Reverend Cynthia A. Frado, 66, former minister of Unitarian Universalist Congregational Society of Westborough


Reverend Cynthia A. Frado, 66, former minister of Unitarian Universalist Congregational Society of WestboroughHadley – Reverend Cynthia A. Frado, 66, passed away on March 28, 2021 at her home in Hadley, surrounded by loved ones.

Daughter of the late John and Eva (Dias) Frado, Cindy was born in Fall River and raised on the family farm in Somerset. After graduating from Somerset High School, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Theology from Boston College and her Masters of Divinity from Harvard University Divinity School.

Cindy dedicated her life to religious development, spirituality, and healing. In addition to a number of religious education positions, she worked as writer and director of global networking for Deepak Chopra. Once ordained to the Unitarian Universalist ministry, Cindy served several congregations before being called to the Unitarian Universalist Congregational Society of Westborough, which remained her pastoral home for 17 years. After retiring from full-time ministry, she was honored with the title Minister Emerita. Cindy continued serving communities in Northfield, Northampton, and Amherst through part-time and interim ministry. Additionally, she maintained her part-time practice as a clinical hypnotherapist and spiritual healer.

Cherished wife of James Walker of Hadley, Cindy is survived by daughter Eve Chetwynd and her partner Jason Hendricks of Orange, Conn.; son Alexander Chetwynd and his partner Jennifer Bisceglia of Worcester; sister Kathleen (Frado) Sousa and her husband William of Seekonk; sister-in-law Chris (Hall) Frado of Winchester, N.H.; stepson Jonathan Walker and his wife Catherine of Lebanon, Conn.; stepdaughter Carolyn Taylor and her husband Matthew of Amherst; adopted daughter Stefanie Jordão; eight loving grandchildren, Arielle, Hayden, Christian, Jack, Ella, Piper, Elin, and August; and several nieces and nephews. Cindy was predeceased by her sister, Madeline Jeffries, and brother, John Frado.

Beloved by those who knew her, Cindy’s transcendent spirit made her a bright light unlike any other. She will be greatly missed, not only by her family, but by the thousands whose lives she touched and in whom her light lives on.

In lieu of flowers, please consider giving to the Cancer Center at Boston Children’s Hospital, in memory of Rev. Cynthia Frado. Contributions can be made at through the Tribute Fundraiser, or mail checks, payable to Boston Children’s Hospital, to Boston Children’s Hospital Trust, 401 Park Drive Suite 602, Boston, MA 02215-5301. Please include Rev. Cynthia Frado in the memo line.

Calling hours will be held Thursday, April 8, from 4-7 p.m., at Pickering & Son Westborough Funeral Home, 62 West Main St., Westborough. Facial masks and social distancing required. Her funeral service will be held virtually Friday, April 9, at 5 p.m. Please refresh at 5 p.m. until the live stream has started.