Francis Burroughs

Francis B Burroughs

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It is with sadness and love we say goodbye to Francis (Frank) Burroughs, 61, who died on January 9, 2020 in Springfield MA. Frank was a unique individual who embraced life and the people he met. He was raised in Montclair, NJ where he attended Rand and Hillside Schools, later graduating from Montclair High. He moved to Massachusetts soon after high school where he earned a nursing degree and began his career working with developmentally disabled adults until his retirement, but returned ‘home’ often to visit family and friends. Among the many things he will be remembered for was his ability to easily make friends, his wit and humor, love of reggae music, the Grateful Dead, and his dreadlocks. He is preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Catherine, and leaves behind to celebrate his life, his sister Lavinia, brother George, sister-in-law Greer, niece Kamaryn, nephews, Kevin, Grant, and Garrett, former wife, but life-long friend, Jennifer Dugan, many relatives and countless friends. Memorial and celebration of life will be held on Jan. 25 at 11:00am, The Commonwealth Club, 26 Northview Avenue, Upper Montclair, NJ. In lieu of flowers, kindly make donations to National Alliance on Mental Illness,
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Patrick M. Warner

Posted at 09:44am
I was deeply saddened to hear of Frank's passing. Though I hadn't spoken to Frank in some years, we go far back together. In fact, I am the person in the background of Frank's photograph. The photo was taken by Allen Ginsberg in his apartment on East 12th St in NYC October 7, 1985. Frank helped me land my first job after graduating from UMass in 1985; we worked together at Cornucopia in Northampton, MA. Later, I visited Frank and Kevin Keady when they lived at Allen Ginsberg's farm in Cherry Valley, NY in 1986. Frank was a wonderful person, gentle, gracious, funny, wise. I cherish the memories I have of him, the times we spent together, the people we knew together. To his friends and family, I send love and condolences. I am grateful to have known Frank, my life is better for it.

Jim Brennan

Posted at 10:58am
My Sincere Condolences To Both You George & Lavinia, I am A Friend Of Franks When He Lived in Hyannis In Early To Mid 80's
I actually met You Both In Hyannis When You Came To Visit.. Frank Had The Rare ability To Make Friends everywhere he Went
.. Frank Was a Fun Loving Gentile Genius,Who Loved Music.. It was Always a Huge Thrill Going to a Concert W Him To See Bob Marley in Boston (before 1980) Or Drive To Buffalo NY in a Snowstorm To See a Grateful Dead Concert... After Connecting W Him
after 30 Plus Years Recently, I Found Frank To Be The Same Fun Loving, Young At Heart Gentile Guy, His Humor & His Wit is
always Over The Top.. All Who Knew Frank Will Feel His Absence...Frank Left a legacy Of Friends Of all Kinds who Loved & Enjoyed Him Throughout The Years... May God Bless Your Family During This Sudden & Difficult Loss Of Your Brother..
James Brennan

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