Frances M. "Fran" Malchiodi

Montville - Frances "Fran" M. Malchiodi, 88, of Oakdale passed away Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, at St. Joseph Living Center.

Frances was born Nov. 15, 1924, in Oakdale, the daughter of the late John and Margaret Ratnecht. She graduated with honors from Norwich Free Academy. She married the late George C. Malchiodi Dec. 29, 1946, in New London.

Frances was very creative and artistic. She was a seamstress, painter, quilter, card maker and gardener. She was a loving and caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother as well as a good friend to many.

She is survived by her sons, George L. Malchiodi and wife, Joanne Marie, of Lebanon, Gary L. Malchiodi of Sterling; daughter, Lynn (Malchiodi) Hendy of Summerville, S.C.; brother, Tony Ratnecht and wife, Mary, of Pearl River, N.Y.; sister-in-law, Caroline Belliveau of Norwich; grandchildren, Dawn (Malchiodi) Orzolek, Deena (Hendy) Valentino, Laura (Malchiodi) Stone, John Hendy, Karen (Malchiodi) Walsh; great-grandchildren, Brandais, Brianna, Joshua, Sarah and David Orzolek, Mark Valentino Jr., Christina Valentino, Abigail and Logan Stone, Caitlin and Aiden Walsh; and by numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at the Montville Funeral Home of Church and Allen. Burial will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery in Montville.

To leave a message of condolence for Fran's family, please visit her memorial at

The Montville Funeral Home of Church and Allen, 53 Norwich New London Turnpike, is entrusted with arrangements.

Funeral Home

Montville Funeral Home of Church & Allen
53 Norwich New London Tpke Uncasville, CT 06382
(860) 889-2374

Published in The Day on Jan. 3, 2013