Francis “Frank” Wainwright, a native of Stamford, CT, and a beloved father, grandfather, and friend, passed away at the West Haven VA Medical Center on Saturday, December 3, 2022. Frank was born in Stamford on February 8, 1938 and was the son of the late Chester and Mary (Donnelly) Wainwright. Frank was 84 years old at the time of his passing.
Frank was very proud to serve in the US Army where he was awarded for his skill as a sharpshooter. After serving his country, Frank returned home to Stamford and established a locksmith business which he owned and operated for decades. Frank moved to Nashville, TN in the 90’s to pursue his lifelong dream of being a country music songwriter. He was an avid piano player and enjoyed playing for his family and friends.
Frank adored his grandchildren. He was always ready to toss a baseball and play a game of checkers. He loved living by the water, and really enjoyed having a meal at the Ponus Yacht Club where he was a member.
Frank is survived by his son, Frank Wainwright, Jr. and his wife Karen; daughter Elinor Crosby; grandchildren, John DeLia III, T.J. Wainwright, Amanda Wainwright and Brayden Crosby and his loving friend Nancy Roberts.
Frank will definitely be missed by his family and friends.
A mass of Christian burial for Frank will be celebrated on Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 10:00AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902. The interment will be private.
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