Frances M. Walker

Frances M. Walker, 88, of New Britain, wife of the late Robert G. Walker, died Tuesday (Sept. 3, 2019) at the Hospital of Central Ct in New Britain after a long illness. Born in New Britain, the daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Ricci) Bocompani she was the youngest of seven children.

After graduating high school, she worked as a bookkeeper for the New Britain National Bank for many years.  She applied for and was accepted into the nursing program at New Britain General Hospital but put her nursing career aside to raise a family.  After raising six children, Fran went back to work for New Britain Federal Savings and Loan as a bank teller.  When that job came to an end, she worked in the Central Connecticut State University library.  She was a lifelong resident and longtime member of St. Francis of Assisi Church.

Her life was centered around her family.  Family meant everything and everyone was family.  Mrs. Walker is survived by her children Kathleen and her husband William Bevans, John and his wife Cynthia Walker, William and his wife Jean Walker, James and his wife Gina Walker, Thomas Walker and Mary Ayala; 14 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019 from 2:00 to 5:00 PM at Farrell Funeral Home 110 Franklin Sq. New Britain. Funeral services will be held Monday, Sept. 9, 2019  8:30 AM from the Farrell Funeral Home 110 Franklin Sq. New Britain, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 A.M. at St. Francis of Assisi Church 1755 Stanley St. New Britain. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery New Britain. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute 10 Brookline Place West 6th floor, Brookline Ma 02445-7762.