Frances Aceto(1927 - 2014)

Frances (Ostrowski) Aceto, 87, of Manchester, beloved wife of the late Peter L. Aceto passed away on Thursday, August 14, 2014 after a brief illness. Fran was born on July 16, 1927 in Warehouse Point one of three daughters of the late Bruno and Helen (Wezowic) Ostrowski. She was raised in Manchester, attended local schools and had been a lifelong resident. Fran was employed as Office Manager for over 50 years with Tucker Anthony Brokerage & Investments in Hartford until her retirement in 2003. She was a longtime active parishioner of St. Bridget Church in Manchester. She truly enjoyed and was a dedicated member of the church choir and the former Rosary Society. Fran enjoyed gardening, spending time with her family and meeting her friends at Dunkin Donuts and Chez Ben in Manchester. Unable to be blessed with children, she is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and their families. Three brothers-in-law, Henry Olender of Norwich, Joseph Aceto of Dayton, OH and Pasquale "Nene" Aceto of Manchester, several cousins, many Godchildren and her dear friends, Lee and Fran Gagnon of Manchester. In addition to her beloved Peter, Fran was predeceased by her two sisters and best friends, Lorraine Olender and Celia Mirucki. Fran was a very spiritual person. She genuinely believed in her God and that all people have good in them. She truly loved her God, her church, her family and friends. Fran will be deeply missed by all that knew her. Funeral services will be on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 11:30 am at Holmes Funeral Home, 400 Main Street, Manchester followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:30 pm at St. Bridget Church, 80 Main St. Manchester. Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery, Manchester. Calling hours will be on Monday, August 18th from 5-8 pm at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Bridget School Endowment, 74 Main Street, Manchester, CT 06042. To leave an online condolence please visit

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Holmes Funeral Home
400 Main Street Manchester, CT 06040
(860) 643-2441

Published in The Hartford Courant from Aug. 16 to Aug. 17, 2014