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“I met Frances and Don about 20 years ago when we took a trip to the Far East together. i believe they were celebrating their 50th wedding...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Laura Hobson - Nashville, TN

“My sincere sympathy to all the Burt family. I have warm, wonderful memories of times together over the years with you all & am sure your family has...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Lynn Tallman Weymouth - DE

“I remember the few times I met Aunt Franny vividly because she and Uncle Don and the whole Burt family were so frequently mentioned with fondness and...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Katie Hood - Bronxville, NY

“I only got to really know Aunt Franny and Uncle Don relatively late in the going after my parents moved to Denville in the late 1990s. Barbara and I...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Jim Higgins - Wilmington, DE

“Dear, dear Aunt Franny, I am going to miss you so much. Can't wait to be reunited in heaven. Mothers Day will never be the same. Aunt Franny was...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Barbara Higgins - Wilmington, DE

“Aunt Franny was one of the sweetest women I've ever known. She had a magical love with Uncle Don. They graciously invited me into their home back in...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Nancy Tallman - La Quinta, CA

“Always with a twinkle in her eye. She was my favorite Aunt. You and all the family were so important in our lives, and still are. With great love, ...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Angie Parlin - Bethesda, MO

“My heart goes out to Dr.Burt and the Burt family on the loss of Mrs. Burt. My father, William Sutton, was one of Dr.Burt's first patients in...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Carol Sutton Willadsen - CA

“It was with deep sadness that I noted Mrs Burt's passing today. My sincere condolences to Dr Burt and the Burt family. I recall my parents, Dr John...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: John Reilly - Randolph, NJ

“My condolences to Don and family. Fran was a good friend to our Twigs group. May she rest in peace. ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Barbara Woodhull - Morris Plains, NJ

“The Staff of Rowe-Lanterman Home For Funerals extend our deepest condolences to you and your family on the passing of your loved one. Please accept...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Rowe-Lanterman Home for Funerals - NJ


Frances Diver Burt was the 4th of 8 children and was born in Wilmington, DE to Carolyn P. and Frank W. Diver on November 3, 1922. She grew up in Wilmington and graduated from high school at the Wilmington Friends School in 1940. Frances spent her childhood summers with her family in Buck Hill Falls, PA, a community which became very important to her for all the ties she formed there, the most important of which was her friendship and love of her future husband, Donald, whom she met there when she was 13 years old. After high school, Frances attended Connecticut College in New London, CT for 2 years. As a part of the World War II war effort, she acquired her certification as a medical librarian in Philadelphia and became the chief medical librarian at the Greenwich Hospital, in Greenwich, CT , where she remained until the end of the war. On August 21, 1948, Frances married Dr. Burt in Buck Hill Falls, while he was serving in the US army at the Offutt Air Force Base near Omaha, NE. Shortly afterwards she gave birth to their first daughter. As Dr. Burt's military service was up, they moved to Flushing, NY, where their 2 sons were born. In 1954, the family moved to Morristown, NJ, where their youngest daughter was born. They made Morristown their home for the following 60 years, and Frances quickly became involved in community service and continued to do so until their move to their apartment at the assisted living facility of Parker at Stonehouse in Highland Park, NJ in 2014. Frances worked for several years as Dr. Burt's receptionist and accountant, then moved on to become a member of the Morristown Memorial Hospital Women's Association (MMHWA) helping to organize the foundation of the nurse scholarship committee there. She was active in that group for the rest of her time in Morristown, both with the scholarships, the annual Mansion in May event and the Candy Striper programs. Frances was an active member of the Morristown Presbyterian Church as a Sunday school teacher and member of other committees. She was also a member and president of the Washington Valley Twig, a neighborhood branch of the Women's Association, as well as the Washington Valley Community Association and the Washington Valley Home Economics Club (member since 1957). She is survived by her husband Donald, her children Evelyn, Donald Jr., Robert and Carol, her 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be sent in her name made out to " WAMMC Scholarship Fund" or, go to https://www.wammc.org/scholarship This online memorial has been created to commemorate the life of Frances Diver Burt. You are invited to add a Tribute in her memory. Please click "Sign Guestbook" below to add your own memories, reflections, thoughts or condolences.

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