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2016. Another Year, Another Birthday without Franala

How does time keep marching on when Fran is not here with us? Hard to have imagined a life and a world that didn’t have her gorgeousness in it. Gorgeousness. Her demeanor, her attitude, her joyfulness of everything . . … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Franala, 2015

To Our Dearest Franala, we miss you so much! Can’t believe how your friends and family are getting older and we wonder, where are you? YOU stay the same, young, vivacious, self that we all knew and loved. On this your … Continue reading

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Where is Fran Interred?

Funny/Sad I was asked by a visiting friend of Fran’s to give him the location of where she is buried – he wanted to go to the gravesite, as he promised himself he would, if he visited NY. Marco is … Continue reading

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Another Year of Missing You

My dearest Franala, Another year of missing you. Your birthday meant we always spoke on the phone, no matter where either of us traveled to on that day. On your birthday, in particular, we would sing to each other, I … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Sweetheart

My dearest Franala, It is your birthday today. Is anyone singing to you for your birthday? Is there an orchestra to play behind your voice as you go about your business in heaven? It wouldn’t be heaven unless that was … Continue reading

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Oh Fran, We Miss You So

Selfish that I am, I miss you. Are you far, are you near? I hear you singing when I walk with my iPod and plug you in. But I miss your laugh and the ability to make new memories with … Continue reading

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Memorial Concert in NY – December 27, 2011

Dear Family and Friends of Frances, In honor of Frances’ yorzeit Michael Philip Davis has announced a memorial service to be officiated by Cantor and Rabbi Jill Hausman on 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at The Actors’ Temple … Continue reading

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A Birthday Wish

Dearest Frances, No matter where you are, the date only means one thing to me, and that is celebrating the day you were born, came into our world, and gave us such joy.  You were an angel here on earth, … Continue reading

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Vocal Music Scholarship

I was a classmate of Fran’s from Central School, Ladue Jr High and Ladue High School. We were in Choraliers and Chorale together. I am greatly saddened by her passing. The Ladue High School Dad’s Club, of which I am … Continue reading

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December 26, 2010

Memorial Service Delayed Until Tuesday 28th due to Snow Emergency (previously scheduled on Monday) Dear Friends, The memorial service for Frances will be held at the Jewish Plaza Chapel, 91st & Amsterdam, NY, at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 28. … Continue reading

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