Due to the COVID-19 virus, we are taking precautionary measures.

Due to the COVID-19 virus, we are taking precautionary measures.


Frances Knotts (née Traverso), 86, of Dumont, died peacefully on April 4, 2020.  She is survived by her beloved husband of 61 years, Charles Knotts, her devoted daughters, Maria F. Schackner and her husband Robert and Cheryl Knotts.  Cherished grandmother of Ryan and his wife Sarah, Sarah, and great-grandchildren, Anna and Nora.  Also survived by a brother, Philip Traverso and a sister, Maria Ferrando.

Frances was born in Fort Lee, NJ to Emma Marie (née Hiszen) and Philip Traverso.  She was a secretary with AT&T in New York City, and also worked in the Hardware Dept. of Sears, Roebuck & Co., Hackensack.  Frances was a longtime parishioner of St. Mary’s R.C. Church, Dumont, a member of the Altar & Rosary Society, a die-hard N.Y. Yankee fan, and a very generous, thoughtful person.

Arrangements are private. A Memorial will take place at a later date. For those wishing to express their sympathy, donations in Frances’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assocation.


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Please be advised that we are open & available to serve you during your time of need following temporary guidelines set forth under NJ Executive order 107.

In order to comply with the new regulations, we are requesting that all funeral gatherings & visitations do not exceed 10 people.

We encourage friends of the family to visit our obituaries page to send condolences online. Funeral arrangements can be made via telephone and email to limit exposure. Cemeteries are also required to follow health code restrictions concerning attendance at interments and entombments.

We continue to receive updated information from the Federal Government, Center for Disease Control, and the New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association to ensure that the information provided is current.

To acquire more information visit cdc.gov/coronavirus.