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880 Hopmeadow Street
P.O. Box 335
Simsbury, CT 06070
Phone: 860-658-7613
Fax: 860-651-0476
Frank Christiana

Frank A. Christiana

December 7, 1932 - July 10, 2019
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Frank A. Christiana, 86, formerly of Collinsville and Niantic, CT, passed away July 10, 2019 in North Port, FL. Born December 7, 1932 in Hartford to Frank and Mildred (Bacon) Christiana, he was a 1951 graduate of Bulkeley High School. He served honorably in the United States Army during the Korean War. He attended Hartford Tech and the University of Connecticut. He was a 35-year employee of Combustion Engineering, serving as a Design Graphics Supervisor and Engineering Planner. He retired in 1994 and he and his wife Patricia moved to their summer home in Niantic, CT. He served as a Lector and Religious Education teacher at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Collinsville. He was a Life Member of the Knights of Columbus, Fourth Degree Knight and Past Grand Knight of Council 4376 in Avon, CT. He served as Secretary, Treasurer and Chairman of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Hartford Section. He also served as National Chairman, developing standards for the engineering profession. He served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of Black Point Beach Club. He was a Communicant of St. Agnes Church in Niantic, CT and St Pedro Church in North Port, FL. He was a Life Member of the Holiday Park Men’s Club in North Port, FL. He loved the outdoors, including hunting, fishing and gardening.

He leaves his wife of 64 years, Patricia (Jadovich) Christiana, of the home. Survivors include daughters Lynn Becker (Robert) and Wendy Boulanger; grandchildren Victoria Becker Foxx (Nathan), Christopher Boulanger, and Michelle Boulanger. Brother Ralph Christiana (Donna), sister in law, Jean Christiana, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, by his brother, Frederick, infant son, Scott, and an infant daughter.

The family will receive visitors at the Vincent Funeral Home, 120 Albany Turnpike, Canton, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17th. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 18th at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 50 Church Street in Collinsville. Burial will be private. Vincent Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital are deeply appreciated at P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142. Please visit Frank’s “Book of Memories” at for online tributes.
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  • Visitation

    July 17, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    July 17, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Vincent Funeral Home - Canton
    120 Albany Turnpike
    Canton, CT 06019
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  • Service

    July 18, 2019 | 9:00am
    July 18, 2019 9:00am
    St. Patrick's Church
    50 Church Street
    Collinsville, CT 06019
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    Fr. Collins I. Anaeche


Donations are being accepted for: ST JUDE CHILDRENS RESEARCH HOSPITAL INC.


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Carol Rizzuto

Posted at 03:22pm
To Patty and family. I was so sorry to hear about Frankie‘s passing. It was four years ago that I attended your 60th wedding anniversary party and it seems like yesterday. He was always a friendly charming man and I know he will be missed by all of you. My deepest sympathies Carol Rizzuto

Kay Becker smith

Posted at 10:50am
Dear Pat and family
Larry and I are very sorry for your loss. Although we didn’t know Frank very well, he was always kind and gracious when our paths did cross.
Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Kay and Larry Smith

Steve Clare

Posted at 05:58am
So sorry to hear of Franks passing. He was a wonderful neighbour and friend. He will be greatly missed. Steve & Lesley Clare

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Posted at 09:21am
With deepest sympathy. We are keeping your Family and friends close in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
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Mary Ann H. Malinconico

Posted at 07:46am
I am sorry you left us and we didn't have more time. Our hearts go out to the Christiana family. Mary Ann & Tommy Malinconico

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