OBITUARY

Frances S. Lecco

October 1, 1928January 17, 2021
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Frances “Fran” (Schardl) Lecco, 92, of Glastonbury and formerly of East Hartford, peacefully entered into eternal life on Sunday, January 17, 2021 surrounded by her beloved family and caregiver at her home. Fran was the loving wife of 48 years of the late Daniel M. Lecco. Born in New Britain on October 1, 1928, a daughter of the late Albert and Anna (Redl) Schardl, she had been a resident of East Hartford for 47 years prior to moving to Glastonbury in 2013. Fran was a graduate of New Britain High School, class of 1946. She was a talented piano player who sang in the Glastonbury Chorus. She also enjoyed reading and solving crossword puzzles. A devout catholic, Fran was a former longtime communicant of St. Isaac Jogues Church, East Hartford and faithfully watched the daily catholic mass on television every day. Most of all, Fran was a proud homemaker and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who loved cooking and spending time with her entire cherished family.

Fran is survived by three sons, Stephen L. Lecco and his wife Maria of Rocky Hill, Douglas D. Lecco of Newington, Donald J. Lecco and his wife Robin of Plainville; a daughter, Judith Vann and her husband Christopher of East Hartford; nine special grandchildren, Erik Lecco and his wife Kristin of East Granby, Gina Antolini and her husband Robert of Wethersfield, Candace Lecco of Simsbury, Julie Lecco of Rocky Hill, Nathan Vann of Coventry, Aaron Vann of East Hartford, Jonathan Vann of East Hartford, Alyssa Lecco of Newington, Vinnie Lecco of Plainville; and two great-grandsons, Luca Antolini and Louis Mariani. She also leaves a sister, Elizabeth Percy and her husband James of South Windsor; a sister-in-law, Ann Petrelli of Long Island, NY; many nieces, nephews, and dear friends. Besides her husband and parents, Fran was predeceased by a brother, Albert Schardl of Florida; and two sisters, Annie Schardl and Ellie Corriveau.

Funeral service will be Friday (January 22, 2021) with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, Main Street/Maplewood Avenue, East Hartford. Everyone is asked to please go directly to the church on Friday morning. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, (Section 2), Hebron Avenue/Wickham Drive, Glastonbury. Relatives and friends may call at the D’Esopo-East Hartford Memorial Chapel, 30 Carter Street, East Hartford on Thursday (January 21, 2021) from 4 – 6 p.m. Due to the current health pandemic, everyone is asked to please wear a face covering and adhere to all of the regulations, which includes a limited number of people allowed inside the funeral home at one time. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Fran’s name may be made to the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Connecticut, 1030 New Britain Avenue, Suite 201, West Hartford, CT 06110 or to the Office of Radio & Television of the Archdiocese of Hartford, 15 Peach Orchard Road, Prospect, CT 06712. Fran’s family would like to extend a special thanks and their sincere gratitude and appreciation to Fran’s special dedicated caregiver, Hazel Elder, for her professionalism, love, outstanding care and laughter, singing, and friendship she brought to Fran the past four years. For on-line expressions of sympathy to the family please visit www.desopoeh.com.

  • DONATIONS

  • National Alliance on Mental Illness of CT
  • Office of Radio & Television of Archdiocese of Hartford

Services

  • Public Visitation

    Thursday, January 21, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Friday, January 22, 2021

  • Burial

    Friday, January 22, 2021

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Alysun Schardl

January 22, 2021

I stayed with Aunt Frannie and Uncle Danny in the late nineties. While I stayed there, I basked in the glow of Frannie’s warmth and Love. She was the most generous and gracious hostess and one of the kindest souls I have ever met. It was an honor to be her niece. My dad adored his older sister. Our hearts and prayers are with the whole family at this difficult time. We Love you all and wish you comfort and healing.

Chris Vann

January 22, 2021

Memories of Fran,

I remember how warm and welcoming Fran (& Dan) were to me as their new son-in-law. I remember how much joy our young sons felt when visiting Gramma's. Fran made their home a loving place and holidays spent with Fran preparing her many delicious meals were the best holidays. I remember Fran's quick wit and jolly laughter. I remember how her family showed their love staying so close to her over the years until her passing. I am blessed to have been part of her family. I Love You Frannie.

Kim Lecco

January 22, 2021

My deepest sympathies go out to the families. I will remember Fran for her gentleness and comforting words. I loved her cooking but, most of all, her lasagna. Rest in peace and love, dear Fran❤🙏

Bill Doak

January 20, 2021

On behalf of the East Hartford community, our sympathy is with the family of Frances from her hometown newspaper, The East Hartford Gazette. She will forever be a part of our town.

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