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Frances Helen Pinto

Grafton, N.H. — Frances Helen Pinto, 87, passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home following a valiant 20 year battle with Alzheimer’s on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, where she had been living for the past four years with her daughters and son-in-law. She was formerly of Trumbull, Conn.

Frances was born on Feb. 20, 1925, to the late Andrew & Elizabeth (Vlahac) Spodnik.

She loved her family, was an avid reader and lived an active spiritual life.

Frances was predeceased by her husband, Nicholas Salvatore Pinto and a brother, Albert Spodnik.

She is survived by her children and their spouse’s, Lisa and William Tobey of Grafton, Valerie Pinto and AD Drayton of Grafton, Nicholas Pinto and Avis Levine of Monroe, Conn., Andrew Pinto and Patte Corcoran of Monroe, Conn. and Francis Pinto and Nancy Erickson of Davis, Calif.; a brother, Andrew Spodnik of Cheshire, Conn.; a sister, Mary Kassay of Fairfield, Conn.; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Private services will be conducted by the family. Ricker Funeral Homes & Crematory assisted the family.