Marie C. Franchini, 92, formerly of Northeast Drive, East Haven, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at her home.  She was the beloved wife of the late Bruno Franchini.  Marie was born in Middletown on August 18, 1926 and was the daughter of the late Michael and Laura Barbieri Cordone.  She had worked as an Office Manager for Carrano’s Express and I.M.L. Trucking and was a member of the St. Therese Ladies Guild.  Mother of Donna Franchini Sparago (Stephan) and Robert P. Franchini (Rita).  Grandmother of Laura Santino (Joseph), Lisa Hamasian (Peter), Sara Collette (Jason) and the late Paul Franchini.  Great-Grandmother of Amalia, Guiseppe and Pasquale.  Predeceased by brothers Dominic, Eugene & Michael Cordone and a sister Lorraine Campolieto.

Family and friends may call on Thursday morning from 9:00 to 11:00 at the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue.  A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Elizabeth of the Trinity Parish at St. Therese Church, 555 Middletown Avenue, North Haven at 11:30.  Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery.  Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the VNA, 1 Long Wharf Drive, #501, New Haven, CT 06511.