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Francis E. Torpey, Jr.

November 24, 1936 ~ April 26, 2019 (age 82)

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Mr. Francis E. Torpey Jr., was born November 24, 1936 to Francis E. Torpey Sr and Elizabeth Totten in New Canaan, CT. He moved to Norwalk, CT where he grew up with his 5 brothers. At the age of 17, after graduating from High School he enlisted in the Marines and served in the Korean War. 

Frank married Nancy H. Mugan in 1967 and together they bought a home in Danbury, CT where they raised their family. He worked for First National for 43 years, and retired at the age of 65 so that he could spend more time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

He will always be remembered as a honest, hard working, family oriented, real, brave, and always being unapologetically himself. He was selfless and always put others before himself and loved to help everyone. His fondest hobby has always been fishing, he spent a great deal of time outdoors, he loved animals, and enjoyed going to the zoo and aquariums with his family. He had several charities that he loved donating and supporting to such as the wounded warrior project, ASPCA, and St. Judes children's research hospital.

Frank is survived by his wife Nancy H. (Mugan) Torpey, daughters Selina (Russell) Raymond, Nancy, Heather Spears, Frances (David) Gibson. Grandchildren Jessica Spears, Michael Spears, Michael Willcox, Christopher (Sophia) Torres, Frances and Scott Nesbitt, Tabitha Rubino, Nicole (Michael) Lancaster, Cassandra, Rosemary, Frances, and Daniel, Tiffani (Adrian) Russo, David, Najee, Yamia Torpey, Chauncey Gibson, Briana, Sonia, Miguel and 11 great grandchildren. Brothers, James (Willa) Torpey, George (Bernadette) Torpey, Robert Torpey and sister in law Sheila. And Goddaughter Lisa Stuart and daughter Gwynh.

He is predeceased by his parents Francis E. Torpey Sr and Elizabeth Totten, brothers Joseph and Michael Torpey, and sister in law Louise Torpey. Son in law Scott Nesbitt, and granddaughter Amanda.

A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held at Danbury Memorial Funeral Home (117 South St, Danbury CT 06810) on Thursday May 2, 2019 from 5 to 7 p.m. 

Frank was one of a kind and very much loved and respected by his family. A true patriarch, he will be remembered always.

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Celebration of Life Gathering
May 2, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Danbury Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Services, LLC
117 South Street
Danbury, CT 06810


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