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Francis R. Gelineau

February 5, 1941 ~ December 9, 2021 (age 80)

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SALEM - Mr. Francis R. Gelineau, 80, of Salem, formerly of Beverly, beloved husband of Barbara P. (Cazzara) Gelineau, passed away on Thursday, December 9th, 2021 at Rosewood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Beverly, he was the son of the late Eugene and Frances (Accomando) Gelineau. Raised and educated in Salem, he was a graduate of Salem High School.

Mr. Gelineau had been employed with New England Telephone Company as a Manager for over 35 years, where he was known for his strong work ethic and dedication.

A longtime resident of the City of Beverly, Francis was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was happiest when involved in his families many activities, especially his daughter's sporting events. He was their greatest supporter, traveling far and near to attend every one of their games, he was truly their number one fan. He was a constant loving and supportive role mode in his family’s lives. He will be deeply missed.

Francis is survived by his loving wife, Barbara, his daughters, Nancy Keaton and her husband, Scott of Beverly and Gloria Donahue and her husband, Will of Reading, and his grandchildren, Christopher, Bridget and Ashley Keaton, and Shea and Quinn Donahue.

ARRANGEMENTS: At the request of the family all services are private. Assisting the family with the arrangements is the O’Donnell Cremations – Funerals – Celebrations, 84 Washington Sq., (at Salem Common) SALEM. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit


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