Frances A. Aliano

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CHESHIRE - Frances A. "Frannie" Aliano, age 90, entered into rest on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 at her home in Cheshire with her loving family by her side. She was the devoted wife of the late Frank Aliano, and her previous husband, the late Domenic Ostuno. Frannie was born on June 12, 1923 in Goia, Italy, daughter of the late Guiliano and Maria Theresa D'Amico Riccitelli.

Frannie worked her entire life on her farm, Sunny Acres Farm in Cheshire, up until May of this year. She enjoyed cooking for everyone and she fed numerous amounts of people. A foster mother, always putting others needs first, she also sent many donations to the La Salette Seminary. Frannie and her farm were both very well known in the Cheshire and the surrounding communities, and she treasured her customers, many of whom became lifelong friends.

She is the beloved mother of Janet von Staats of East Haddam; Saverio "Sonny" Ostuno and his wife, Susan, of Cheshire; Ronald Ostuno of Cheshire; Kim Jarjura and her husband, Fred, of Cheshire; and Christine Aliano of Waterbury. Frannie is the loving grandmother of Jessica Abildgaard and her husband, Chris; Dustin Roberts; Jeffrey Ostuno and his wife, Krista; John Locus; Michael VanHaaften; Katie Jarjura; and Anna Jarjura. She also leaves her cherished great grandchildren, Madelyn, Leah, Jared, Dominic, Todd, and Ryan. She is survived by her sister, Maria "Molly" Esposito of Cheshire, and was predeceased by her brother, John Riccitelli.

Frannie's funeral procession will leave the Alderson Funeral Home of Cheshire, 615 So. Main St., Cheshire CT 06410 on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 9:30 a.m. for a Mass of Christian burial to be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. in St. Bridget Church, Cheshire. Burial will follow at her family plot in Beaverdale Memorial Park in Hamden. Friends may greet the family at the funeral home on Tuesday, Nov. 19 from 4 to 8 p.m. To share a story or to leave condolences for the family, visit
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Alderson Funeral Homes, Inc.
615 South Main Street
Cheshire, CT 06410
(203) 272-7209
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Published in The Record-Journal on Nov. 17, 2013
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