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Official Obituary of

Frances M Durnan

June 3, 1928 ~ March 29, 2024 (age 95) 95 Years Old
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Frances Durnan Obituary

Frances M. Durnan, age 95, passed away on Friday, March 29, 2024.

Born in Ashley, PA on June 3, 1928, Frances was the daughter of the late Andrew and Josephine Shinder. Frances moved to Wilmington in 1947. In 1950 Frances married Thomas Durnan and they raised their four sons while living in Bear, DE.

Frances had various positions in her lengthy career. She worked as a Bell Telephone operator, Elementary school baker, construction supervisor assistant and credit card banking associate. Fran’s favorite times included spending time with her family and friends. She treasured having everyone together for the many family barbecues, crab feasts and holiday gatherings. Fran and Tom enjoyed the many family camping trips with their boys. In their retirement years, they enjoyed their RV trips across the country including two road trips to Alaska, as well as vacationing in Europe.

In her leisure time, Fran was a Phillies fan and enjoyed watching her sons in little league baseball. Fran really treasured the time spent with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Fran was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas, in 2019 after 68 years of marriage. Fran is survived by her sons, Tom (Patty), Dave (Karen), and Chuck (June); daughter-in-law, Gloria; her grandchildren, Melissa, Brian, Rachel, Jessica, Jason, and Eli; her great-grandchildren, Brianne, Ava, Lily, Cillian, Selene, Hunter, Noah, Dean and Chase.

She was predeceased by her son, Donald; her granddaughter, Nicole; her brothers and sister, Frank, Andrew, Stanley, Anthony, Joseph, and Anna.

The family would like to thank Dr. Guarino for his caring guidance as well as AccentCare Hospice for their compassionate support at ChristianaCare Hospital Wilmington.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Thursday, May 2nd, 2024 from 10AM-11AM at the Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Rd, Wilmington, DE 19808. A memorial service will begin at 11AM. Interment will be held privately at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the ALS Association, Greater Philadelphia Chapter, 321 Norristown Rd., Suite 260, Ambler, PA 19002.

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May 2, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Doherty Funeral Home - Pike Creek
3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek
Wilmington, DE 19808
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Memorial Service
May 2, 2024

11:00 AM
Doherty Funeral Home - Pike Creek
3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek
Wilmington, DE 19808
Guaranteed delivery before the Memorial Service begins

Private Interment at a Later Date

Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery
2465 Chesapeake City Road
Bear, DE 19701


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