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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Saying goodbye to a dear friend.

I had been thinking of my dolly thrift store buddy and friend for some time now and every now and again I would check her fb page to see if she posted anything or there was news of her getting better. I checked today because today is her birthday. Little did I know I would find out about her passing. My heart is deeply saddened by this news. 

Until We Meet Again" To A Dear Friend From Perth Amboy, Frances Jekelis Tripka 
                                                             ~ Frannnie ~ 

Many of Us Just "Met" the Lady, but she made Us All Feel Like We Knew Her All Our Lives. 

Fran, you were such a good kind person. Such a strong woman. Such a fighter. Your positive attitude was infectious. Thank you so much for everything you have done for the children and the city of Perth Amboy. May the rest of us make half the difference that you did in your life. I am so sorry. Our loss is Heaven's gain.

"Only time moves on to the next scene. Memory remains part of the heart forever."
May The Lord Bless You and Keep You Near His Side. Until We Meet Again my friend.

Frannie Tripika

R.I.P my  dear friend. Dolly hugs forever

Funeral Services were held at 9 AM, Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at Flynn and Son Funeral Home with a funeral liturgy at 9:30 AM at:

Good Shepard Parish: Holy Spirit Church
Perth Amboy NJ

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to:

The Haven Hospice c/o JFK Medical Center Foundation
80 James Street
Edison, NJ 08818


  1. Wow, she was a great person. So glad I had the chance to get to meet and know her. She will be missed

    Anika :O(

  2. I've been thinking about her because I hadn't seen any posts in quite some time. This is very sad news. I was not fortunate enough to have met her in person but have "chatted" with her via blog comments. She was such a wonderful person and will truly be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with her family, friends and all dollie community. :(

  3. WOW! I'm Sorry to here that. I had been thinking about here as I thrift stores lately. RIP

  4. It's so very sad news. I feel so sorry for Frannie, never met her but was reading her blog.

  5. I have been thinking of her for the last few months and wondering how she was. My heart is so heavy to hear this. I will miss her and her insightful posts very much. Her family will be in my prayers. This is so incredibly upsetting. :(

  6. I'm sorry , losing a friend is always so hard.

  7. I'd check time to time to see any new posts, and still enjoyed all her old ones. She'll be in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. So sorry to hear this. I had been thinking about Frannie too and checked her blog recently to see if I had missed any updates. It worried me that there were none, but I had hoped for the best.

    If there's a thrift store in heaven, I'm sure Frannie knows about it.

    May she rest peacefully.


  9. My heart is aching. I have been thinking about her ever since her last post. I reached out to her a few times, but no response. I was really too afraid to know. She was such a caring person. I never had the pleasure of meeting her in person, but she reached out to me on several occasions. Thanks for letting us know.

  10. Frannie was the one who got me interested in going to thrift stores in the first place. She had such cool, wonderful posts and a sharing nature. I'm very glad to have interacted with her.

  11. I'm very sad to hear of Frannie's passing. I have missed her posts and comments. I had been wondering how she was so thanks for sharing the news with the doll community.

  12. Hello from Spain: I am sorry to read this bad news. The loss of a friend and loved one is always a blow. Courage. Keep in touch

  13. Thanks Cecile for sharing the news. I also checked her blog from time to time to see if I had missed a post. I continued to pray that her absence meant that she was doing better, but taking time to relax. This has really sadden me.


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