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Frank C. Graziani

1922 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Frank C. Graziani Obituary

Frank C. Graziani, 92, of Ellington, beloved husband of the late Edith (Hannon) Graziani passed away Friday, April 18, 2014. He was born April 18, 1922 in Bronx, NY, the son of the late Orazio and Mary (Egner) Graziani. He was a U.S. Army 9th infantry combat veteran during World War II. He was in the battle of Normandy, battle of the Bulge, battle of Remagen and battle of Hurtgen Forest. He was awarded two bronze stars, one with a V for Valor, two purple hearts and was hospitalized in Paris and returned to the battlefield. He was a member of the Ellington VFW Post 10689, the Disabled American Veterans and the Ellington American Legion Post 62. He volunteered at Rockville General Hospital, Vernon Manor, Big Brothers, Volunteer Ambulance, and St. Luke's Church in Ellington. He was an Operations Manager for major trucking companies and the former President of the New York State Motor Transportation Association. He and his wife opened their home to under privileged children for the holidays and throughout the year. He is survived by his children and their spouses, Ted C. and Erin Graziani, Edward C. and Alma Graziani, all of Ellington and Susan L. and Tom Matthews of Tolland; his daughter-in-law, Debbie Graziani of Ellington, his sisters, Anna Perrone and Mary Solla; his grandchildren, Jennifer, Stephanie, Angela, Robert, Miranda, Alayna, Justin, Jeremy, Carolyn and Gregory; his seven great grandchildren. He also leaves many nieces and nephews who he adored and his trusted companion, his dog, Meg. Besides his wife, he was predeceased by his brother, Edward Graziani and his sister, Lee Allison. The family would like to thank the staff at the VA Hospital and Vernon Manor and healthcare professionals for their care and compassion throughout the years. Relatives and friends are welcome to join the family from 5 to 7 PM on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at the Burke-Fortin Funeral Home, 76 Prospect St. Rockville, CT 06066. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at St. Luke's Church, 141 Maple St. Ellington, CT 06029. Burial will follow at Ellington Center Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the VFW Department of CT, P.O. Box 310909, Newington, CT 06131 or the American Legion Department of CT, 114 West Street, Rockville, CT 06066. For online condolences please visit: www.pietrasfuneralhome.com.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Apr. 20, 2014
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