A.Frances Kedzierski, 99 of Newark passed away peacefully on July 24, 2017 at Newark Manor Nursing Home.
Fran was born in Wilmington, the daughter of the late Anna (Tazewell) and Richard Burke. She graduated from the Memorial Hospital School of Nursing and served as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army during World War II in 1945.
Fran worked in the New Castle County School District as a nurse for over 20 years, retiring in 1978 from Krebs School. She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association and was a former of St. John the Beloved Church. Playing the organ was a favorite pastime. Fran was predeceased by her first husband, Harry Barton and her second husband, Chester S. Kedzierski in 2009.
Fran is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, John and Earlene Barton of Newark; her daughter, Linda Simpson of Spokane, WA; her step-children and their spouses, Chester and Gwen Kedzierski of Bradenton, FL and Christine and Pito Salas of Arlington, MA; her 7 grandchildren and her 8 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Little Sisters of the Poor, 185 Salem Church Road, Newark, DE 19713. Mealeyfuneralhomes.com