in the community.

Her community involvement was wide spread and diverse. She was actively involved in Lynnfield politics, a leader in Bluebird and Campfire Girls and her most passionate contribution was to the special needs community. She was instrumental in raising awareness and involvement of special needs individuals into the community. Frances championed the North Shore Special Needs Fundraiser for twenty six consecutive years.

In addition to her professional life and the community support she had the time to indulge in her favorite sport of tennis winning the Lynnfield mixed doubles championship with Douglas. She was won the Ipswich Country Club championship with her daughter Kathryn.

Visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield on Monday from 5-7pm. Funeral services will be private.