Swan Funeral Home


Frances J. McNamara

November 28, 1941November 8, 2020

Frances J. McNamara, of Clinton, CT, passed away on November 8, 2020 at home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on November 28, 1941, in New Haven CT, the daughter of Francis Apuzzo and Carmel Murratti Apuzzo.

Frances held positions at Grant’s Department store, Goodwill Industries New Haven, The VA in West Haven, CT and finally retired from Business & Legal Reports, Old Saybrook, CT. She was a devoted wife of 59 years, caring mother of two daughters, and loving Nana to three Grandchildren and two Great Grandchildren. Frances enjoyed clogging, crocheting, playing dominos and was an avid reader. With her husband, Fran traveled throughout the world taking many cruises with their dear friends Bob and Barbara Poirier.

Frances is survived by her husband Dennis; daughters Theresa Millett and her husband Greg and LoraLee Bruskin and her husband Michael all of Madison; sisters Charlene Apuzzo and Marie Segui both of Branford and brother Gilbert Apuzzo; Grandchildren Gregory Millett, Jr., Jennifer Millett, Geoffrey Bruskin and Great Grandchildren Tyler and Riley Millett. She was predeceased by sisters Josephine Cox and Eva Cretella, and granddaughter-in-law Aimee Millett.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, November 12th from 5-7pm at Swan Funeral Home, 80 E. Main St., Clinton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, November 13th at 11am at St. Mary Church of the Visitation, 54 Grove St., Clinton, CT. Burial will follow at St. Mary Cemetery, Clinton CT. In lieu of flowers please make memorial donations to the Alzheimer's Association.


  • Calling Hours

    Thursday, November 12, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Friday, November 13, 2020


Frances J. McNamara

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Karen & Chris Porto

November 12, 2020

Thank you for always including us as family. We have a lot of wonderful memories together, that we will forever cherish.
Denny, Terri, & Lori, we are so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful woman, and we were all lucky to have known her. You’re in our thoughts and prayers.

Karen and Chris

Joan Deuss

November 12, 2020

We weren’t sisters, although we often said we were, but we have been best friends since we were 15 years old. My heart is broken, but I know you are at peace. Until we meet again, I will miss you.

Love always,

Gayle Mckernan

November 12, 2020

I love you my “Francy-pants”. Laughing until the tears came. Thank you Dennis, Lori, and Terri for sharing her with me!

Isabelle Smith

November 11, 2020

I am so sorry to hear about Fran's passing. I was fortunate enough to work alongside her at BLR. She was one-of-a-kind, and very kind to me as I was starting out and knew nothing about the business. I learned a lot from Fran, not the least of which is the value of approaching each day with an open mind and the intention of doing your best. I will never forget her, and send her whole family my love.

Terry Millett

November 11, 2020

I already miss you mom😥

Marie Segui

November 10, 2020

Every month for a very long time my sisters Josephine, Eva, Fran, Charlene and I Would always get together once a month at each other’s house and we would have dinner and talk have wine it was such a great time great memories and then our nieces their daughters wanted to be a part of it and then husbands wanted to be a part of it so it was an awesome time such wonderful memories.
Fran and Dennis on Christmas Eve they would have all of us over and we would celebrate there and be food gifts to pass out I just have a lot of wonderful wonderful memories of my sister Frances whom I love and admired so much and I will miss her tremendously but I know she’s in heaven and she is no longer suffering and that is the one thing that gives me peace.
I love you Fran with all my heart and I will miss you 😘💕💕💕

Debbie Crego

November 10, 2020

Mama, although your physical presence is gone your beautiful spirit will be here forever. Thankyou for accepting me into your life and allowing me to call you Mama. You were a ray of sunshine 🌞 every single day. You made me laugh at things I had forgotten were funny. You taught me to appreciate the value and privilege of non-verbal communication. You reminded me how precious the present moment is. May the power of love and light follow you on your next Journey.


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