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Francine Marie (Collins) DiPrima
October 25, 2023
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Francine Marie DiPrima peacefully passed away on October 25, 2023 at the age of 73, after a brief hospitalization.
Fran was born in Brooklyn and grew up in Long Island, before attending Ladycliff Academy in Highlands Falls, NY. She loved the water and worked as a lifeguard, continuing swimming as one of her favorite hobbies. After graduating from college, she travelled globally before teaching. Her great passion was playing the guitar and singing.
Fran devoted her life to her children, leaving her position as a kindergarten teacher when her daughter was born. She was notorious for her love of hugs, as well as her generous and compassionate spirit. Francine could not turn away any animals that her son brought home.
Francine was predeceased by her brother, Stephen Collins. She is survived by her daughter, Lauren DiPrima Stolfi and her husband Glenn, granddaughter Ava and by her son, Michael DiPrima and his fiancée Kortney Babington. She is also survived by Mary Lou Posch, Carolyn Adams, Jeffrey Collins, and Candace Noonan-Toly.
Visitation will take place on Sunday, October 29th from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Damiano Funeral Home, 191 Franklin Ave, Long Branch, NJ 07740. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, October 30th at 10:30 AM at the Church of the Precious Blood, 72 Riverdale Ave, Monmouth Beach, NJ 07750.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Francine’s memory to the Alzheimer's Association at 225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or online at https://www.alz.org. The family invites you to leave a letter of condolence by selecting the Tribute/Guestbook link above.