Franco, Dominick M.
Dominick Michael Franco, 84 of Greenwich, CT passed away on November 17, 2013. He was born to the late Pasquale Franco and Teresa DeSantis on March 25, 1929. Dominick is survived by his sister Geraldine Arseniadis of Cape Coral, FL and predeceased by his brother, Vincent Franco (survived by his wife Ellen), his sister Margaret and her husband Stanley. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years Evelyn Core Franco; daughter Deborah F. Yarish of Stamford; daughter Donna Franco of Norwalk, CT; son David Franco and his wife Kimm of Monroe, CT. He also leaves behind his 4 grandchildren, Kristin and Troy Yarish of Stamford and Nicole and A.J. Franco of Monroe. He is remembered by many of his long time friends including Jim Gleason (recently deceased) and wife Barbara, Virginia (Ginny-Mae) Reynolds and Rose and Art Caldwell and Duke and Roie Daly. He leaves behind a Godson, Detective Kent C Reynolds of the Greenwich Police Dept. He also leaves behind several nieces, nephews and many more good friends. Dominick attended Greenwich High School and graduated in 1947. After high school he served in the U.S. Army
during the Korean War
. After serving in the Army, he became a Greenwich police officer, where he was appointed to the accident investigative squad in 1984. He received departmental recommendations for apprehending two armed robbers at the A&P Food Market and for his work at the Pickwick Arms fire in 1971. He was also given a Red Cross commendation for reviving a 3-year old in a near drowning. He retired in 1987 after 30 years of service. After retiring from the police force, he worked as a courier for the former Putnam Trust Company. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Redman's Association, 9th District Vets, Greenwich Boat & Yacht Club, the Silver Shield Association and the Connecticut Police Association. He loved boating, taking many cruises and spending time with family and friends. During his final days, we are especially grateful for the care and support we received from the Greenwich Hospital doctors and nurses in the ER and in the ICU. Special thanks to Vera M., and Victoria, Carol and Dr. Mike Franco for making him as comfortable as possible. Family and friends are invited to visit at Castiglione Funeral Home on Wednesday, Nov. 20th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday, Nov. 21st at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church on Greenwich Avenue. Entombment will follow the service at St. Mary's cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Greenwich Hospital Association 5 Perryridge Rd. Greenwich, CT 06830 or the Greenwich Police Dept. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.castiglionefh.com