Frank Gedraitis

  • Died: October 5, 2013
  • Location: Marion, Connecticut

Burritt Hill Funeral Home

332 Burritt Street
New Britain, CT 06053

Tel. (860) 229-9021

Tribute & Message From The Family


Beloved Father and Grandfather

Mr. Frank Gedraitis, 87, a longtime Southington resident, loving husband of Pauline (Romajas) Gedraitis, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at the Southington Care Center, to be in eternal rest with the Lord. Born in Waterbury on Sept. 25, 1926, son of the late Frank and Marcella (Petrauskas) Gedraitis, he lived in Marion for most of his life and was a member of St. Aloysius Church. He retired from Pratt and Whitney Aircraft after 34 years of employment and continued to work part-time for Superior Products Dist. Inc. for an additional 17 years. Frank enjoyed traveling throughout the U.S. with his family and was an avid golfer. Frank is survived by his daughter Jean Reeve of Watertown, his son Peter Gedraitis and his wife Cindy of San Antonio, TX and his daughter Judith Gedris of Marion, his nine grandchildren, Lisa Reeve, Jered Gedraitis, Jenna Roy and her husband Travis, Mark Crispino, Ashley DellaBitta and her husband Thomas, Grant Crispino, April Crispino, Aubrey Crispino, and Amber Crispino, two great-granddaughters, Juliet and Alana, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his four brothers, Anthony, Benedict, Albert and Edward; as well as four sisters, Nellie Lubinskas, Helen Vailionis, Marie Gedris and Anastasia Schuppe. Relatives and Friends are invited to call, on Wednesday, Oct. 9th from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. at DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St. Southington, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. at St. Aloysius Church, Plantsville. Interment will take place in St. Thomas Cemetery immediately following the Mass. Burritt Hill Funeral Home in New Britain is serving the family. Memorial donations may be made to The Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center, 1075 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, Connecticut 06708. To share a memory with his family, please visit us at www.burritthill.com.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

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Wish you could be here for the holidays. I am hosting Thanksgiving at my house. We love and miss you! Am

Posted by Amber Crispino - Southington, CT - Granddaughter   November 27, 2013

Our hearts and prayers go out to your family, I knew Frank from working with him at Superior when he was driving for us. I always enjoyed his company and quick wit, he will be missed. My heart goes out to all of you

Posted by FREDRICK BEIMLER - MANCHESTER, CT - FREIND   October 09, 2013

Dear Judy and Family,
I am so sorry for the loss of your Father and Husband. May he rest in peace and have peace of mind. He will carry all of you.

Posted by Renee Antaya - Newington, CT - Friend of Judy's   October 08, 2013

I will miss my wonderful, handsome Uncle Frank! He was my father's brother, and he was the last Gedraitis of that generation. Now he is in heaven with his dear brothers, Tony, Al, Ed, and Ben, and with his sweet sisters, Marie, Nellie, Helen, and Ann. I will pray for him and for Aunt Pauline and the rest of the family.
Myliu tave, mane dede.

Posted by Christine Lundstrom - Northfield, CT - niece   October 07, 2013

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To the family of Frank Gedraitis, my sincere coldolences on your loss. I worked with Frank at P&WA O&R in Southington for many years. He was a warm and caring man who got along with everyone. I'm so happy that he enjoyed so many years of retirement with his family. God's blessings on all of you. R.I.P., Frank.

Posted by MaryAnn Dumond - Bristol, CT - Former co-worker   October 07, 2013

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There is not enough space on this page to describe one of the greatest and most handsome men I have ever known. My grandpa, Frank Gedraitis lived a remarkable life, one that inspires me greatly. His sense of humor, love for traveling, and his happy demeanor made him a wonderful person to be around. He was patient and generous with his time and the hardest of workers. With few wry words, my grandpa could make a bigger impact than the majority of people do in a lifetime. I’ll miss the stories from his travels and childhood and the history of Lithuania he shared. I’ll miss his kindness, selflessness and gentle humor. I'll miss the depth and scope of his knowledge. I’ll miss him living right down the street from me and being able to stop over to see him at any time. I’ll miss my grandpa a lot. My mom, aunt, uncle, cousins and I will treasure the memory of him forever. Myliu tave senelis! Rest in Peace

"I've been everywhere, man
I've been everywhere, man
Crossed the deserts bare, man
I've breatherd the mountain air, man
Travel, I've had my share, man
I've been everywhere" – Johnny Cash

Posted by Amber Crispino - Southington, CT - Granddaughter   October 07, 2013

Dear Jean and Judy
I wanted to express my heartfelt condolences on the passing of your dad

Posted by Michael A Fasano - Middlebury, CT - Friend   October 07, 2013


Family Album


Community Photos

Pauline and Frank on their wedding day.
Young Frank, Anastasia, Helen, and a neighbor.
Frank and Pauline with grandchild Amber.
Frank at his granddaughter Ashley's wedding.

Community Photos

Frank with Pauline, two daughters, and grandchildren.
Frank and Pauline with daughters Judith and Jean.