Frank Germano Obituary (1932 – 2022) – East Hartford, CT
Frank Germano, 89, of East Hartford, loving husband of over 59 years to Jeanine (Kelble) Germano, died suddenly on Thursday, January 27, 2022. Frank was born at Vassar Hospital on August 21, 1932, the son of Italian immigrants. , Mary Nole and Fortunato Germano. He had fond memories of high school in Poughkeepsie, NY and wartime confidence because the President lived “just down the road”. The Brooklyn Tech High School entrance exam brought Frank and his working mother to Brooklyn and lifelong friends. Shortly after graduating from “top high school”, he became the top tank commander on the East German border with the U.S. Army “keeping the Russians honest” during the Korean conflict. Uncle Sam helped with the expenses of the Indiana Institute of Technology, where Frank became an engineer and met his beloved wife Jeanine. Most of Frank’s professional career was spent at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft in East Hartford. He would often see an airplane and proudly say, “Maybe I hit that engine.” Frank’s greatest joy was being the father of Frank C. Germano and his wife Ann Marie, Katherine Germano and her husband Bartlomiej Kowalczyk, and Michael Germano and his wife Jennifer. He could hardly believe he had helped make such kind, intelligent, beautiful, and accomplished individuals. They then gave him granddaughters, Isabella DelOrfano, Zabel and Ani Germano, and Francesca Germano who made his heart sing. Even having no relatives in this country, Frank was lucky to have Jeanine in Ohio and Indiana: the Gremaux, the Kelbles and the Knights; cousins in Italy: he will also be missed by Nole, Faretta and Bindi. Frank gave more than he took, was modest about his fine qualities, but stubborn about adversity; a good person to emulate. Everyone who loved it will feel a missing piece of their life. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 with a Christian Burial Mass celebrated at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Peace Church in St. Edmund Campion Parish, 370 May Road, East Hartford. Burial with military honors will follow at Veteran’s Memorial Field – Silver Lane Cemetery, East Hartford. Everyone is kindly requested to come directly to church on Wednesday morning. Frank’s family will receive relatives and friends on Tuesday (February 1, 2022) from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the D’Esopo East Hartford Memorial Chapel, 30 Carter Street, East Hartford. Face masks are mandatory at all services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Frank’s name may be made to the Wounded Warrior ProjectPO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. For online expressions of sympathy to the family, please visit www.desopoeh.com.
Published by Hartford Courant on January 30, 2022.
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