Frank Casasnovas, age 57, a lifelong Bridgeport resident has passed on to the Peaceful rest of the Lord on March 16, 2021 in His home surrounded by his loving family. He is the son of the late Luis A. Casasnovas and the late Carmen Haydee Casasnovas; He attended Bridgeport Schools for many years including East Side middle School; at a young age, Frank experienced a tragic motor vehicle accident which rendered him with many challenges he could of never imagined. Committed to a wheelchair after a year of rehabilitating it was a new life, new standards, new adjustment, nothing of what he knew yet the realization that there had to be some level of acceptance to the new normal. Ya see, acceptance of the new norm is not succumbing to it, it is more how to make it work for you, how to realize, nothing is impossible but knowing there will be challenges; Understanding that when at times they may say you cannot do this or that, it becomes a mission, a passion to accomplish what even yourself at times doubt you will be able to do. So Frank began doing what he had to and with the help of his Brother Rafael they Did what they had to in order to live through the "New Norm" He Loved cars, especially those of an older generation considered muscle cars such as 64 Pontiac GTO, and 55 Chevy Nomad; He would buy Model Cars to build and purchase the Die Cast Metal models of such vehicles. These he would gift throughout the years to his nieces and nephews. He had a sincere passion for vehicles of this kind and learned them inside and out and even would verbally guide others on how to get things done and repaired on them whenever necessary. He enjoyed quality time with his Nephews, nieces and others in his family throughout the years being himself. He would spend time buying and selling items with his brother and looking for some good deals. Since Frank Came home from the unfortunate incident his brother Rafael would not allow Frank to encounter anything without him being there to support and encourage him and throughout the years never left his side committed to making sure he was ok and that he had everything he needed. Rafael pretty much sacrificed his life to take care of him around the clock, but never shared discomfort from the load he likely experienced at times between balancing his own life and that of Frank. Most recently Frank was also blessed by a good Friend who would be next to him, at times doing the necessary massaging and tending to needs which was totally not expected but a true blessing. This friend named Blass became such an amazing naturally caring person that although was a initially a temporary situation something that came with a lot of the blessings and at times relief for Frank and Rafael alike.
Frank loved his furry friends such as Tinker Bell (his dog) which most recently had passed not long ago, but then he has to find another furry friend to love he named Princess; Lets not forget to mention his Parrot Rowdy which has been with him well over 15 years and wouldn't leave his side. Every day Rowdy did what rowdy does, but what is admirable is that Frank would't be one to sit and ignore, He would get himself all set, head over to the utility closet, get the broom and make sure everything Rowdy did was cleaned up and always in proper fashion. While in his chair, He would sweep and mop the room because being a paraplegic was not a quadriplegic and although his hands at times were difficult to control, that didn't stop him from doing what he had to in order to get things accomplished. He had a strong will but a gentle kind heart and one that will leave behind memories to last a lifetime.
Besides his brother Rafael and dear friend Blass, Frank is survived by his Siblings Edwin Casasnovas and his wife Nora, Carmen Collazo and her husband Frank, Elsie Casasnovas, Rafael Casasnovas, Samuel Casasnovas and his wife Salome and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends who will sorely miss him. In addition to his parents Frank was also predeceased by his Brother the late Luis A. Casasnovas, Jr.;
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