Frances M. Magliochetti, 87 of Hamden passed on to the next chapter of her life on Friday, March 6, 2020 after a hard fought battle with a long illness. Born on the evening of July 3, 1932, with fireworks cracking in the distance, Frances was a life-long resident of Hamden. She was the daughter of the late John and Frances (Russo) Raccio. Frances was predeceased by her beloved husband of 61 years, Albert J. Magliochetti, Sr. She was a devoted mother to her three children, Albert J. Magliochetti, Jr. of Van Nuys, CA, Attorney Lisa A. Magliochetti of West Hartford, CT, and Gary J. Magliochetti of Hamden, CT. The entry into her life of her grandson Nicholas A. Magliochetti in 2000 caused her to shine with unparalleled brilliance as a grandmother. She loved her Nicky, and he will miss her dearly. Although illness dimmed her light a bit toward the end of this chapter in her journey, Frances lived the vast majority of her life with a vivacious personality, a love of socializing, and a great sense of humor. She loved to dance, and jumped up anytime whenever “In the Mood” began to play. Frances held a variety of jobs during her life, in addition to her full time role as wife and mother. She rocked her father’s VIP Restaurant on the edge of the Southern Connecticut State College campus in the 60’s. She also worked as a receptionist at Eastern Press and for Dr. John Bellis, but her favorite and most memorable job was as a waitress at Jimmies Restaurant in Hamden. She worked in this capacity for over 15 years, making countless dear friends (customers and co-workers alike) over the years. She loved that job, and once described it as the best years of her life. People came from all over and waited for a chance to sit in Fran’s station, because she made them feel important and loved. Fondly referred to as “Rocky”, “Fast Franny” and “Franny K” by those who loved her, she was always ready for a laugh and some fun, and she had plenty of both during her lifetime. In addition to her three children and grandson, she is survived by her two sisters, Joan E. Novella, and Linda A. Raccio, as well as many beloved nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her two brothers, Pasquale E. Raccio and John A. Raccio, Jr. Special thanks to her nephew Andrew Esposito and his wife Marlene Esposito for their love, attention, and help along the way, and to Avantus Renal Therapy in North Haven (especially Henry) who took wonderful care of her over the years. We will miss you Fast Franny, but we know that you are healed, and in Heaven with all of your family, singing, eating good food, laughing and smiling. Until we meet again…
In lieu of flowers, people may choose to remember Frances with a donation to the Frances Magliochetti Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Lisa A. Magliochetti, 12 North Main St., Suite 20, West Hartford, CT 06107, which funds will go to a deserving female student in the Conard High School graduating class of 2020. Frances’ family will receive relatives and friends on Tuesday, March 10th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Washington Memorial Funeral Home, 4 Washington Ave., North Haven. Her funeral procession will leave from the funeral home on Wednesday, March 11th at 9:30 a.m. for a Mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 2819 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Burial will follow in All Saints Cemetery, North Haven. www.washingtonmemorialfh.com
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