Frank E. Ramsey
Published in The Hartford Courant on October 26,
Frank E. Ramsay,
78, of Newington, died October 24, 2011 at Middlesex Hospital. Born in
Poughkeepsie, NY on February 22, 1933, Frank lived in CT most of his life.
He worked for IBM in Hartford for 30 years.
Prior to employment at IBM, Frank played professional baseball in the
Pittsburgh Pirates organization. He was under contract for 5 years. He
played actively in the minor leagues for 3 years and his term was interrupted
for active duty in the U.S. Army for 2 years during the Korean Conflict.
During his professional career, he was a pitcher, compiling a record of
35 wins and 22 losses. He is part of a record that placed him in the Baseball
Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. He pitched a no-hitter that was one of
5 no-hitters on one team in 1952.
He was an avid golfer, holding over 40 championships at golf clubs in
CT and FL.
He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Loretta (Covey), a son and daughter-in-law,
Frank and Sharon of Cromwell, a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Beth and
Randy Slocum of Wilmington, NC, a daughter and son-in-law, Lee Ann and
Todd Baldanzi of Wexford, PA, two stepchildren, Lori (Francis) Grace of
Middletown, Raymond Hodge of Newington; a sister, Carol Rinaldi of Rocky
Hill; a nephew, Johnny Rinaldi of Rocky Hill; and five grandchildren.
He also leaves a very caring brother-in-law and sister-in-law James and
Betty Covey of New Hampshire and sister-in-law and brother-in-law Mary
and Tom Ryan of Wethersfield.
He was predeceased by his parents, Leila and Frank Sr., a son John, a
brother William, a brother-in-law John Rinaldi and a granddaughter, Lauren.
There are no calling hours. Rose Hill Funeral Home is making arrangements
Donations can be made in Frank's name to the Lauren Ramsay Scholarship
Fund, c/o Mercy High School, 1740 Randolph Rd., Middletown, CT 06457-5155.