Frances "Fran" Welcome
March 11, 1937 - October 16, 2021
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Frances “Fran” Welcome, 84, passed away on Saturday, October 16, 2021. Born Frances Cosentino, she grew up in West Long Branch, the daughter of public servants: Josephine, a nurse, and Anthony, the Borough’s Fire Chief. She graduated from Long Branch High School in 1955, where in 1953 she met her best friend and husband Donald …
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Veronica Stevens left a message on November 30, 2021:
The staff of the West Long Branch library extends our sincere condolences to the Welcome family. We truly enjoyed selecting books for Mrs. Welcome when she couldn't come inside the library. We knew how much these books meant to her, and how much reading was a big part of her life.
Kerry DeBonis left a message on October 22, 2021:
I learned to love books the year I had Mrs. Welcome. I will never forget her reading Tales of a 4th grade Nothing to our class. I still remember how I couldn’t wait to get to class. Sending my deepest condolences to Mr. Welcome and friends and family. May she Rest In Peace.
Mindy Singer Brady left a message on October 20, 2021:
Mr. Welcome: Mrs. Welcome was one of my favorite Teachers even though she always disciplined Stacy Grey and I all the time. Over the years if I saw her in the grocery store she always remembered us even though we were students in the 1960s. Please except my deepest sympathies. There are so many who will never forget her. Mindy Singer Brady
Peggy Moran Ballato left a message on October 20, 2021:
In fond remembrance, and with our deepest sympathy from your friends and classmates. Long Branch High School, Class of 1955
Donna Clay left a message on October 18, 2021:
Fran was not just a friend to me, she was family. I first met Fran in the 1970's at Elberon School. She was a 4th grade teacher and I was a new 5th grade teacher. After a few transfers to other LB schools, we reconnected at Audrey Clark School where we cemented our friendship for life. She was always so positive and loved by all. We laughed and cried, have broken bread together, gardened (well Don and I gardened as she stood by and told us how she wanted things). We read many of the same books, for she was a critic to all whom she read and kept notes on them as well, and later recommended to me only the great novels. We had our own private book club! We celebrated birthdays and holidays and the list goes on..... Fran was always supportive and understanding. We talked everyday and when I couldn't reach her I called Don. I was worried about the 2 of them and just needed to be reassured that all was well. A few times there were early morning trips to the ER, either for Don or herself and she would tell me the next day"I was going to call you," but never did until after the fact. Fran and Don were instant hits when my son Jonathan was putting together a tribute video for my birthday! She spoke so long while my son recorded them that he had to splice the video into several different sections of the tribute. Don never had a chance, She stole the show! This past year had been incredible hard for her. She lost her sparkle with the pain she endured each day. Going from doctor to doctor, undergoing tests and changes of medication, as well as several trips to the ER, but never quite feeling better. Fran often wondered why she was losing weight. Something was amiss....and so it was. We lost a dear friend October 17, 2021. It is with heavy heart and bittersweet memories that I say, "I love you Fran and you will always be remembered in my heart and prayers." Love You, Donna
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John Molta left a message on October 18, 2021:
Don, I am your runner friend from the Y locker room. I am so sorry to hear about Fran’s death. Rhoda and I send our deepest condolences.
Millie Ricci left a message on October 18, 2021:
Fran and I talked over the years and she came to one of my club's fashion show luncheon. She suffered many years with back problems and I tried to support her with how well my back doctor helped me. Missed seeing her for a while but she was always in my thoughts. May her family and friends be consoled by their fond memories. With Love Millie Ricci West Long Branch.
Shelley Owens left a message on October 18, 2021:
Lisa Boone left a message on October 17, 2021:
Fran I will miss you so much. I will never forget you. You were always so kind and I really enjoyed talking to you. We were more than client/hairdresser we were friends. I love you Fran and may you rest in peace. Love Lisa
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