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“Fran, It was always an absolute pleasure to work with you at Lincoln Center! I'll remember you by your sunny face, your wit and your kind & beautiful...Read More »
1 of 22 | Posted by: Louise Fox - New York, NY

“Fran, You were always such a joy to work with. I will always remember your humor, your sunny face and beautiful spirit. Rest In Peace! ”
2 of 22 | Posted by: Louise Fox - New York, NY

“Rest In Peace Fran Diane!The Theater District and All of your Friends will Really Miss You! God Bless You! ”
3 of 22 | Posted by: Vito & Maureen Scalesi - Oakdale, NY

“What a fun and adventurous cousin I was so lucky to have! A truely genuine and giving friend to all. Diane Fran, Fran Diane ( we would both laugh...Read More »
4 of 22 | Posted by: Susan Lozak - Family

“Fran & I met at a Nutcracker children school show- we seated 150 1st graders in the 4th ring in 2 minutes! Her positive charm was infectious &...Read More »
5 of 22 | Posted by: Tim Hays - New York, NY

“Fran We will always have fond memories of you being so gracious To be so kind and take us around the city. And all the ...Read More »
6 of 22 | Posted by: Shirley & Ray Wolf - Helena, MT

“I am so sorry to hear about Fran passing.She was indeed always so present, animated and open minded. And quite joyful.I cannot count how many times...Read More »
7 of 22 | Posted by: Catherine Thibault - New York, NY

“My Sincere and Deepest Condolences to Frans Family. Fran, and I worked as Ushers at Alice Tully..thank you Fran, for your Friendship, such a kind and...Read More »
8 of 22 | Posted by: Elizabeth Valle - Peekskill, NY

“My sister Fran Diane was always a lot of fun to be with.Fran really loved the theatre, whether working as a stage manger ordoing the lights or...Read More »
9 of 22 | Posted by: Jeffrey marlow - Laguna Niguel, CA

“Rest In Eternal Peace, my beloved friend. We met in June of 1981 when I was 21 and you were 29. We bonded that summer working at the Forestburg...Read More »
10 of 22 | Posted by: Debbie Portzline - Pine Bush, NY

“RIP dear Frances, you were one of a kind and truly a nice and sweet person. I'm gonna miss you when I return to work, but your memories will stay....Read More »
11 of 22 | Posted by: Gilda Guillen - New York, NY

“I wasn't very close with Fran but she was always a delight to be around. I was one of the newer ushers and she always helped and gave me advice...Read More »
12 of 22 | Posted by: Max Sujitmaetee - Flushing, NY

“Working with Fran was one of the highlights of suiting up at Alice Tully Hall. She taught me soooooo much and was always sweet, quick with a joke and...Read More »
13 of 22 | Posted by: Paul Crucero - Brooklyn, NY

“Fran, i will keep your sweet face in my memory. You are at peace..Thank your, for we travelled with very rocky road. You Are in my prayer... ”
14 of 22 | Posted by: Julia Prospero - NYC, NY

“Fran's passing has left a big hole in the hearts of all who knew her. Her joy in cooking, friendship, theater, spirituality, and travel was...Read More »
15 of 22 | Posted by: Iris Seltzer - Jersey City, NJ

“Fran was a Co-Worker of mine and she was one of the nicest people I've ever met. She was always eager to help anybody who needed it and was very easy...Read More »
16 of 22 | Posted by: Ariel Kurtz - NY - Coworker

“Your love and friendship will always be a beacon of light to guide me through whatever life presents. Thank you for all that you have taught me about...Read More »
17 of 22 | Posted by: deborah wenning - NYC, NY

“My condolences to Fran's family. She was a sweet lady and a joy to work with. Charlotte ”
18 of 22 | Posted by: Charlotte Johnson - New York, NY

“So sorry to hear of Frans passing.My condolences to the family ”
19 of 22 | Posted by: Carol Nickelson - NYC, NY

“Carol ”
20 of 22 | Posted by: Nickelson - NY, NY - Coworker

“Always looked at the bright side...loved the theater, the beach and writing. A great friend who will be dearly missed ”
21 of 22 | Posted by: Iris Seltzer - Friend

“Remembering you with fond memories Rest In Peace With deepest sympathy ”
22 of 22 | Posted by: Peter Ramsay - Rensselaer, NY


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Fran shone with a beauty that radiated from within. She blessed us with her humanity and embraced so many of us with her unconditional love. Fran found the best in everyone; she drew it out of us. Whatever she had, she shared with uncommon generosity and grace.

Fran saw the positive in every situation, she referred to herself as an eternal optimist, which couldn't be truer. She was quick with a smile and forever kindhearted. Fran was always the first to offer support and help in any way she could to her friends, family and colleagues.

Fran was a brilliant writer. She had the courage to pursue her passion and never gave up. Mother Night may have been her crowning achievement, though there were so many wonderful plays that she wrote, including her 2019 prize winning short play, Train Ride.

Fran loved to travel and see the world….

…. and now she is off on her great adventure.