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Frances S. Sellner

AGE: 91 • Barnegat

Frances S. Sellner, 91, of Barnegat went to be with the Lord on January 19, 2017. She was born in Paterson, NJ on October 14, 1925 and was the last of 5 children of Edward and Freda Schmidlein. At the age of 5, the family relocated to the Bronx, NY. Frances was a 1943 graduate of Mount St. Ursula Academy. She attended the Washington School for Secretaries and became the secretary for Mrs. Dodge Sloan, the wife of the CEO of General Motors. In 1947, she joined the staff at NY Bell Telephone where she was employed until 1950.

On June 10, 1950, she married the love of her life, Harold W. Sellner, in St. Patrick's Cathedral in NYC. In 1954, they purchased their first home in Franklin Lakes, NJ, where they raised their 4 children. In 1976, they purchased a home on LBI where they created many memories with family and friends. In 1988, they retired to Barnegat, NJ.

Frances was an active member of the Women's Club of Franklin Lakes and the Blessed Sacrament Altar Society and was an avid tennis player. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother not only to her 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren but to all the family and friends who fondly called her "Nana".

Surviving to cherish her memory are her husband, Harold; daughter, Christine Talarico; daughter, Cathy Kriebel; son, Colonel Richard Sellner (Linda); daughter, Patricia Bailey; her grandchildren, Peter, Megan, Christine, Erin, Drew, Stephen, Alexa, Shannon and Bridget; her 3 great grand-children, Zoey, Marshall and William and many other relatives and friends.

Viewing Monday, Jan. 23, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM at Barnegat Funeral Home, 841 W. Bay Ave., Barnegat, NJ. Funeral Mass Tuesday, 11:30 AM at St. Mary's Church, Barnegat. (www.BarnegatFH.com)
Published in Asbury Park Press on Jan. 22, 2017
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