Woodstock, CT – Frank Abissi, age 79, died Monday, April 16, 2012. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Carmelo and Carmela (Randisi) Abissi and was pre-deceased by two brothers, Carl Abissi and Joseph Abissi.
Mr. Abissi served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He was the President and CEO of Guardian Photo. His hobbies included collecting cameras and photography. He also enjoyed outdoor activities and being a benefactor to various individuals and organizations. His greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren. He was a member of the Woodstock Lions Club and served on the Woodstock Inland Wetlands Commission, the Zoning Board of Appeals, the Republican Town Committee and was a judge of photography at the Woodstock Fair.
In addition to his wife, Janet, he is survived by his sons, Frank Jr. of Grand Rapids, MI, Carl of Woodstock, CT and Mark of Sellersville, PA; his daughter Kim C. Gassman of Marana, AZ; his sister in-laws, Martha Abissi of Orleans, MA, and Barbara Abissi of Johnson City, NY; eleven grandchildren; and one great granddaughter.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with the family from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Fri-day, April 20, 2012 at the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at Zion Lutheran Church, 70 Main Street, Oxford, MA. Burial will follow at Elmvale Cemetery, Woodstock, CT. For the memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.
Memorial donations may be made to Zion Lutheran Church Choir, 70 Main St, Oxford, MA 01540, or the Transitional Care Unit at Hubbard Regional Hospital, 340 Thompson Rd., Webster, MA 01570.