Margaret "Peggy" M. Fratianni

May 16, 1929September 13, 2018

Margaret M. “Peggy” (Forgetta) Fratianni, 89, formerly of East Hartford, peacefully journeyed home to be with our Lord on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at Hartford Hospital. Peggy was the loving wife of 46 years of the late Joseph A. Fratianni, Sr. Born in Hartford on May 16, 1929, a daughter of the late John and Mary (DiCioccio) Forgetta, she had been a resident of the East Hartford area for over 60 years. Peggy was a graduate of Hartford Public High School, Class of 1947 and was a Nurse’s Aide for several years in the area. A devout Catholic, Peggy was a faithful and former active communicant of St. Rose Church, East Harford where she was a Eucharistic Minister, a member of the Lazarus Group, and a member of the Ladies Guild. Peggy was also very proud of her Italian heritage and was known for her spaghetti sauce, cooking Italian food, and cherishing her time with her family. Peggy is survived by a son, Joseph A. Fratianni, Jr. and his wife, Donna, of Agawam, MA; a daughter, Geri Griffin and her husband, Frank, of Manchester; four grandchildren, Joe Fratianni, III of Niantic, Megan Dougherty of Arizona, Rebecah Fratianni of Washington, Zak Slavin and his wife, Elissa, of Manchester; four step-grandchildren, Kelly Dietrich and her husband, Tom, of Maryland, Corey Rankin and his wife, Kim, of Florida, Zac Griffin and his wife, Laura, of Manchester, Eric Rankin of Springfield, MA; eight great-grandchildren, Jade, Nick, Izzy, Jordan, Jack, Alivia, Dean, and Grayson; a special family friend, Laura Bordieri of Wethersfield; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. Along with her beloved husband and parents she was predeceased by a sister, Mary Forgetta and her fiancé, Eric Anderson, both of East Hartford.

Funeral service will be Wednesday (September 19, 2018) at 9 a.m. from the D’ESOPO-East Harford Memorial Chapel, 30 Carter Street, East Harford with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 10 a.m. at St. Rose Church, 33 Church Street, East Hartford. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, (Section P), Burnside Avenue, East Hartford. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home chapel on Tuesday (September 18th) from 4-7 p.m. Memorial contributions in Margaret’s name may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For on-line expressions of sympathy to the family please visit


  • Public Visitation Tuesday, September 18, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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Connie Bordieri

September 17, 2018

I am so sad to learn of Peggy's passing. She was such a sweet lady. Tony loved Peggy as well and was always happy to see her. I cant make the calling hours as I am working that night. My thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.

Sheila and Jim Kimball

September 16, 2018

So sorry to hear of Peg’s passing. Peg was a wonderful roommate to our mother, Maureen, at Salmon Brook, and she was instrumental in helping our mom adjust to her new life there. She took our mom under her wings and introduced her to others. She was always so kind and understanding. We were all greatful that our mother had such a kind roommate. It was a pleasure knowing her for the past five+ years and we will miss our visits with her. May she Rest In Peace.

Victoria Pepin

September 16, 2018

Awww, Mrs Frat. I have such fond memories of her house as a young girl. She was a warm and wonderful woman and a close friend of my Mom. Sincere condolences.

Rev. Thomas Mitchell

September 15, 2018

I remember Peggy fondly. She was always of great service to the community of St. Rose and to me. Her joyful and faith filled attitude helped many along the journey. I will remember her at mass this weekend. Peggy may you rest in peace and continue to intercede for all of us.

Larry LaPenta

September 15, 2018

I met Mrs. Fratianni at Salmon Brook Rehab in Glastonbury in the Spring of 2012. She was very
friendly and good-natured, waving hello to people going by in the hall. I was sad to learn
of her passing.

Cathy & Joe Bruce

September 14, 2018

The first time I met Peg was at Joe and Donna’s wedding. She has been a very strong part of their family. May she rest in Paradise in our Fathers loving arms. My thoughts are with you as you go through the grieving process.