Swan Funeral Home

80 East Main Street, Clinton, CT


Stanley French

August 8, 1943July 15, 2020

On the night of July 15, 2020 Stanley S. French 76 of Killingworth, CT. Went home to be with Jesus. He passed peacefully surrounded by his loving family. He was born on August 8th to Stanley Irving French and Cathleen Alice French Of Chester CT. Stanley was a devoted Christian who lead many individuals to the lord and remembered for the long lasting impact that he left on their lives.

He is survived by his life partner Patricia Aronson, Siblings; James French, Leslee Nichols, Lynn Roberto, Holly French, Beth Nichols, Penny Karney, preceded by Cathleen French and several nieces and nephews. Children; James French, Denise French, Cathleen F. Andrew, Heather Ellwood. Grandchildren; Stephanie Miceli, Jessica Vadnais, Chelsey French, Kristin French, Abigail Madden, Reese Ellwood, Weston Ellwood. Great-grandchildren; Marshall and Carter Lee.

He was a devoted member of the Signal Church and loved to drive across the country as well as local trips. He throughly enjoyed watching and feeding his birds and being a part of nature around him. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Signal Church 4 Heritage Park Road Clinton, CT. 06413.

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.


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Cathleen French Andrew

July 23, 2020

Dad, It was sad to see you go, but it was a pleasure to travel the path with you. Thank you for giving me Patricia. She is so full of love and a mother’s love is what everyone needs. You had strong beliefs and a kind heart. I send peace, love and healing energy to your family and extend friend family. I know they are all missing you Just as much as I am. You never left me and for that I am grateful. Please know my expectation is for you to stay on my shoulder and guide me through my next adventure. I know with you by my side I am strong enough to conquer the world! 💋❌⭕️

Emily Masters

July 23, 2020

I’m so sorry to read this! I knew Stan almost 50 years! He was the friend who was first to help without ever being asked! A big man with a big personality and an even larger heart! My sincere condolences to Pat, his family and all who loved him.

Christy Babcock

July 23, 2020

Words can't express the loss of Stan, the world has lost a gentle and loving man. He will be so missed by so many, but always remembered in our hearts.


July 22, 2020

My heart is truly broken! Stanoclause was one of the dearest men in the world , with a heart as big as his personality! I loved working with him at Stop and Shop and recently seeing him occasionally at my current job. I love you Stan and you will be dearly and sincerely missed. Love and hugs to your family and friends.

Jeff & Lisa Magnano

July 19, 2020

We want to extend our condolences and prayers to Pat and to Stanley’s family. We only knew him a few years, but he was a joy to know. His boldness and love for Jesus were a shining example for us all to live by. We have many fond thoughts and memories of him. May God be with you all and give you comfort in the days to come.
Jeff & Lisa Magnano

Leslee Nichols

July 18, 2020

My brother Stanley was a great man. I did not agree with him all the time, but if I needed him he would be there.
He brought me to Christ in August 1977. He had a long hard road that followed but he never gave up his belief in his salvation.
God has never used perfect people in the Bible. He used Stan because Stan had walked in the same shoes of the people he talked to about salvation. He made a lot of mistakes, but he would own up to them and try to do better.
He has Pat, his life partner, who took good care of him for the past twenty years.
Brother and sisters who loved him dearly. Children who made him proud and loved him as well as his granddaughters who stood by his side to the end.
Stan had all of us around his bed when he went home to our mom, dad, and sister. What a blessing to be there with all of them.
I am sad because he is not here with us anymore, but am so happy he is with the Lord.

Chris Etlinger

July 18, 2020

Condolences to Pat and all of Stanley's family.
I shall always remember his booming voice calling out to me whenever he drove by and I was in the gardens.
A gentle giant full of stories to share.
He will be missed in Beechwood
Chris Etlinger

Marcy Petitte

July 18, 2020

Stan was a very impressive man and I truly enjoyed knowing him and Patricia as in-laws and friends. Thank you so much Mr Stan for sharing your wonderful daughter Cathy with our family and my son David. Peace be with you

Gloria McQueeney

July 17, 2020

Dearest Pat,
So sorry to hear about Stan! Although I didn't know him personally, I really enjoyed his Santa at our Unilever parties. Again, Pat, I am so sorry for your loss of such a beautiful soul!
Gloria McQueeney

Tessina Ray

July 17, 2020

Stanley was my cousin...he was this great big man I used to be frightened of as a child...but as I grew up I would realize he was a gentle giant who was loving to ALL people he met. I will miss him more than words can say...even tho I was in Pennsylvania he would visit and always be the life of the party! I will miss his listening ear and wonderful advice...and he gave the greatest bear hugs in the world!
I know Aunt Kay and Uncle Stanley were there at the pearly gates to greet him...rest well my sweet big gentle giant


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