Frances Karen Fogarty

December 3, 1956September 26, 2020

Frances Karen (Klinkevich) Fogarty, 63, of Manchester, died peacefully at home on Saturday, September 26, 2020. She was the wife of Frank G. Fogarty with whom she celebrated 39 years of marriage in April. Born in Hartford on December 3, 1956, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Adeline (DiCioccio) Klinkevich, soon after, her family moved to Manchester where she was raised. Fran attended St. Bridget School, she was a graduate of East Catholic High School and Manchester Community College. Fran worked as the Secretary for the Manchester Town Attorney’s Office, until her retirement in 2001. Her grandmother, Francesca DiCioccio, who was a huge influence on her life, predeceased Frances. Fran leaves an aunt Anna Wanda Klinkevich, her brother-in-law David and her cousin/sister-in-law Rita Fogarty as well as her niece/Goddaughter Elizabeth Jones and her husband Brian, her nephew/Godson Daniel Fogarty and her nephew Michael Fogarty. Fran also leaves 3 great nephews Tyler, Nathan and Dylan and many cousins that she loved dearly. The family will receive relatives and friends from 9 – 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, (September 30th) at the D’Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield, followed with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at the Parish of Saint Teresa of Calcutta - Saint Bartholomew Church, 736 Middle Turnpike E, Manchester. Burial will be held to St. James Cemetery, Manchester. The family would like to thank ECHN Hospice of Vernon for their care and compassion. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Fran’s honor to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 To leave a message for the family, please visit


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Gail Varney

October 9, 2020

Dear Frank, I was so sorry to hear of Frances passing. She was a sweet and kind person and the world will miss her. May she rest in peace on the other side when we will see her again. My best to you.

Mary Ceraldi

October 2, 2020

Dear Frank, I am so sorry for your loss. I loved all the comments Fran would leave me on Facebook. She was so sweet. I hope the pain you feel will ease somewhat when you remember all the times you made Fran smile. You are in my Prayers.
Love, Mary

Kim Boulay

September 30, 2020

We have lost a bright light.
I worked as an Assistant Town Clerk for the Town of Manchester and met Fran there. She was always beautiful and will be greatly missed.

Deb Palmer

September 30, 2020

Dear cousin Frankie and family - i was sharing with Ken that Fran has passed away and he said “ohh please let Frankie know how sorry I am - I really liked her” we all did...I remember so well all the picnics on Niles Drive and her big smile and great laugh! Even when she has not felt well over the years, she always had a big welcoming smile and eyes that lit up around those she loved. You were an amazing husband and you guys were a great team! Your care giving over the years is a testament to your love for her....we are so saddened by this - gone way too young....

God bless you all and may her memories bring you all peace and a smile to your faces when you think of her ....the pictures today were just amazing.

Ken and Deb Palmer xo

Bill Shea

September 30, 2020

To Frank and family -- I am so sorry for your loss. I am certain that Fran will rest in peace.

dora power

September 29, 2020

Frank & family, sending you comfort & light at this sad time. Fran is a Beautiful women & is in peace with our Heavenly Father. No more suffering. My Deepest Sympathy, Dora Power-Fry

Pat Mozzer

September 28, 2020

Frannie was the most stylish person to ever grace the Town Hall.
Remembering all the laughs and secrets we all shared in our "coffee room". She was a great friend and a great lady. So sorry for your loss.

Mary Ann (Templeton) Murray

September 28, 2020

Fran was my dear friend for 53 years. We met at St. Bridget School, then off to East Catholic followed by many fun years as young ladies. Fran and I shared many, many laughs as well as all the wonderful times friends have growing up together. She had the best girl's sleepovers in grammar school and her mother made terrific food for all of us and always included Italian angel wings to take home to my Dad. I was there the night Fran and Frank met - I had a feeling this was going to be a special bond and special couple forever. Life took us down different paths but we never, ever lost our connection. I was honored to be a part of her life - even until the end - and I will never forget her. I love you Fran. Until we meet again my in peace.


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