Frank E. Taylor, age 79, of 625 Orange Street, New Haven, passed away at his home on November 29, 2015. Frank was born in Meriden on June 7, 1936, the son of the late Francis T. Taylor & Ida Mary Shortell Taylor. Growing up in Wallingford he attended Holy Trinity Grammar School, was a graduate of Lyman Hall High School and attended college in Springfield, MA. Frank is survived by his partner of over 57 years, Thomas G. Gianfriddo with whom he resided and his cousin Steve Riggott of Wallingford. He was predeceased by cousins, Jean O'Connell Dennis and Elaine O'Connell Riggott. Frank was employed by the Frank E. Campbell & the Walter B. Cooke Funeral Homes in NYC. Returning to Connecticut he was employed for over 35 years at Beecher & Bennett Funeral Homes until his recent illness. Friends may visit at BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden on Friday, December 4th from 8:30 to 9:30 AM. His funeral will leave the funeral home at 9:30 AM for his Mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated at 10:00 AM in St. Stanislaus Church, State Street, New Haven. Burial will follow in All Saints Cemetery, North Haven.

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  1. to my dear friend we will miss you…but I am sure your are in a better pace god bless and keep you safe in his kingdom

  2. It’s difficult to say .Farewell’ to you, dear Frank, because it had become tradition to say .See you next year, when I come and visit you in New Haven !.. But now you’ve departed on a long journey yourself , for which I wish you a safe crossing. I’m sure you’ll be wellcomed with open arms and I’m sure you’ll be in good hands at your destination. Thankful for the friendship and hospitality you’ve offered me over the years I say .Goodbye. Frank. May the Lord bless you and give you peace.

  3. Dear Tom, I was so shocked to hear of Frank’s illness and passing. It was a pleasure to work with him for the time I was at B & B. I know you will miss him terribly but at least he is at peace. Take care and know that many people will miss Frank’s smiling face. Linda Piscitelli

  4. I shall aways have you in my heart of good memories and wonderful 50 plus years of experiences we had shared together, in good health and great times. will miss you terribly and will never forget you as my best friend. we will meet again in heaven someday to embrace each other. I love you always. God take good care of you dear Frank.

  5. Rest in Peace, my friend.

    You’ll be missed by many who knew and loved you. God Bless you, Tom, and bring you peace. Know that many others care and share your loss.

  6. Dear Frank and Tom, Knowing you’re in the hearts and thoughts of so many love once will help you Tom a lot through this time of sorrow in the lostof your dearest and always caring for you’ . Franky boy. Frank wasn’t afraid for the death, his only sorrow; what will happen to Tom. The sorrow of the faithful is not the sorrow of loss.It is the tender sense of sadness, in saying good-bye for now to some one we’ll love forever. The loving memories we share together, praying for faith to believe to comfort your soul. We wish and hope, that your friends help you smile again, Tom.With our deepest love and sympathy we think of the entire warm moments and warm welcome in your home, where we felt so much at home. Thank you both for having your friendship. Think of the quiet moments, the memories of small things, the smiles, the laughter. We hope Tom, that these will help you cop with grief and that they will push the pain away in the believe that for Frank there wasn’t more to believe in. May you find strength in the love of your family in the warm embrace of friends who walk beside you unseen, unheard, but always near. We hear Frank saying’ ‘ .don’t stand at my grave I’m a thousand winds away.I’m not there at all, I’m the gentle autumn rain I live may lifes, but Take care for my be loved Tom; and YES we Will.

  7. I did not know Mr. Taylor very well because I only met him at one of the saddest times in my life – the death of my mom several years ago. At B&B, he was so kind and capable and I will always remember him and be so thankful for him being in my life at that time.

    My sincere condolences to his loved ones.

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