David M. Franco
1966 - 2020
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David M. Franco
David Michael Franco passed from this world on March 12, 2020, doing what he loved: playing with his dog, Douglas. He had been in the final stages of congestive heart failure due to a Congenital Heart Defect. He was a graduate of St. Matthew's School in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY; and Shepaug Valley High School in Washington, CT. Dave was a gifted, self-taught guitar player, and was accepted to the Peabody Conservatory, at John's Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. During his 30 years living in Austin, TX, Dave was deeply involved in the Adult Congenital Heart Defect (ACHD) Association, most notably, co-producing with Kevin Johnson, Nicole Vickery and Writer and Director Philip Wolf on the release of the documentary "Silent Cries: Breaking Through CHD Awareness" in 2019. Dave hoped that his contribution to this film could provide light and hope to those born with these defects. He is survived most directly by his mother: Roseann Franco; sister: Roseann Bischoff; and brothers: Vincent and Philip. He is also survived by his daughter: Sarah Paige Franco of Corpus Christi, TX; and many nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held from 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 19, 2020, at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 49 South St. in Litchfield, CT. A Mass of Christian Burial will immediately follow at 10:30 a.m. Burial will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY immediately after Mass. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to either the Adult Congenital Heart Association, 280 N. Providence Rd #6, Media, PA 19063; or to: https://www.funeralfund.com/project/david-michael-franco-1. To leave a message of remembrance, please visit www.CarpinoCares.com.

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Published in Danbury News Times on Mar. 15, 2020.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
MAR
19
Calling hours
09:00 - 10:30 AM
MAR
19
Mass of Christian Burial
10:30 AM
MAR
19
Burial
Holy Cross Cemetery
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May 20, 2020
RIP my friend
Kip Caven
March 21, 2020
Dear Roseann and family,
I am so sad right now after reading about David's passing. He was truly a beautiful young man. Know that Bob and I are thinking of you and your family.
Our Deepest Sympathy,
Sue and Bob Krager
The Kragers
March 18, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Juan Vazquez
Friend
March 15, 2020
Most of my fondest childhood memories include Dave. Praying for him in class when we were too young to know how serious his heart surgery was, and being jealous of his cool scars. Adventures on the Aqueduct. Stealing candy from Ushers or Rans, the two variety stores in Hastings on Hudson, NY. And getting caught. Always getting caught. Except when we didnt, then we would run to Reynolds Field and feast like pirates on our spoils. Allays his smile and laugh. You couldnt help but laugh along, even if you were the butt of the joke. Summers at the pool or just riding bikes with the crew. Then we were forced to grow up. Dave fought that harder than anyone I know. We lost touch for decades but I was lucky enough to see him one last time when in Austin TX. We played guitar and talked. He was a fine musician. Im sorry I have to grow older without him around. We sure as hell could use more smiles and laughter right now. As a Respiratory Therapist working in the NICU I will think of him every time I meet a brand new kid with CHD. And maybe I can make a nervous parent smile with a tale or two of my friend Dave and hell live again in the imperfect hearts of children that share his scars.
Timothy Pollick
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