DOUGLAS, FRANCES T. - 86, of Brigantine passed from this life on Tuesday October 7, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Philadelphia on November 16, 1927, to the late William and Catherine (Doud) Coughlin. Fran was raised in Atlantic City and attended Our Lady Star of the Sea Elemen-tary School and Holy Spirit High School where she was a cheerleader. She married the love of her life, Edward Douglas, Sr, in 1948 and moved to Brigantine in 1952 where they raised their family. Fran was a devoted homemaker and stay-at-home mom for many years before returning to the work force where she enjoyed working as a secretary and a bank teller. Fran was an original member of Saint Thomas Parish in Brigantine and was a member of the Altar Rosary Society there. She also donated her time as a basketball coach for St. Phillip's Catholic Youth Organization. Fran is predeceased by her beloved husband of 60 years, Edward and her sister Catherine VanCamp. She is survived and will be dearly missed by her children Edward J Douglas Jr, and his wife Delmira, Peg Douglas, Kathleen Hilton and her husband Greg, and Daniel J.Douglas, her four cherished grandsons Edward Douglas III and his wife Karrie, Andrew Douglas and his wife Stephanie, Patrick Hilton, and Mark Hilton, and four much-loved great grandchildren Hannah, Addison, Gavin, and Avery. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Veronica Douglas and many nieces and nephews. Her children would like to express their gratitude to the staff of 2 North at Seashore Gardens Living Center for the skilled, respectful, and compassionate care given to Mom during the last year of her life. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Frances' Life Celebration on Sunday from 6 to 8PM and Monday from 9 to 10am at Keates-Plum Funeral Home, 3112 Brigantine Ave Brigantine. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:30am at St Thomas Church, Brigantine. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, Mays Landing. To share your fondest memory of Frances please visit In lieu of flowers the family asks you to consider a donation to Fran's favorite charity, St Jude's Research Hospital for Children, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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