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Annette Francis

Died: Wed., Dec. 26, 2018


10:30 AM to 11:30 AM, Sat., Dec. 29, 2018
Location: Bridgewater Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:30 AM Sat., Dec. 29, 2018
Location: Bridgewater Funeral Home

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Annette Francis

Annette Francis, 90, passed away on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at her home in Bridgewater. She was born in Waco, Texas to the late Abraham and Selma Levy, and moved to Bridgewater in 2015, having also spent years in New York City, West Palm Beach, and Boston. After graduating from high school as valedictorian at age 16, Annette attended H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College before continuing studies in music and broadcasting in Cincinnati. Her multifaceted career included time spent in radio and TV broadcasting, working for major magazine publications, authoring several best-selling books, founding a successful novelty book and notepad company, and providing world-class copyediting services. Additionally, Annette had a great love for music and was a prodigious pianist/accompanist in her youth, quickly developing into a prolific songwriter with several published works and ASCAP membership as well.

She is predeceased by her step-sister, Marjorie Frankel.

Annette leaves behind to cherish her memory her loving son, Alan Benjamin and his wife, Amy, grandchildren Alexander and Jesse Benjamin, and great-granddaughters Makenna and Keira Benjamin.

Friends and family are invited to offer their condolences from 10:30-11:30AM, Saturday, December 29, 2018 at the Bridgewater Funeral Home, 707 East Main Street, Bridgewater, NJ 08807 and will conclude with a memorial service at 11:30AM. Burial will take place at Hebrew Rest Cemetery in Waco, Texas.

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Lonna Buinis
   Posted Fri December 28, 2018

MONET'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent by Lonna Buinis .

Dear Alan, Amy and Family, Our deepest condolences on the passing of your Mother. She was a wonderful and accomplished lady, and it was a real pleasure to know her. May she rest in peace. Much love, Lonna & David

Mark Ptak
   Posted Fri December 28, 2018

TRADITION AND SPLENDOR was sent by Mark Ptak.

Dear Alan and Amy, Please accept our most sincere and humble condolences on the loss of your mom. With all deepest love and respect, Mark & Henry Ptak & families

Karen, Dan, Andrea and Jeff Weinberg
   Posted Wed January 02, 2019
Dear Alan and Amy, Alex and Jesse,

You are in our hearts and prayers at this time.

I loved learning that your beloved mother (mother-in-law)/grandmother and I are fellow alumnae of my beloved alma mater, Sophie Newcomb College.

G-d bless.

Love, your Atlanta Scharff cousins,
Karen, Dan and Family

Scott E Klingeman
   Posted Tue March 19, 2019
So sorry to read about Annette She was a GREAT Lady I managed an Antique Shop on Charles St in Boston where she would stop in from time to time We had GREAT talks about LIFE !! Palm Beach & NYC!!!! RIP Annette Hope there speaking the proper ENGLISH !! in heaven !!!! Scott Klingeman

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