Mrs. Frances M. Ratnecht Malchiodi

November 15, 1924December 30, 2012

Montville- Frances “Fran” M. Malchiodi, 88, of Oakdale, CT, passed away Sunday, December 30, 2012 at the St. Joseph Living Center.

Frances was born November 15, 1924 in Oakdale, the daughter of the late John and Margaret Ratnecht.

She graduated with honors from Norwich Free Academy.

She married the late George C. Malchiodi December 29, 1946 in New London.

Frances was very creative and artistic. She was a seamstress, painter, quilter, card maker and gardener. She was a loving and caring mother, grandmother and great grandmother as well as a good friend to many.

She is survived by her sons George L. Malchiodi and wife Joanne Marie of Lebanon, Gary L. Malchiodi of Sterling, daughter Lynn Malchiodi Hendy of Summerville, SC, brother Tony Ratnecht and wife Mary of Pearl River,NY, sister-in-law Caroline Belliveau of Norwich, CT.,grandchildren Dawn Malchiodi Orzolek, Deena Hendy Valentino, Laura Malchiodi Stone, John Hendy, Karen Malchiodi Walsh, great grandchildren Brandais, Brianna, Joshua, Sarah and David Orzolek, Mark Valentino Jr., Christina Valentino, Abigail and Logan Stone, Caitlin and Aiden Walsh, and by numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at the Montville Funeral Home of Church and Allen on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 10 am. Burial will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery in Montville.

To leave a message of condolence for Fran’s family, please visit her memorial at The Montville Funeral Home of Church and Allen, 53 Norwich New London Tpke., is entrusted with arrangements.


  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 8, 2013

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Stanley Dombrowski

January 7, 2013

Malchiodi Family

With my Deepest Sympathy.

Fran was a wonderful and very caring Lady. I had the pleasure of being a co-worker for many years at the Oakdale Post Office. May God Bless her.

Arthur Miller

January 5, 2013

Fran was very much a part of the local NARFE Organization. Her smile and warm friendship will be deeply missed by all of her NARFE friends. Our deepest sympathies to Fran's family members.

January 5, 2013

Lynn and family,

Sorry to hear of your mothers passing.

Linda LaFlamme
North Port, FL

January 4, 2013

George, I was so sorry to learn of the death of your mother. Joanne wrote that she was failing. She was a wonderful person who lived a long and happy life. She will be remembered fondly by all who knew her for her wit, her grace and her kindness. Please accept my sincere sympathy. Jim Radgowski

Sue (Talar) Sanborn

January 4, 2013

Lynn, George, Gary, and families,
My deepest sympathies are with you at this time. You are all in my prayers.

Donna Avery

January 3, 2013

George, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. May you, Joanne and the rest of your family find comfort in this difficult time. God Bless

January 3, 2013

Fran was a role model for all senior citizens. Everyone should love and live life to the fullest as she did. She will be sadly missed by all.
Bev(Stefanski) Armstrong

Mary Malinowsky

January 3, 2013

With my Deepest Sympathy
Mary Malinowsky

Pam Caldwell

January 3, 2013

Lynn, Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Pam and Bill

pam caldwell

January 3, 2013

Lynn, Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Pam and Bill