WHITE, Frank "Red" Allen
Frank "Red" Allen White, 85, longtime resident of East Hartford, passed away on November 18, 2012 surrounded by his loving family. Frank was the beloved husband of Marion (Gagne) for 63 years. He was born on April 22, 1927, in Andover, Maine, a son of the late Fulton Issac and Anna Mable (May) White. Frank proudly served in the United States Navy during World War II, he was a recipient of the World War II Victory Medal, American Area Medal and the Asiatic Pacific Theatre Medal. He was a longtime parishioner of St. Rose Roman Catholic Church in East Hartford. Frank was self-employed and worked side-by-side with his son George at his company Frank A. White Construction Company. He loved to travel in his 5th Wheel especially to local fairs and as far as Fryeburg Fair in Maine. He loved watching the Girls' UConn basketball games, the Woodstock Fair horse pull, a good horse race, boxing and especially his Dodge pickup truck. In addition to his cherished wife Marion, Frank is survived by his daughters; Catherine A. Padegimas and her husband Donald J. of So. Windsor, Gloria Jablonski and her husband John of Old Saybrook, and Rebecca Landry and her husband Craig of Tolland. Frank will also be dearly missed by his grandchildren; Jennifer A. Karcich and her husband Derek, Alison M. Fetta and her husband Fiorigio, James J. and David J. Jablonski, Amanda Rose and Eric M. Landry, great-grandchildren Kaia M. and Braden D. Karcich, Fiorgio P. and Domenico A. Fetta, his brother Claude F. White, sisters Emma Giroux, Alice Gagne, Evelyn LeClair, Roberta Touchette, Grace Jameson and Juliette Salatino, and by his furry four legged feline companion, Jake. Frank is predeceased by his son George A. White, brothers Chester, Lawrence, Richard, Robert and Ernest White, sister Arline DeWar. The family would like to thank all the staff at Hartford Hospital and the Helen & Harry Gray Cancer Center and a special heartfelt thank you to the VNA nurses who provided continued support to Frank and our family.
Friends and family are invited to attend a period of visitation on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, 4-7 p.m. at Newkirk and Whitney Funeral Home, 318 Burnside Avenue, East Hartford, CT 06108. Funeral services will begin at the funeral home at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Rose Catholic Church, 33 Church St., East Hartford, concluding with burial with full military honors in Silver Lane Cemetery, East Hartford. To leave an online condolence or to send flowers, please visit www.newkirkandwhitney.com.