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Frances S. (Petrizzo) Klein
Frances Sheila Klein (Petrizzo) completed her magnificent life peacefully at sunrise, her favorite time of day, on December 5, 2017. Born and raised in Hartford, CT, she lived in East Hartford, Bloomfield and retired to East Hampton, where she loved her view of Lake Pocotopaug and her wonderful neighbors. Fran's deep connections to people and passion for helping others filled her with life and love that she generously shared with family and anyone who came into her life. She had a remarkable ability to find the good in everyone. She was a force of positivity and wisdom, recently called "larger than life". She graduated from the University of Connecticut as a social worker and became a highly respected educator in the East Hartford Public Schools. She was innovative, accomplished and a master teacher, administrator and mentor. In retirement, she volunteered as a student advocate, making life-changing positive impact on children and their families. Frances is survived by her daughter and her husband, Rhea Klein and Jack Ziemak; her son, Jeffrey Klein and his four children; her grandchildren, Farrell and husband Brian Hendrickson, Harrison and wife Laura Klein, Frederick, and Evan; cousin, Lionel L. Tulin, who was like a brother to her. She maintained close relationships with the nieces and nephews of her husband and their families: Peter Miller and Charles Douglas, Susan and Jolyan Butler, Danny and Susan Miller, Janey Lackman. She was a support and inspiration to her cousins' children: Roslyn and Brad Fitzgerald, Gary Vermet, Nancy and Frank Pych, Heidi Alexander, Susan and Ellie Kanner. She was predeceased by her husband and soulmate, Frederick Klein; loving parents, John and Ethel Batallion Petrizzo; cousin, Susan Tulin; aunts and uncles, Eva and Max Chipman, Joe and Edith Battalion. On Sunday, December 10 at 1pm a graveside ceremony at the Zion Hill Cemetery in Hartford, CT will be conducted by Rabbi Alan Lefkowitz followed by a celebration of Frances' life at the Manchester Country Club from 2:30 to 4:30pm.



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