Francine “Fran” Turner

December 10, 2023
Francine “Fran” Turner

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Francine “Fran” Turner, 79, of Williamsburg, passed away on December 10, 2023, of natural causes.

Fran was born in East Orange, NJ and lived throughout the state. In 1988, she moved with her family to Williamsburg, VA where she established life-long friendships in Longhill Woods, St. Georges Hundred, and Longhill Gate communities. Fran, whose passions were antiques, interior design, and realty, was a co-proprietor of Closed on Wednesday’s antique shop near Kingsmill before joining Colonial Williamsburg. She finished her career in 2015 with Williamsburg Landing.

Fran was deeply loved by her children and friends and known to many throughout the Williamsburg community. She took pride in being a member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, which focuses on women’s advancement and philanthropy. Always inviting and invited, Fran enjoyed table games, wine, good food, and conversation. Above all, Fran’s greatest joy was spending time with her six grandchildren.

Fran was preceded in death by her husband James “Jim” Turner and her brothers Patrick and Frank Montagna. She is survived by her son J. Austin Turner and his wife Jieun Shim; daughter Katelyn Y. Voglewede and her husband Andrew; and grandchildren Carson and Cora Turner and Natalie, Zachary, Nicholas, and Samantha Voglewede.

A celebration of Fran’s life will be held at Bucktrout Funeral Home on Ironbound Road in Williamsburg on Saturday, January 13, 2024 at 2:00PM. The family invites you to join them immediately following the service for light refreshments in the reception room.

Celebration of Life

Saturday, January 13, 2024
2:00 PM

Bucktrout Funeral Home - Directions
4124 Ironbound Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188

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  • January 10, 2024
    Lisa Bates says:
    I was so saddened to hear of Fran's passing. She was one remarkable woman and will be greatly missed. She touched the lives of so many through her work at Williamsburg Landing and friendships that lasted through the years. I still think of the retirement party we gave her with the theme "Polka Dots & Pearls" that was Fran...classy all the way! She will be remembered fondly. May she rest in peace. Sending prayers for comfort and strength to her family. I know she will be watching over each of you from above.

  • January 08, 2024
    Georgia "Georges" Decker says:
    My Cousin Francine was the most wonderful and gentle woman I have every known in my lifetime. We grew up together in Newark, NJ and I will never forget the wonderful moments my sister Diana & I shared with her at the Lowes theater in downtown Newark. I will miss her with all my heart.

  • January 01, 2024
    Scott Whitehead says:
    So deeply saddened to learn of Fran's passing. She was a wonderful co-worker in Marketing at Williamsburg Landing and a genuinely sweet lady. God Bless Fran, you are sorely missed.