Frank A. White

April 22, 1927November 18, 2012

Frank "Red" Allen White, 85, longtime resident of East Hartford, passed away on November 18, 2012 surrounded by his loving family. Frank was the beloved husband of Marion (Gagne) for 63 years. He was born on April 22, 1927, in Andover, Maine, a son of the late Fulton Issac and Anna Mable (May) White. Frank proudly served in the United States Navy during World War II, he was a recipient of the World War II Victory Medal, American Area Medal and the Asiatic Pacific Theatre Medal. He was a longtime parishioner of St. Rose Roman Catholic Church in East Hartford. Frank was self-employed and worked side-by-side with his son George at his company Frank A. White Construction Company. He loved to travel in his 5th Wheel especially to local fairs and as far as Fryeburg Fair in Maine. He loved watching the Girls' UConn basketball games, the Woodstock Fair horse pull, a good horse race, boxing and especially his Dodge pickup truck. In addition to his cherished wife Marion, Frank is survived by his daughters; Catherine A. Padegimas and her husband Donald J. of So. Windsor, Gloria Jablonski and her husband John of Old Saybrook, and Rebecca Landry and her husband Craig of Tolland. Frank will also be dearly missed by his grandchildren; Jennifer A. Karcich and her husband Derek, Alison M. Fetta and her husband Fiorigio, James J. and David J. Jablonski, Amanda Rose and Eric M. Landry, great-grandchildren Kaia M. and Braden D. Karcich, Fiorgio P. and Domenico A. Fetta, his brother Claude F. White, sisters Emma Giroux, Alice Gagne, Evelyn LeClair, Roberta Touchette, Grace Jameson and Juliette Salatino, and by his furry four legged feline companion, Jake. Frank is predeceased by his son George A. White, brothers Chester, Lawrence, Richard, Robert and Ernest White, sister Arline DeWar. The family would like to thank all the staff at Hartford Hospital and the Helen & Harry Gray Cancer Center and a special heartfelt thank you to the VNA nurses who provided continued support to Frank and our family. Friends and family are invited to attend a period of visitation on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, 4-7 p.m. at Newkirk and Whitney Funeral Home, 318 Burnside Avenue, East Hartford, CT 06108. Funeral services will begin at the funeral home at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Rose Catholic Church, 33 Church St., East Hartford, concluding with burial with full military honors in Silver Lane Cemetery, East Hartford. To leave an online condolence or to send flowers, please visit


  • Visitation Friday, November 23, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 24, 2012

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David Correll

November 23, 2012

My sincerest condolences on your loss. I understand the pain, and I wish that your loving memories can provide some measure of comfort.

November 23, 2012

To Aunt Marianne & Family,

You have been in our thoughts and prayers. We have shared lots of stories this week about all the trips to Connecticut for the weddings, anniversaries and yearly visits when I was younger. We were happy our son Alex got to see what a wonderful man Uncle Red was and all his accomplishments in life that we enjoyed hearing about. We always loved his visits to my parents, Worthley Pond and seeing him at the Andover Olde Home Days or the Fryeburg Fair. Pat will miss all the conversations he used to share of the construction business.
We love you all and will be thinking of you this weekend.
Love, Roxanne, Pat & Alex

Peter Pusztai

November 22, 2012

We are very sorry for your loss and hope that your memories will comfort you.

Judy & Tom Carr

November 21, 2012

To the White family,

Your father was such a good man to me. He surely will be missed.

Please enjoy the following:

God looked around his garden and he found an empty place. He then looked down upon the Earth and saw your tired face. He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest with the help of his Angels they flew you to your heavenly nest. Gods garden must be beautiful he always takes the best. He knew you were suffering, he knew you were in pain, He knew that you would never get well on this earth again. He saw the road was getting rough and the hills too hard to climb. He closed your weary eyelids and whispered Peace Be Thine.

Can you see him? Can you see him right now? He's with George and his loved ones. There all together making special gardens for all of us to see. The flowers, the vegetables and lots of fruit trees. He's walking free all around with his parents and siblings his family and friends and he is FINALLY! FINALLY! reunited again.

God Bless You. Our Sweet Loving Angel. We Loved you then, We Love you now and we w ill Love you Forever.

emma giroux

November 21, 2012

My brother and friend. I will always cherish the times we've spent together. you will always be in my heart.

Donald Maurus

November 21, 2012

Cathy and Don - I am so sorry for your loss. Keep him in your heart.

November 21, 2012

Cathy & Don, Our Thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Red & Joan Walsh

William &Susan Gabriele

November 21, 2012

Our condolences to Cathy and Don and your family. We'll try to see you Friday.

Lions Bill and Susan

Julie Salatino

November 21, 2012

I will never forget you brother.

Julie Salatino

November 21, 2012

Brother I will never forget you.