Frances Luciani
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Visitation at Funeral Home

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sunday, January 27, 2019
Lesko & Polke Funeral Home
1209 Post Road
Fairfield, Connecticut, United States


11:00 am
Monday, January 28, 2019
St. Pius X Church
834 Brookside Drive
Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

Final Resting Place

Oak Lawn Cemetery
1530 Bronson Road
Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

Obituary of Frances L. Luciani

Frances Luciani, age 100, died peacefully the morning of January 23, 2019, at Carolton  Chronic & Convalescent Hospital, in Fairfield, Connecticut. 

Born in Scranton, PA., the only girl in a family of 7 boys, she was a caretaker and second mother to her adoring brothers.  As a member of “the greatest generation,” she became a war bride when she married Victor Luciani, who went directly to war and was away for five years while Frances remained in Connecticut and worked to contribute to the nation’s war effort.  Frances was active in St. Pius X church activities all her life and for many years attended mass daily.  She was an excellent homemaker and cook, hosting dozens of summer parties both at Lake Wallenpaupack in PA and her home in Fairfield. Loving and accepting everyone, she was famous for her gourmet Italian fare, especially on holiday gatherings. Most important to Frances was family, and friends of family. She was a true lady, principled, warm and kind, loved by all who knew her.  

Frances was predeceased by her husband, Victor.  Left to honor her memory are her four children, Christine (Randy) Cochran of Wurtsboro, NY, Robert T. (Mildred) Luciani of Fairfield, Linda Luciani of Hyde Park, NY, and Michael (Susan) Luciani of Atlanta, GA. She will be missed by her six grandchildren and two great-grandsons.

The family will greet friends from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 27 in the Lesko & Polke Funeral Home, 1209 Post Road, in Fairfield center. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, January 28, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of  the St. Pius X Faith Center, 834 Brookside Dr., Fairfield. Interment will follow at Oak Lawn Cemetery.

The family would prefer contributions in her name to: The Breathing Room Foundation (,
Alzheimer's Association (, American Cancer Society (,  or the American Heart Association ( To order flowers online, for travel directions, or to sign her guest register, please visit .

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