Frank Dana, Jr.

Frank R. Dana, Jr.

1933 - 2019

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Obituary of Frank R. Dana, Jr.

Frank R. Dana, 85, of Prospect entered into the gates of heaven on May 8, 2019 at Waterbury Hospital after a long illness. He was the loving husband of Vittoria (Lorenzo) Dana for over 61 years.


Frank proudly served his country in the Air Force as a firefighter during the Vietnam War. Frank retired from Pratt and Whitney Aircraft after 35 years as a machinist. He enjoyed fishing, bowling in various leagues as well as playing bocce and cards with his fellow members of the Ponte Club of Waterbury. Frank enjoyed traveling, having been to visit with family in Sicily, beating the odds at Las Vegas casinos and Atlantic City and spent many happy hours at fairs, parks and festivals. Frank was very proud of his family and treasured time spent with them.


Frank leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Vittoria, of 61 years, daughters Annamarie and husband Joseph Anyzeski, Eleanor Dana and son Michael Dana and girlfriend Theresa Popowski all of Prospect, grandchildren Michael Anyzeski , Joseph Anyzeski Jr and girlfriend Rebecca Alicea, great granddaughter Jezel Anyzeski and many nieces and nephews.


Frank was predeceased by his brothers Salvatore, Anthony and Joseph Dana.


A Mass of Christian burial will be held Tuesday May 14, 2019 at 11 am at St. Anthony Church 4 Union City Rd Prospect. Burial with military honors will immediately follow in Calvary Cemetery in the Queen Mary Mausoleum, East Main St. Waterbury. Calling hours will be Monday May 13 from 5 pm to 8 pm at Prospect Memorial Funeral Home 72 Waterbury Rd. Prospect.


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Visitation at Funeral Home

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday, May 13, 2019
Prospect Memorial Funeral Home, LLC
72 Waterbury Road
Prospect, Connecticut, United States


11:00 am
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
St. Anthony's Church
4 Union City Road
Prospect, Connecticut, United States

Final Resting Place

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Calvary Cemetery
2324 East Main Street
Waterbury, Connecticut, United States