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Frances W. Friedman

June 14, 1940May 9, 2020

Frances Wolf Friedman (aka Frances Wolf Newman) died peacefully on May 9, 2020. Born June 14, 1940 in Fort Worth, Texas, she was raised in Shreveport, Louisiana. She is predeceased by her parents, Tobian and Ann (Katz) Wolf, and her brother Gerald.

A graduate of Sophie Newcomb College of Tulane University, she received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and went on to serve as a film production office coordinator for Four Star Studios, Columbia Pictures, Paramount Pictures, and Metro Goldwyn Mayer, working with talent including Barbara Streisand and Burt Reynolds. She later became Director of Volunteers followed by Finance Director for Congressman Bill Green (NY). She also served as the National Director for Modrnpac, a progressive Republican political action committee. After moving to Short Hills, NJ, she co-founded the Essex County Coalition of Domestic Violence Providers, became a Trustee of both the Millburn-Short Hills Republican Club and Family Connections and was a candidate for Essex County Freeholder-at-large.

Frances is survived by her husband, Dr. Frederick Friedman, Sr.; children Peter and Hope Newman; step-children Danielle, David (Lana), Dr. Frederick Friedman Jr., Dr. Douglas Friedman (Fidelia), Marian Trano, and Jill Porat, as well as 12 grandchildren. She will be sorely missed. GOD BLESS her soul.


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Inez Smith

May 25, 2020

Sorry to learn of the passing of Mrs. Frances Friedman.
Fran had a very interesting life and, I'm sure, she will surely
be missed. God love her.

Inez Smith (member of AARP, Livingston chapter)

Diana Justich

May 21, 2020

My family and I are so sorry to hear of Fran’s passing. We lived next door to her, Fred, Peter, Danielle, Hope and David in Short Hills. We remember her fondly as a warm, generous and entertaining woman. We spent a lot of time talking about our families and our lives. She was always full of life. Fran left my children, now grown, and I with wonderful memories. We send Fred Sr. and all of her children our love and prayers. Fran was a fantastic person. Diana, Bob, Kevin, Emily and Kerry Justich

Louise Buchbinder

May 15, 2020

I was very sorry to hear that Fran passed. I did not know her well but she was a nice neighbor.

I wish her family peace during this difficult time.

Louise Buchbinder

Ricky Friedman

May 12, 2020

A beautiful tribute to a woman who touched so many individuals in her life. May my Dad and siblings be comforted by all those who mourn Zion and may her memory be a blessing for all.


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