Torrington- Frank E. Northrop, Sr. 37, fiance of Dawn L. Alexander of North Chapel St., passed away suddenly Sun., Sept. 4, 2005. He was born in New Haven, January 25, 1968 a son of Edmund and Mary Thatcher Northrop, Sr. of East Haven, and had resided in Branford and East Haven before moving to Torrington in 2002. Frank was employed as a union painter with Painter's Union Local #481, District Council # 11, and he enjoyed his family, hunting and fishing. He is survived by his maternal grandmother Elizabeth Tretiak of West Haven, four sons; Frank, Jr., Robert, Kyle, Alexander, and an expected child in 2006, four sisters, Donna Esposito, Debbie Cirasuolo, Ronda Cochran, Roberta Northrop, a brother, Edmund Northrop, Jr., 5 nieces, 8 nephews, 1 great niece and 2 great nephews. He was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Tony Tretiak, and paternal grandparents, Francis and Clara E. Northrop. Funeral service Friday, Sept. 9 at 11 a.m. at BEECHER & BENNETT-TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME, 410 Campbell Ave., Campbell Ave. at Court St., West Haven. Friends may call Thursday from 5-8 p.m. Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be sent the family c/o Edmund Northrop, Sr., 23 Soundview Ave., East Haven, CT 06512.

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  1. I am an old friend of Franks’ – my thoughts and prayers go out to his family whom I know he cherished along with his closest of friends. I had many good times with Frank and company – I was/am quite shocked to hear of his departure. Good memories will always be cherished…

  2. Mike & I have been friends of the Northrups for many years, and in fact were married on the same day 50 years ago. We have followed closely the lives and activities of Frank and his siblings. We were shocked and saddened to hear of his sudden death. We want to extend our deepest sympathy to his family.

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