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Frances M. (Collura) Wolansky

August 24, 1939 ~ April 19, 2021 (age 81)


Frances M. Wolansky, (nee Collura), 81, passed away on Monday, April 19, 2021, at her daughter, Kristen’s home in Scotch Plains, NJ

The funeral will be from the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny, NJ on Saturday, April 24 at 9:00 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered at Sacred Heart Church, Lyndhurst, NJ at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington, NJ. Relatives and friends are invited to visit at the funeral home on Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m.

Born in Newark, NJ, Mrs. Wolansky lived in North Arlington her entire life.

She graduated from Panzer College, now Montclair State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education. Frances later became a Physical Education Teacher for the New Milford Board of Education in New Milford, NJ. She left after two years to open her own antique business which she would run for the next 50 years.

Mrs. Wolansky is survived by her daughters, Kimberly A. Wolansky and Kristen L. Wolansky-Bretz, and her husband, John, and 4 grandchildren, Robert, Lauren, Amber, and Erika.

She was predeceased by her husband, Robert J. Wolansky in 2018.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Mountain Goat Movement-- a youth adventure and travel company dedicated to providing outdoor experiences for ALL young people. Donations will go directly to a scholarship fund, which will assist financially restricted students in outdoor and adventure programs. In one of many ways, Frances Wolansky's love of adventure, family, and service will continue through the lives of these young people. You may donate directly on the website or you may send a check to Greg Morrissey 76 Rector Street Milburn, NJ 07041

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Frances M. (Collura) Wolansky, please visit our floral store.


April 23, 2021

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home
585 Belgrove Drive
Kearny, NJ 07032

Funeral Mass
April 24, 2021

10:00 AM
Sacred Heart R.C. Church
324 Ridge Road
Lyndhurst, NJ 07071

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