[Cabin and Addition Donors and Namesakes]


Adrienne Frank
donor of

built in 2003

© FNCA 2013


ED NOTE: This page is still very much a work in progress.



Adrienne Elizabeth Boerner was born in 1913 or 1914 in Morristown NJ to Alfred & Elizabeth Weigel Boerner.


Adrienne married Eric Karl Frank in _____________.

Adrienne (with her husband until he died in ____) lived in the same house in Westport CT for 50 years.

Education and Career

Adrienne Frank graduated from high school in 1929, and took a clerical job at Western Electric. By 1940 she was a finance clerk there, and eventually became a counselor in the personnel department.

In 1956, as a returning student at age 43, Adrienne enrolled at the University of Bridgeport, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Sociological Activites in 1959. While at U. of B., she was a was an active member of the German Club, Sociology Colloquium, and Pi Gamma Mu, and made the Dean's List every year.

She went on to get a master's degree in social work from Columbia University. She then took a job with the Norwalk public school system as a school social worker until she retired in 1978. She also served on the board of the Connecticut Department of Children and Youth Services.

Other Pursuits

Adrienne Frank was also a longtime member of the Mello Dears, a choral group in her hometown of Westport CT as well as a member of the PITSC Wolfpit [Elementary School] Retired Faculty Society.

Church Life

Adrienne was a lifelong Swedenborgian. She was the driving force that held together the Connecticut Association of the New Church long after the last church of our denomination in Connecticut closed.

She was a member of the New Church in New York City, a one hour drive from her home in Westport CT, and attended regularly.

She was on the American New Church Sunday School Association's Lessons Committee in 1955.

Adrienne Frank at the FNCA

Adrienne's cheery face was seen at camp almost every year. She loved the Assembly so much that she left a very large bequest to us in her will, about 1/3 of which paid for the Adrienne Frank Fellowship Hall in 2003.


Adrienne Frank died August 4, 1999 at age 85.


© Dave Matlow 2014In May 2014, Adriene Frank's home of 50 years at 31 Silent Grove North, Wesport CT, built in 1937, was honored by the Westport Historical Society with an historical designation plaque.


© Beki Greenwood 2008


[Cabin and Addition Donors and Namesakes]

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