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Francis Michael Pagliaccio

November 19, 1931 ~ June 23, 2020 (age 88)


Francis Michael Pagliaccio, age 88, of Colchester, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 23rd at Harrington Court. Born in Wildwood, NJ on November 19, 1931, he was the son of the late Michael and Genovefa (Najka) Pagliaccio.

As a young man, Fran enlisted into the United States Navy, where he proudly served our country. He attended the Ward School of Electronics where he learned skills that helped in his employment with Colchester Tool & Dye, United Nuclear, Electric Boat, and Pratt & Whitney.

On April 28, 1956, Fran married the love of his life, Dorothy Lenore Polanski. The couple made their home and raised their family in Colchester.

Fran was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed skeeting shooting and hunting with his beloved dog, Duke.  He also enjoyed both freshwater and ocean fishing; even teaching his grandchildren how to crab.  Fran was a member of the Colchester Fish & Game Club and the NRA. He was a communicant of St. Andrew Church.

In addition to his beloved wife of over 64 years, Fran will be forever loved and missed by his daughters, Lisa & her husband, Keith Deslandes and Andrea & her husband, Stephen Sharpe; his grandchildren, Brandon Sharpe, Christopher Deslandes, Christine Sharpe, and Katherine Deslandes; great-grandson, Aiden Sharpe; as well as numerous extended family members and friends. The family would also like to give a heartfelt thank you to Sandy, Carol, and the rest of the staff at Harrington court for their compassionate care of Francis during his stay at their facility.

A memorial service will be held at the Colchester Fish and Game Club, Old Amston Road, Colchester, on Saturday June 27 at 11 AM, followed by a reception. The Aurora McCarthy Funeral Home of Colchester has been entrusted with care of arrangements. For online condolences, please visit

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Memorial Service
June 27, 2020

11:00 AM
Colchester Fish & Game Club
Old Amston Road
Colchester, CT 06415

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