Rita Frances (Beckman) Phalan, 84

Jun 4, 2021

Rita Frances (Beckman) Phalan, 84, of Framingham, died June 2, 2021, surrounded by family at her daughter’s home in Wareham. She was the wife of the late Robert Joseph Phalan and the daughter of the late Carl and Grace (Desmond) Beckman.

She was born in Somerville and lived in Framingham for many years. She spent summers in Swift’s Beach, Wareham for most of her life. She graduated from Malden Girl’s Catholic High School.

Mrs. Phalan worked as a secretary in a law firm for many years.

She enjoyed walking along the Cape Cod Canal and visiting the beach in Marshfield. She loved going to the Callahan Senior Center in Framingham where she had a lot of fun playing chair volleyball. She was a very sociable person and enjoyed meeting new friends. She was also a devout Catholic. 

Survivors include a son, Robert Phalan of Framingham; 2 daughters, Theresa L. Small of East Wareham and Karen Phalan Orino of Nashua, NH; 4 grandchildren, Kathleen Gouveia, John Michael Small, Dalton James Orino and Sophia Lee Orino.

Visiting hours are from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at Chapman Funerals & Cremations – Wareham, 2599 Cranberry Hwy., Wareham. 

Her funeral Mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at St. Patrick’s Church, 82 High St., Wareham. Burial will follow at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. 

To share a memory or leave a message of condolence, visit: www.chapmanfuneral.com.