Edward F. Adzima Funeral Home

Obituary for Leono Franco

A photograph of Leono  Franco

Born: New Haven
Lived: Ansonia

Leono “Leo” Franco, age 59, of Ansonia, entered into rest on Friday, January 10, 2020, at Griffin Hospital in Derby. Leo is the beloved husband of 33 years of Assunta “Sue” (Onofrio) Franco. He was born in New Haven on November 18, 1960, son of the late Biagio and Carolina (Mastrianni) Franco, and lived in Ansonia since 1991, coming from West Haven.
Leo was a plumber by trade. He was an active member of the Wallingford Rod and Gun Club since 1989. He enjoyed fishing and hunting with his family and friends.
He is the beloved father of Leo Franco and Caroline Franco, and brother of Joanne Onofrio and her husband Sal. He also is survived by his mother-in-law Dolores Onofrio, brother-in-law Clem Onofrio, nephew Sal Onofrio (Sean) and nieces Lina Onofrio and Mercedes Onofri (Ryan). He will be missed by cousins who were like siblings and especially his best friend Rudy.
Friends may greet the family at the Edward F. Adzima Funeral Home on Tuesday from 4 to 7 PM. On Wednesday his procession will leave the funeral home at 9:30 AM for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM at Holy Rosary Church in Ansonia. Entombment will follow at Mt. St. Peters Garden Mausoleum in Derby.
Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital at www.jude.org. Online condolences can be offered at www.adzimafh.com.