Francis Joseph Wesoly, formerly of New Britain, Giants Neck Beach, Niantic, and South Palm Beach, FL, entered into eternal rest peacefully on Monday, March 26, 2018, in Waterford, surrounded by his family.
â€śFrankâ€ť as he was commonly known to friends, was born on June 4, 1927, in New Britain, the second youngest son of the late John and Katherine (Nostin) Wesoly. He attended Sacred Heart School and graduated from New Britain High School in 1945, and served in the U.S. Army in Germany. He proudly recalled standing guard on a recently captured German training ship, which today is used by the Coast Guard and known as the Barque Eagle stationed in New London. Upon returning from the war, he began his work career at Stanley Works in New Britain. He subsequently held sales positions at Arute Ford, Stanley Power Tools and Robert Bosch Corporation, retiring in 1989, after a long and successful career in sales, winning many local, regional and national awards. Frank was a graduate of Hillyer College (University of Hartford) and the Ford Merchandising School. He was a charter member of the New Britain Evening Lions Club, The 44 Club, The Pioneer Menâ€™s Club, The Civitan Club, The Nutmeggers, and The Elks Club of New Britain. He also founded and organized the CT Golf Open which was held annually in West Palm Beach, FL. Frank was an avid sports fan, but especially rooted for the UConn menâ€™s and womenâ€™s basketball teams, UConn Football, the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. He was also an avid golfer, making two holes in one during his golf days. He also loved following his grandchildren and their sporting events when they were growing up.
Frank leaves behind his wife of 65 years, Barbara (Arute) Wesoly, who was with him every day throughout his long illnesses, his two sons, Damian Wesoly of Westbrook, and Francis Wesoly of Niantic. He also leaves his grandchildren and their spouses, Marc and Megan Wesoly of Plainville, Kristen and David Woodworth of Tolland, Matthew Wesoly of Keller, TX, Derek and Ashley Wesoly of Decatur, TX, Amy Wesoly of Harrisburg, PA, and Alyssa Wesoly and her fiancĂ© Jason Healey of Norton, MA.
In addition, he leaves his great-grandchildren, Liam, Bryce, Aiden and Kinsley. Frank was predeceased by his brothers, Joseph, Andrew, John, Gregory, Paul, and his sisters, Helen and Mary. Frank leaves countless nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, neighbors and friends, business associates and customers, all who were a very important part of his life. The family would like to thank the entire staff of the Crescent Point of Niantic, Greentree Manor of Waterford, and Masonicare Hospice for their excellent care throughout Frankâ€™s time with them. In addition, special thanks to Dr. Brian Williams, Dr. Jaren Insel, Dr. John Harbut, and Dr. Lauren Doherty and their staff members for their compassionate care of Frank. In lieu of flowers, Frank requested donations be made to the Sacred Heart School, 35 Orange St., New Britain, CT 06053, or the Polish American Foundation of CT, 27 Grove Hill, New Britain, CT 06052.
Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday, April 6, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Duksa Family Funeral Homes at Burritt Hill, 332 Burritt St., New Britain. His funeral service will begin at Burritt Hill on Saturday, April 7, at 8:45 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, New Britain. He will be laid to rest with Military Honors in Sacred Heart Cemetery. To share a message of sympathy with his family, please visit us at www.burritthill.com