Frank E. Smierciak


NAUGATUCK — Frank E. Smierciak, age 90, beloved husband of Estelle (Majewski) Smierciak, passed away peacefully at Complete Care at Glendale on Wednesday, June 28, 2023.

Born in Derby, on Feb. 2, 1933, he was the son of the late Joseph and Katherine Smierciak.

Frank was a longtime resident of Naugatuck and retired from Hamden High School. He was also a television repairman, having worked for RCA.

He was a handyman who could fix or repair anything, especially electronics.

He was a proud veteran of the United States Air Force. Frank enjoyed his family, yardwork and gardening.

In addition to his wife Estelle of 66 loving years, he leaves his brother Henry Smierciak; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and -nephews.

Visitation was to be on Friday, June 30, 2023, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald-Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 N. Main St., Naugatuck. Members of the Naugatuck Veterans Council were to meet at 10 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial was to follow at 11 a.m. at St. Vincent Ferrer Church, 1006 New Haven Road, Naugatuck. Burial with military honors was to be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Watertown.

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In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or Shriners Hospital for Children, 516 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104.