Mary Elizabeth (Whitman) Franckowski went to eternal rest with her savior on Jan. 9, 2018 at her home.
She was born to the late Burt and Sarah (Griggs) Whitman and grew up in West Willington, Conn. After graduating from Windham High School in 1956, she attended beauty school in Hartford where she earned her hairdressing license in 1959.
She married Henry John Franckowski on May 21, 1960, and resided in New Britain for 42 years before moving to Bristol in 2001. Mary loved gardening, animals, painting, story writing, and spending time with her beloved family and friends. She was a gentle soul who was always ready to lend a hand and show love to those around her. Mary worked as a cashier at Caldor’s and Walmart before retiring in 2001. She was a devoted volunteer and director of the 980 House Thrift Store at St. Jerome’s Church. She was also a congregant and a member of the choir at St. Jerome’s Church for 44 years.
Mary leaves behind her beloved husband of 57 years and three children, Carl Franckowski and daughter-in-law, Carol Franckowski, of West Islip, N.Y., Susan Lloyd and son-in-law, Jack Lloyd of Itasca, Ill., and Moses Cryer of Southington, Conn. and his beloved fiancée, Janice Walker.
She also leaves behind her grandchildren, Rebecca Harrison and her husband, Steven Harrison, Sarah Franckowski, and Jordan “Jodie” Lloyd. She was predeceased by her loving in-laws, Raymond and Anna Franckowski.
Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16 at the Dunn Funeral Home, 191 West St., Bristol. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of Mercy Church in Plainville Wednesday, Jan. 17 at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the spring.
Memorial donations may be made online at ALZ.org or to the Alzheimer’s Association, CT Chapter, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.