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Frances (“Fran”) Marion Ruane, of Fair Haven, NJ peacefully passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2021.

Born in Leonardo NJ and raised in Rome NY with loving parents Veronica and Frank Gallagher. Fran was predeceased by her parents and brother James Gallagher. She is survived by her sister, Barbara Deigert of New Monmouth and sister Patricia Curro and her husband Samuel Curro of Oneida, New York.

She leaves behind her beloved son John Ruane III and his wife Marianne of Middletown Township, NJ.

Fran is also survived by her five grandchildren and their families, Jenny Ruane of Fort Mill, SC, Maggie and Andrew LaBarbera of Fair Haven, NJ, John Ruane IV of Middletown, NJ, Michael and Gabriella Ruane of Red Bank, NJ and Brian Ruane of Middletown, NJ. She was blessed with her four great-grandchildren, Andrew LaBarbera Jr., Mila LaBarbera, Liam Ruane and Domenic Ruane and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Fran worked in the restaurant industry before starting at Ellis Kuhnke Controls, Inc. as an associate and rising to partner and eventually Vice President of the company and ran the business successfully for many years. 

Fran was a dedicated communicant of St. James Church in Red Bank, NJ. 

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 6th from 4-7 p.m. at Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St., Red Bank, NJ 07701. In keeping with the current state mandates regarding COVID-19, face coverings must be worn by all visitors and Guests will be directed to briefly greet the family and exit the building as soon as possible thereafter as only 25 persons are allowed in the funeral home at a time. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, January 7th at 10 a.m. at St. James Roman Catholic Church of Red Bank, NJ. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Breast Intentions, PO Box 926 Middletown, NJ 07748, a charity that was near and dear to her heart. 



Bruce S. Thompson, Owner & Manager, NJ LIC #3740