Francis G. Banks
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Francis George "Frank" Banks, 81, the beloved husband of Roberta L. (Moran) Banks, died Thursday, August 7, 2020 at his home. Born in Worcester Massachusetts, he had lived in Manchester for more than 40 years. He was a US Air Force veteran. Frank retired in 1999 from his position of Quality Assurance Manager at Pratt and Whitney Aircraft after 38 years of service. Frank was the current Judge Advocate and Sergeant at Arms for the American Legion Post 102 in Manchester, and loved a good lively conversation or debate with his fellow legionnaires. Frank's love of music included active involvement in numerous Fife & Drum corps throughout CT, starting as a child in Massachusetts. He was an avid drummer, karaoke performer and rode his bicycle often with his wife Roberta - including accomplishing his personal goal of riding over 2000 miles in one year. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children: Donna Banks of LA, Deborah Bullock and her husband Richard of LA, Diana Wyatt of TX, Frank Banks and his wife April of LA, Frederick Banks of LA, Dana Finni and her husband Scott of FL, and Angela Arsenault of MA; 15 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings, Edlow Banks and his wife Christine of MA and Carol Fitzpatrick of MA; his mother-in-law, Audrey C. Moran of Coventry; his sister-in-law, Joan Banks of MA; his brother-in-law, Thomas Moran and his wife Linda of Collinsville; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his granddaughter, Briana; and his siblings, Paul Banks and Louise Rovizzi. Family and friends may call at the John F. Tierney Funeral Home, 219 West Center Street Manchester, on Sunday from 4-6 p.m. A graveside service will be held on Monday, August 10th at 10:00 a.m. at East Cemetery, 220 East Center St. Manchester, CT. For online condolences and extended obituary please visit

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Published in Hartford Courant on Aug. 8, 2020.
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August 9, 2020
Roberta, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Frank. I will always remember him from my time in Natais F&DC when the two of you were our instructors. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Patty
Patty Flint
August 8, 2020
Steve and I are very sorry for your loss. We have many fond memories of Frank from jam sessions, parades, and musters past. Please know you are in our hearts.
Robin Niemitz
August 8, 2020
Roberta my condolences to you and the family. I will miss seeing you all at the musters.
Bob Du Four
August 8, 2020
Roberta, I'm so sorry for the loss of your beloved husband. I have missed the 2 of you since you taught together so many years ago for East Hampton Fife & Drum. You made a great team.
Marilou Overson
August 8, 2020
I was deeply saddened to hear of Frank’s passing. Both Frank and Bert played a huge part in my childhood as our fife and drum instructors. They really did become like family to so many of us that they taught. He will be remembered for his kind heart and warm smile. My heart goes out to you, Roberta. Sending love from Vermont.
Carrie Adii
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