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Frank Joseph Ciaffone
August 27, 1932 ~ February 2, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old
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Frank Joseph Ciaffone, 90 of North Branford, CT died peacefully at his home on Thursday, February 2, 2023 with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of the late Theresa Iaccarino Ciaffone. Frank was born in Jersey City, NJ on August 27, 1932, a son of the late Joseph and Julia Rubano Ciaffone, and had resided in North Branford for the past sixty one years. Frank was a proud U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He received an honorable discharge from the Army in 1954. He was a Corporal in the Eighth Army, 31st Ordinance Company. Frank served in Korea and is a recipient of the Korean Service Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, United Nations Service Medal, and National Defense Service Medal. Frank "Yogi" worked for G & O Manufacturing for forty five years as a Master Welder and Fabricator. He served as a Union Committee Member for Local 979 UAW (United Auto Workers) for many years, and was a parishioner of St. Augustine Church (St. Ambrose Parish) in North Branford. Frank is survived by his beloved daughter Theresa Katz and her husband Robert Katz of Hamden, his most beloved grandson Jonathan Robert Katz of Hamden, a brother, Joseph (Lillian) Ciaffone of Branford, a niece, Lorraine Rignoli and a great niece Jennifer Rignoli and her husband George Barbiuto of Hamden, and close family friends Janice Lexton of Guilford and Robin and Dean Underhill of Colleyville, TX. He was predeceased by his sister Philomena Turcotte, and dear family friends Joseph and Virginia Lexton. Frank’s family will receive relatives and friends on Friday, February 10th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Washington Memorial Funeral Home, 4 Washington Ave., North Haven. His funeral procession will leave from the funeral home on Saturday, February 11th at 9:15 a.m. for a Mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. in St. Augustine Church (St. Ambrose Parish), 30 Caputo Rd., North Branford. Burial with Military Honors will follow in St. Agnes Cemetery, Branford. www.washingtonmemorialfh.com