Frank J. Guidone
January 31, 1950 – February 5, 2019
Francis Giuseppe Guidone went to be with the Lord February 5, 2019. Francis, the oldest of nine children, was born January 31, 1950 in New Haven, CT.
Francis graduated from The Morgan School in Clinton, CT and then from St. Bonaventure University. He earned a B.A. in United States History, participated in ROTC, and later served the Rev. Walter J. Keenan Council as a First Degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus. A committed Catholic, he displayed a willingness to stand for his Christian faith. A strong advocate for family growth, he was a tireless supporter of children, especially the unborn. A great American, he supported several veterans' organizations and expressed a deep sense of gratitude for those who fought and died for our country. Throughout his life, he performed many acts of kindness, mercy, and philanthropy. His love and concern for the spiritual and physical needs of others were demonstrated daily. Francis' values were Christ's values and the centerpiece of a life well lived. Being loyal to all that God has deemed good, he set an example for many.
Francis was the son of the late Frank and Lois Guidone and was predeceased by his brothers John Guidone and William Guidone. He will be lovingly remembered by many relatives and friends, several surviving brothers, their respective spouses, and one sister: James and Nancy Guidone of Northbrook IL., Joseph and Jeanie Guidone of West Allis, WI., Raymond Guidone of Clinton, CT., Edward and Jill Guidone of Chicago, IL., David and Kristin Guidone of Terryville CT., and Grace Guidone of Clinton, CT.
A visitation is scheduled for Saturday, February 23rd, from 9:00-10:30 am, at Swan Funeral Home, 80 E. Main St., Clinton, CT. A mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 am at St. Mary's Church, 54 Grove St. in Clinton.
- Calling Hours Saturday, February 23, 2019
- Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, February 23, 2019
- Burial Saturday, February 23, 2019
Frank J. Guidone
March 2, 2019
My favorite memory is Frank coming to school our senior year dressed in boxer trunks. He had an Italian boxer he followed at the time. Was funny seeing him in the trunks. With Frank's help through the years I survived 5 years at Morgan. I had moved from the Midwest and wasn't readily accepted new kid on the block. Found a couple friends through the years up until graduation. Frank also helped me secure a job at one of his old jobs, he was a few months older than me at the time. It was a Mom and Pop grocery store. I don't remember allot more than that after 50 years. I saw Frank at our 20th, 40th, and 50th year reunions. Each stage in time saw Frank fighting for survival. I remember mostly from a picture most of you have seen when he was in a wheelchair at the pre reunion night at Chips for the 40th reunion. I knelt down to shake his hand and give him a hug, knowing from the past things he had gone through in college. He pulled me into him and started kissing me on cheek a couple times and apologizing for the way I was treated during high school. I told him not to worry the past is the past. I will always love and remember Frank as a friend and fellow classmate. Now Frank is a caring soul in heaven.
Take care and God bless you.
February 20, 2019
I remember Frank from St. Marys.