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Patricia Franz, St. Thomas parishioner

Patricia Chisholm Franz, 81, a former longtime resident of Norwalk who lived in Wallingford, died Oct. 1 at the Mid-State Medical Center in Meriden. She was a parishioner at St. Thomas the Apostle Church and was member of its Rosary Society.

She is survived by her husband, Francis Franz; sons Michael Franz and his wife Catherine of Newbridge, Ireland, and Peter Franz and his wife Marjorie of Norwalk; daughter Mary Anne Franz and her partner Carol Keogh of Stratford; and five grandchildren, Rory, Daniel and Katie Franz of Ireland, and John and Jennie Franz of Danbury.

Born in East Orange, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Rose (Leddy) Chisholm. She graduated from Millburn High School, Class of 1947, and Willimantic State Teachers College, Class of 1951. Patricia and Francis were married Aug. 20, 1955, at St. Mary's Church in Coventry, and recently celebrated their 55thanniversary. Friends and family will remember her graciousness, cheerful smile and love for her family.

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