Frances Edith Margaret “Fran” Donovan
December 12, 1948 - June 30, 2023
Frances Edith Margaret “Fran” Donovan, age 74, of Newark, DE, passed away on Friday, June 30, 2023.
Born in Wilmington, DE on December 12, 1948, she was the daughter of the late Russell Mason John Jr. and Margaret Elizabeth (Mackay) Neal. Fran was a homemaker for many years. As her children were older, she held various jobs and loved working and meeting new people. Married to her beloved husband Robert “Bob” for 55 years, they enjoyed spending time boating and fishing on the Chesapeake. One of Fran’s greatest joys in life was when she became a grandmother. She was an active participant in their lives and helped watch all her grandchildren until they were school aged. Her family, especially her grandchildren, meant the world to her.
In addition to her parents, Fran was preceded in death by her son, James David Donovan; and brother, David Mason John. She is survived by her husband, Robert James Donovan; daughter, Laurie Kirby (Gregory); and grandchildren, Abigail, Brandon, and Morgan.
Services will be held privately at Kemblesville Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Fran’s name to a charity of your choice.