Dr. Frank Serena
May 18, 1912 - June 18, 2012
Dr. Frank Serena, 100, long-time Norwalk resident, passed away Monday June 18, 2012 at the Norwalk Hospital. Born May 18, 1912 in Yonkers, NY, he was son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Albert R. Serena.
Dr. Serena was an Orthopedic Surgeon and Head of Orthopedics at Norwalk Hospital. He also served in the US Army Medical Corps during WWII as Head of Orthopedics in France and Germany. He was also a passionate and celebrated outdoors-man, painter and pianist.
Dr. Serena is survived by his wife Ruth Calkins Serena of Redding, CT; by his son Frank Alexander Serena Jr. of New Haven and Florida; and by his step-daughter Melissa Calkins Frank and her husband Lawrence William Frank of Wilton. He was predeceased by his first wife Florida Ann Russo Serena and by his brother, Dr. John M. Serena.
Friends may call on Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 10:00 AM in St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 203 East Avenue, Norwalk. Burial will follow in St. John Cemetery, Richards Avenue, Norwalk.