portrait picture for Frank A. Ross

Wake:Friday, October 20, from 9:00 to 9:30 AM at Collins Funeral Home.Mass:Friday, October 20, at 10:00 AM at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 203 East Avenue, Norwalk.Interment:St. John Cemetery, 223 Richards Avenue, Norwalk.Contributions:Donations may be made to St. Thomas of the Apostle Church, 203 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06855.

Frank A. Ross


February 10,1928 ~ October 14, 2017

Frank A. Ross Senior passed away peacefully at Norwalk’s Autumn Lake Senior Residence on Saturday morning, October 14, 2017.  Frank was born on February 10th of 1928 to Antonio (Rogucci) Ross and Vincenza (Paladino) Ross and grew up in Norwalk with his two sisters and brother.

He served in the Korean War after being drafted in September of 1950 as a Sergeant with the 116th Combat Engineers earning two battle stars.  Frank was an Electrician in Fairfield County for over 30 years and a member of St. Thomas of the Apostle Church in East Norwalk.

Frank is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Irene (Despres) Ross and his three sons, Frank Jr. and his wife Debra of Norwalk, Thomas and his wife Doreen of Norwalk and George and his wife Terry of Pottstown, PA, as well as grandchildren Michael Ross and his wife Michelle, Michelle Ross and her husband Marcell, Jennifer (Ross) Dunstan and her husband Alex, Sandra Ross, Joshua Ross and his wife Elizabeth and Steven Ross and his wife Jenni, and two great grandchildren, Lilian and Nicholas.   He is also survived by his sisters Connie Capuano and Sue Stewart, as well as many nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother Andrew.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, October 20, at 10:00 AM at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 203 East Avenue, Norwalk. Interment will follow in St. John Cemetery, 223 Richards Avenue, Norwalk. Friends may visit with the family Friday morning from 9:00 to 9:30 AM in the funeral home.

Donations may be made to St. Thomas of the Apostle Church, 203 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06855.

  1. Dear Irene and family,
    My mother and I, Cuz, my sister Arleen and her husband Keith are so sorry to learn that Frank has passed away. It was a joy when we were all together listening to Tommy and Cuz or just hanging around outside in the warm sunshine. I loved it when I would hold his hand and he wouldn’t let me go. Frank gave me such joy when I was able to communicate with him through a gentle touch. His eyes became wide when I would dance with him as he listened to Tommy and Cuz play the old favorites. God now has a special place for him in heaven, and one day we will all join him and hold hands and sing and dance to our Lord’s glorious music! Please accept our deepest sympathy as you mourn the loss of your husband. Peace and love, Deb and Cuz, Frances, Arleen and Keith

    October 18, 2017
    Debra Jane Wagner -

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