PELHAM MANOR, N.Y. – Frances Therese Gomes Loughran, a longtime Pelham Manor resident, died Nov. 27, one day shy of her 83rd birthday.
The daughter of George and Frances Gomes, she was born and raised in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, N.Y. She graduated from Fontbonne Hall in 1947, the College of Notre Dame of Staten Island in 1951 and Fordham University in 1952 with a master’s degree in psychology.
A voracious reader, league bowler and debater, she is remembered by family for her will, intellect, strong opinions, quirky sense of humor and high-pitched laugh.
Loughran lived in Pelham Manor nearly all her life and a communicant of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. She was a 51-year member of Larchmont Shore Club, where she spent countless hours enjoying the company of her closest friends.
She was featured in a 1972 Time magazine article about the rising number of American homemakers who entered the ranks of working professional women years after raising a family.
Loughran is survived by her husband of 59 years, Thomas; eight children, Frances, Thomas, Peter, Timothy, Maureen, Christopher, Michael and Daniel; a brother, George Gomes; a brother-in-law, Patrick Loughran; 18 grandchildren; four nephews; and two nieces.
A service to celebrate her life will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Pelham Funeral Home . A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Pelham Manor.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Westchester/Rockland/Hudson Valley.
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