John "Frank" Turano Sr.

Friday, August 7th, 2020
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John “Frank” Turano, Sr., 67, of John Street, Westerly, passed away in Pawcatuck on Friday, August 7, 2020.

Born in Westerly, he was the son of the late John and Katherine Turano.

Frank was a painter for Bostitch for many years, and then an auto mechanic and general contractor until his retirement. He was also a master carpenter and accomplished woodworker. Frank was a member of the Bradford Sportsmen’s Club, an avid collector of WWII Memorabilia and a dedicated Camaro enthusiast.

He leaves behind his two sons, John F. Turano, Jr. of Westerly and Raymond J. Turano of Pawcatuck; two sisters, Christina Green and Anna Crudden and her husband Jim, all of Westerly; two grandchildren, Chase and Libbie; his uncle and Godfather Samuel Grills of Westerly; and two nieces, Danielle and Courtney and nephew Gregory. Frank was predeceased by his sister Kathy Turano.

A Funeral Liturgy will be held at 12 noon on Tuesday at St. Michael’s Church, 60 Liberty St., Pawcatuck. Respectfully, due to COVID-19 Compliance and the current maximum allowance of 15 persons at the cemetery, the Committal Service is open to immediate family only. Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly is in care of the arrangements. For online condolences please visit In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Stand Up for Animals, 33 Larry Hirsch Ln, Westerly, RI 02891, in Frank’s memory.
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    Tuesday, August 11th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    Tuesday, August 11th, 2020 12:00pm
    St. Michael the Archangel Church
    PAWCATUCK, CT 06379


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Melissa Manders

Posted at 08:35pm
Frank, Ray's dad was such a gentle man, I would sometimes run into him when I was walking my dog, or outside in my yard and he always had something nice to say 😊 I would often see him working on cars in the back driveway. It seems he lived his life very full and happy. It now makes sense that he had a love of camero's too. I would see his restored Camero from time to time over at Ray's where they'd be working on cars together. He was a good man who will truly be missed 💕

Melissa Manders
Pawcatuck, CT

Eric L Del Santo

Posted at 02:12pm
Sorry to here of your loss.You all have my Deepest Sympothy and Prayers.

Laurel Graves Posted at 12:02pm

Most sincerest sympathies to all the family. Respectfully, Laurel Grills Graves.

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