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Francis X. Caisse

July 9, 1932 September 2, 2013
Francis X. Caisse
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Francis X. (Frank) Caisse of Pinellas Park FL, formerly of Storrs CT, passed away on Monday, September 2, 2013 at the age of 81. He was born in Willimantic on July 9, 1932 and grew up in Mansfield Depot, later moving to a family-built fieldstone house in Storrs. He was the son of Arthur J. and Clara I. (Hernberg) Caisse. Frank attended Windham High School and University of CT and served in the US Air Force. Frank worked for 33 years for the University of CT Controller’s Office as an accountant in Budds Building, retiring in 1987. After his retirement, he worked part time in the Map Room and ran a food truck. He was an active member of Mansfield Grange #64. In his younger days, Frank was an excellent skier, serving on the ski patrol and also sang with the Bill Savitt Barbershop Quartet. Frank enjoyed singing in church and sang in several church choirs. He was always well-stocked with green olives for his dry martinis.
After moving to FL in 1992, Frank was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church of St. Petersburg, and was a volunteer at the Church school and Meals on Wheels. He was a member of the Society of St. Vincent DePaul, the Knights of Columbus, and was very active in his community. Frank was predeceased by his parents and his sister Rita Masinda. He will be long-remembered for his devotion to the Sacred Heart.
Frank is survived by his nieces Maureen Gantick, Doreen Lyon and nephew Mark Masinda, several great-nieces and nephews and a large extended family in CT. The family would like to thank his devoted friend Theresa Blanchard for her care and companionship.
A memorial celebration of his life will be held at St. Joseph Church of Eagleville on September 17, 2013 at 11 am. Interment will follow in the Storrs Cemetery, North Eagleville Rd. Storrs.
Memorial donations may be made to Int. Society of St. Vincent DePaul ℅ Sacred Heart Church 7809 46th Way North, Pinellas Park FL 33781 or to the Willington Food Pantry, ℅ WYFSS, 40 Old Farms Rd. Willington CT 06279.
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