Frances Grace Atstupenas – Northbridge, Mass.

Frances Grace Atstupenas – Northbridge, Mass.

Frances Grace (Lizotte, Osgood) Atstupenas, 83, passed away on May 9, 2020, from COVID-19, at the St. Camillus Health Center in Northbridge, Mass.

Fran, as she was known by her friends and family, was a prior Blackstone resident, residing in Early Village. She was the wife of the late Albert Atstupenas. Born, May 11, 1936, in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Medric and Noella (Levasseur) Lizotte-Bergeron. She was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She attended the Blackstone School System and graduated from BMR in 1954. She was an advocate and volunteered at the Bourdon Blvd. Improvement Committee (BBIC), SPAC, and was on the Housing Board of Directors and was also the secretary of the board where she resided with her family for several years, prior to moving to Blackstone.

Fran was a country & western singer and performed several times at Indian Ranch in Webster, Mass., in 1969 to early 1970. Fran was known to perform at many family functions, singing her favorite songs like “Crazy,” “Jambalaya,” and “D.I.V.O.R.C.E.,” to name a few. She had a passion for playing bingo, and visiting the area casinos with friends and family.

She leaves behind her children, Robin (Michael) Gosselin of Maine, Ross A. (Barbara) Atstupenas of Blackstone, Richard (Debbie) Atstupenas of Pennsylvania, Laura (Osgood) Bruce Snell of Whitinsville, Mass., Jeffrey (Mary) Osgood of Woonsocket, Sheri (Osgood) Lemay of Manville, Andrea (Osgood) Meyers of Manville, Russell (Karen) Atstupenas of Blackstone, Bruce Osgood of California, Bob (Barbara) Atstupenas of Harrisville, and Rhonda (Charles) Riley of North Kingstown; 22 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren; her brothers, Charles (Michelle) Lizotte of North Smithfield, Lucien (Ellen) Lizotte of Blackstone, Henry Lizotte of Blackstone, Raymond Lizotte of Providence, and her sister Jeannette (Lizotte) Gagnon of Uxbridge, Mass.
She was predeceased by her siblings, Richard, Peter, Arthur, Albert, Helen, Bertha and Florence (Charlotte) Lizotte.

She will be greatly missed by her loving family and friends. Funeral arrangements are private due to the COVID-19 restrictions. A Memorial Mass will be held at a future date. Information and condolences can be left by visiting Kubaska Funeral Home, in Woonsocket, R.I., .