Frank Provenzano, age 83 of Stratford, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at the Connecticut Hospice, Branford with his loving family by his side. Born on September 21, 1933 in Paola, Province of Calabria, Italy, he was the son of the late Gaspare and Carmella Novello Provenzano. In 1947, Frank immigrated to the United States, and was proud to become a U.S. citizen in 1954. He served his country with pride as a U.S. Naval Reservist.
A retired employee of Sikorsky Aircraft, Frank was also formerly employed by Jenkins Valves. Frank enjoyed the simple things in life like playing board games, watching the NY Mets, but above all spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was a dedicated father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend who will be truly missed by all who knew him.
Survivors include his three loving daughters, Linda Sullivan and her husband David of Madison, Karen Newell and her husband Randy of Fairfield, and Lisa Markelon and her husband Chuck of Trumbull; seven cherished grandchildren, Hilary, Alyssa, and Brianna Sullivan, Matthew, Ryan, and Christopher Newell, and Ellie Markelon; two sisters Angelina and Dalmazia, both of Italy; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will take place on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in the Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Road, Trumbull. Interment will follow in the Garden Mausoleum in St. Michael's Cemetery, Stratford. Relatives and friends may greet the family on Friday from 5 – 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude's Place, Memphis, TN 38105.