Frances Pianta

Frances H. Pianta

1917 - 2011

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Obituary of Frances H. Pianta

Frances “Frankie” (Howard) Pianta, 93, of Westbrook, wife of the late Guido J. Pianta passed away peacefully January 2, 2011 in Old Saybrook, Connecticut. Frankie, a graduate of Pratt High School in Essex worked in the insurance industry for many years. She was the head bookkeeper for Sparre Agency and ER Champion Insurance Agency, both in Essex, until her retirement at the age of 85. As the oldest member of the Ivoryton Congregational Church Frankie enjoyed Sunday Service and especially looked forward to her Wednesdays working with the ladies of the church. Her abiding faith in God and appreciation for the wonders of nature sustained her always. Frankie is survived by her three children, Gwen Johnston and her husband Charles of Mystic, Robert Pianta and his wife Carolynn of Westbook, and Cynthia Filacchione of Chester. She leaves six grandchildren, Chris Johnson, Brian Johnson and his wife Erin, Rebecca Pianta, Rachel Pianta, Evan Filacchione, Kira Filacchione, and the newest member of the family, great-grandson Travis Filacchione and his big brother Gavin Stevens. She was predeceased by her sister Marie Shannon, her nephew Danny Shannon and leaves her nephew Thomas Shannon of Canton, CT. Recently, and with great sadness, Frankie lost her loving and cantankerous companion of eight years, Louie, a rescued little ball of fur who shared her favorite chair and her heart. Visitation will be Thursday, January 6 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Robinson, Wright & Weymer Funeral Home, 34 Main St, Centerbrook. Funeral Services will be at 2 p.m. from the Ivoryton Congregational Church, 57 Main St. in Ivoryton with interment to follow at Centerbrook Cemetery. In lieu of flowers Frankie’s loving family asks that donations be made to the Ivoryton Congregational Church, PO Box 578, Ivoryton, CT 06442


January 06, 2011 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM Robinson, Wright & Weymer Funeral Home 34 Main St. Centerbrook, CT 06409

Funeral Service

January 06, 2011 2:00 PM Ivoryton Congregational Church 63 Main ST Ivoryton, CT 06442


Centerbrook Cemetery Westbrook RD Centerbrook, CT 06409