Francis "Frank" Listro(1924 - 2013)

Francis M. "Frank" Listro, 89, of Plainville, beloved husband of Marjorie (Stuart) Listro, passed away on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at the Connecticut Hospice in Branford. Born in New Britain on April 24, 1924, Frank was the son of the late Paul and Vincenza (Pagliaro) Listro. Raised in New Britain, he attended local schools, and enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1943. He proudly served his country during W.W. II, and was honorably discharged in 1946. He married the love of his life, Margie, shortly after, sharing 59 years of marriage. They settled in Plainville where they raised their family, and were both longtime members of the VFW Post 574 and American Legion Post 33. He was employed at Stanley Works for over 40 years, spending most of his retirement years travelling with Margie, fulfilling his love for the ocean going boating or clamming, and enjoying his proudest role, being a grandfather. He will be greatly missed by his beloved family, leaving them with many laughs and cherished memories. In addition to his wife, he leaves his sons, Paul and his wife, Joanne of Southington; David and his fiancé Carmel Gondek of South Glastonbury; and Willard Rivenburg and his wife, Doris of Roundtop, NY; his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his sister, Gwen Kelleher; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, A.J, Carl, Joe, and Ernie and his sisters, Anne and Rosemarie. Funeral services in celebration of Frank's life will be held on Saturday, at 11 a.m. at Bailey Funeral Home, 48 Broad St, Plainville. Committal services with military honors will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. Family and friends may gather on Friday evening, from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, Frank may be remembered with contributions to VFW, 7 Northwest Dr., Plainville, CT 06062. For online expressions of sympathy, please visit


Funeral Home

Bailey Funeral Home, Inc.
48 Broad Street Plainville, CT 06062
(860) 747-2295

Published in The Hartford Courant on Dec. 26, 2013