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“My heart goes out to you for your deep loss you must be feeling for your beloved Francine. How sad to lose someone so loved and so needed. May you...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Mary

“Avon Senior Center extends our deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences on the loss of Fran. Please know the family is in our thoughts and...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Avon Senior Center

“Aunt Fran, Always told me she held me in her hands right after I was born! I do not remember of course, but I cannot think of any other hands I would...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: John Wetstone

“My thoughts and prayers are with my cousins and their families. My Aunt Fran was a lovely amazing women. The bright spot is that she now gets to be...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Beth Liftig-Demarco - FL - Family

“Bob, I'm sorry for the loss of your Mother. ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Bill Tims

“FrancineWe were lucky to have met you. You were an inspiration to so many people. Your paintings are so beautiful and every time I went to Bob's...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Martha Cerlon - Westport, CT

“Our deepest condolences to the Liftig family. I hope you find peace in sharing wonderful lifetime memories. With love, The Marotto family ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: A friend

“We were so sorry to hear about Franny. She was a lovely and talented woman and Cliff and I are so blessed to have known her and spent time with her...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Eileen and Cliff Lo Verme - NH


Francine Greenstein Liftig, a resident of Avon for 63 years, passed away at the Avon Health Center July 21, 2016 in her 93rd year. Fran was an internationally recognized artist, an Army wife through two wars, a sharpshooter, yoga instructor, and a gifted spiritualist. She was born in New Britain in 1924 to the late Dr. Charles Greenstein and Dorothy Ziering Greenstein, and was a graduate of New Britain High School, Class of 1941, Columbia University School of Dental Hygiene, Class of 1944, and studied at the Maryland Institute of Art and the Paier Art Institute, Hamden, CT. Fran and her husband of 66 years, the late Dr. Alvin Liftig, moved to Avon in 1953 where they raised two sons, and where she was President of the Avon Woman's Club, a member of the Connecticut Pen Women's Association, and the West Hartford Art League. Until recently, she served on the Board of the Evergreen Cemetery, Avon. Fran and Al lived in Sarasota, Florida for ten years where she was a member of the Petticoat Painters and the Sarasota Art League. She will be remembered for her prize-winning paintings, many of which are in public and private collections throughout the United States, Europe, and Canada; three are on permanent display at the UConn Health Center, Farmington. She is pre-deceased by her sister Helen Chestney, of Los Angeles, California. Fran leaves two sons: Dr. Robert Liftig (Inez), of Westport; Dr. Rick Liftig (Kathleen), of West Hartford, and four grandchildren: Anya Liftig of Milford, CT, Dorothy Martin (David) of Boston, Kevin Liftig (Allison) of Cromwell, CT, and Alyssa Liftig, of Boston. Visiting hours will be at the Carmon Funeral Home & Family Center, 301 Country Club Road, Avon, between 6-8 PM, Monday, July 25. Burial will be private. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations in Fran's name be made to the Avon Health Center Residents' Committee, 652 W. Avon Road, Avon, CT 06001; the Avon Lion's Club, PO Box 39, Avon, CT 06001; the Avon Senior Center, 635 W. Avon Road, Avon, CT 06001; or to any other worthy charity of your choice.