In Texas, March 2, 2006, Frank B. Wagner, 91, of Alden Dr., Guilford formerly of West Haven. Mr. Wagner was the husband of the late Nina Grimmelman Wagner, father of Elaine Swirsky of Orange, Nina Ellison and Carol Martone both of Guilford, brother of the late Marie Ann Wagner and the late Kay Kathleen Goldman, grandfather of Stanton, Ronald and Frank Ellison, Meili Ellison Horiel, Joanne Ellison Taylor, Sulynn Ellison Euler, Coleen Martone Bronson, Jenifer Martone O'Connell, Christopher Martone and Kimberly Swirsky. He is also survived by 19 great-grandchildren, and his extended family, Robert & Mary Jane Bourgeault of Canada, George Hesser of Guilford and the Bakke, Goldman, Hoey and Bussett families. Frank was born in New Haven, July 12, 1914 - the son of the late Bruno E. & Roseann McManus Wagner. Frank worked as a technician for S.N.E.T. for 40 years. He was a 68 year member of Annawon Lodge # 115 A.F. & A.M. of West Haven, a member of the K-T2 Knights of Templers, member of the Scottish Right Valley of Bridgeport, longtime member of the Shriners, Past President of the Dusis Society of New Haven and Past Patron of Golden Rod Chapter O.E.S. Frank also was a volunteer at the Masonic Home in Wallingford and was a lifelong camper and hunter. Friends may call Sat., March 25, 2006 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at BEECHER & BENNETT TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME, 410 Campbell Ave., West Haven. Funeral service at 7 p.m. and Masonic Service by Annawon Lodge # 15 at 7:30 p.m. and Eastern Star service at 8 p.m.

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  1. To Frank’s three daughters, and their families and friends. Frank and I became friends too late in our life’s. I located Frank during my interest in Genealogy, since we both had the same Grandmother, Maria Krebs Wagenknecht(changed to Wagner) Bussett.I contacted Frank when I visited my brother & sister in Southington. I live in San Diego. I hope to keep up communications with Franks daughters, my second cousins. I will miss Frank. Ray Bussett, 858-271-4062

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