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As the seasons change, so does life. For over 60 years, Duksa Family Funeral Homes have been privileged to serve families throughout Central Connecticut with caring, personal attention and professional service.
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Our Obituaries

Elaine Pacinda

June 15, 1950 - May 16, 2017

Elaine Pacinda, 66, lifelong resident of New Britain, died on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at her home with her mother by her side. She attended local schools and was a proud Girl Scout. She attended the CCARC Day Program for many years and was active in the Special Olympics, winning a Gold Medal in the "Jumping" event. She enjoyed making latch-hook pillows, watching the classic shows on TV Land with...
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Gerald Alan Levesque

May 12, 2017

Gerald Alan Levesque, 66, husband of Judith (Lichwiarz) Levesque, passed away peacefully Friday, May 12, 2017 at the Hospital of Central Connecticut. Born in New Britain, Gerald is the son of Armand Levesque of Southington and Bertha (Fongemie) (Levesque) Reuss of Farmington. He was a graduate of Thomas Aquinas High School Class of 1969. After completing high school Gerald went on to proudly...
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John J. Koziol

January 11, 1918 - May 6, 2017

John J. Koziol, 99, of Kensington, CT, passed away on Saturday, May 6, 2017. He was born in New Britain, CT, on January 11, 1918, son of the late Michael and Josephine (Radaj) Koziol and loving husband of the late Rita (Marcoux) Koziol. John and Rita were married for 61 years until her passing in 2011. They enjoyed their time together, especially cheering on the UConn Women's Basketball team...
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Barbara (Mehan) Kidwell

December 15, 1952 - May 6, 2017

Barbara (Mehan) Kidwell, 64, of Plainville, died unexpectedly on Saturday, May 6, 2017. Born in New Britain to the late Joseph L. and Rosalie (Wrobel) Mehan, she attended local schools and graduated from UConn with a Bachelor's degree in English. Barbara worked as a secretary for the Board of Education throughout the Plainville school system for many years. In her leisure time, Barbara enjoyed...
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Wieslaw Glogowski

September 27, 1937 - May 5, 2017

Wieslaw Glogowski, 79, of New Britain, CT died peacefully on May 5, 2017 ending a three year battle with cancer. He was born in Poland and immigrated to the U.S. in 1966 with his wife, Zofia and four children. He first worked at Atlantic Tool and then took a position at Caval Tool & Die where he worked for 33 years. Wieslaw enjoyed many trips with his wife, spending time with his family and...
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Margaret "Peggy" Fijolek

January 24, 1947 - May 4, 2017

Margaret "Peggy" Fijolek, 70, of New Britain, formerly of Simsbury, died on Thursday, May 4, 2017. Born in New Britain to the late Theodore and Anne (Kurnik) Fijolek, she graduated from Simsbury High School Class of 1965. Peggy was employed by Allstate Insurance for many years and then Stop & Shop up until her retirement. She was a parishioner of St. Jerome Church and was a regular Bingo player...
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Kazimiera Kozielec

April 17, 1944 - April 29, 2017

On Saturday, April 29, 2017, Kazimiera Kozielec, 73, was called to eternal life at the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain, after a long illness. Born in Jastrzabka Nowa, Poland on April 17, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Franciszek & Tekla (Starzec) Kadzielawa. She was a longtime New Britain resident where she was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church. Prior to retirement,...
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Stanislaw Dziemian

February 16, 1937 - April 28, 2017

On Friday, April 28, 2017 at the age of 80, Stanislaw Dziemian of New Britain, was called to eternal life after a long battle with cancer. He was born in Chodorowka Stara Poland on February 16, 1937, came to the U.S. and was employed by Stanley Works for many years. He was an avid fisherman and loved spending time in his garden. Left to honor his memory are his daughters: Barbara Jankowski and...
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Thaddeus J. "Uncle Ted" Nowacki

November 26, 1929 - April 24, 2017

Thaddeus J. "Ted" Nowacki, 87, lifelong resident of New Britain, died on Monday, April 24, 2017. Born in New Britain to the late Walter and Lottie (Markowski) Nowacki, he attended local schools, graduated from Catholic Seminary College in Michigan and was a parishioner of Holy Cross Church. Ted was employed by Hartford Provision and then later Murphy Security from which he retired after many...
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Stanislaw Pianka

October 16, 1932 - April 23, 2017

Stanislaw Pianka, 84, of New Britain, passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2017 after a long illness. He was born in Poland, but immigrated to the U.S. in 1980 to begin a new life for his family. He was employed as a machine operator at Budney Overhaul & Repair up until his retirement in 1998. Stanislaw was an intelligent, generous and kind man, lending a helping hand to anyone in need. He was a...
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Maria Cygan

December 8, 1923 - April 20, 2017

On Thursday, April 20, 2017, Maria Cygan, 93, was called to eternal life at the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain. Born in Poland on December 8, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Piotr & Karolina Nowak. She was a New Britain resident since 1970 where she was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church. Prior to her retirement, she was a machine operator with Stanley Magic Door. ...
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Theresa V. (Nestor) Merritt

April 19, 2017

Theresa V. (Nestor) Merritt, 87, of New Britain, passed away on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Autumn Lake Healthcare. She was the beloved wife of Coley Merritt for 55 years. Born in New Britain, daughter of the late Alexander and Nelly (Naples) Nestor, she was a lifelong New Britain resident. She was employed at Landers, Frary and Clark, Kresge Department Store and Woolworths prior to her...
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Krystyna Murzyn

April 19, 2017

Krystyna (Baran) Murzyn, 77, of New Britain, died peacefully on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at the Hospital of Central Connecticut. Born in Poland, daughter of the late Helena (Stelmaszek) and Michal Bieluk, she was a resident of New Britain for 32 years and a parishioner of Holy Cross Church. She enjoyed cooking and gardening but her true passion was time spent with her family, especially her...
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Krystyna Sakowicz

August 22, 1938 - April 17, 2017

Krystyna (Nierodzik) Sakowicz, 78, of Farmington, passed away peacefully on Monday, April, 17, 2017 in the comfort of home surrounded by her family. She was born in Poland and worked as a pathologist there until 1996 when she immigrated to the U.S. She was a parishioner of Holy Cross Church and belonged to their Rosary Society and Chor Mlodych Serc (Choir of Young Hearts). Krystyna had the most...
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Alla Hamisevich

December 30, 1929 - April 17, 2017

Alla (Jazkevich) Hamisevich, widow of the late Eugene Hamisevich passed away peacefully on April 17, 2017. Born in 1929 in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, she was the daughter of the late Nikolaj and Anastasia Jazkevich. At the end of WW II Alla's family left Ukraine and lived in Germany before settling in New Britain, CT where she married Eugene and they started their family. After Alla retired from...
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Richard J. Sztaba

September 16, 1946 - April 10, 2017

Richard J. Sztaba, 70, of New Britain, died peacefully on Monday, April 10, 2017. Born in New Britain, son of the late John and Alexandra (Yackowski) Sztaba, he was a lifelong City resident. He was a U. S. Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War and retired from the State of Connecticut. His survivors include his sister and brother-in-law, Donna Marie and Greg Mazur of Plainville and two nephews, Brett...
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Helen A. Coyle

June 13, 1930 - April 7, 2017

On Friday, April 7, 2017, Helen A. Coyle, 86, passed away at her Newington residence. Born in Normandy, France on June 13, 1930 she was the daughter of the late Bartholomy & Serafina Alexandroff. Helen was a longtime area resident and a member of Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church. Prior to retirement, she was a sales associate at the former G. Fox & Co. She enjoyed shopping and cooking for...
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Krystyna Zderkiewicz

April 23, 1943 - April 6, 2017

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Burial will be in Poland.
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Feliks Luczynski

December 20, 1927 - April 5, 2017

Feliks Luczynski, 89, of New Britain, passed away on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 after a long illness. Born in Poland to the late Jan and Marta (Klimkiewicz) Luczynski, he immigrated to the U.S. with his family in 1963 to provide a better life for them. Feliks had a strong work ethic which was recognized by a 30 year employee award presented to him by Atlantic Machine Tool for his service and...
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Chester S. Sledzik

June 1, 1927 - April 4, 2017

Atty. Chester Stanley Sledzik, 89, of New Britain, died peacefully in the comfort of his home on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Frances (Potrepka) Sledzik. He was born on June 1, 1927, in Greenfield, MA, to Stanley Sledzik and Mary (Ceberek) Sledzik. He grew up in New Britain, and graduated from Sacred Heart School and New Britain High School. A U.S. Navy Veteran, he served...
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Zdzislaw Blad

August 14, 1963 - April 4, 2017

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:15 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church. He will be laid to rest in Sacred Heart Cemetery.
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Jean M. Collin

September 24, 1953 - April 4, 2017

Jean Collin, 63, of West Hartford, partner of George Mucha, peacefully passed on April 3, 2017 at Ledgecrest Healthcare after a very long illness, surrounded by her family. Jean was born September 24, 1953 in Frenchville, ME to Paul Collin and Normande (Ouellette) Collin. The family moved to New Britain, CT in 1955. Jean lived there until she met her partner George and moved to West Hartford. ...
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Maria Troyan Felter

November 12, 1930 - April 1, 2017

Maria (Troyan) Felter, of New Britain, passed to Eternal Life to join her loving husband Joseph, her son Jimmy and her son-in-law Bryan. She was born in Ukraine in 1930 to Nina (Zapko) and Alexsander Troyan. During WWII, she was in Germany's forced labor camp in Stuttgart. From 1949 she lived in Canada in Victoria, BC. In 1963 she came to New Britain. She was a member of Holy Cross Church in New...
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Kenneth F. Zajko

February 11, 1943 - March 31, 2017

Kenneth F. Zajko passed away on Friday, March 31, 2017, in his home in Florida. He was a long time resident of Central Connecticut. He was born and raised in New Britain, CT. He moved to Southington and there raised his family. Ultimately he was attracted to the warmth of Florida and resided in Fort Myers for the remainder of his life. Kenneth was a meat cutter by trade and managed many Meat...
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Wojciech Wojtak

September 27, 1959 - March 31, 2017

Wojciech Wojtak, 57, of Plainville, died on Friday, March 31, 2017 after a short, unexpected illness. Born in Poland to Helena (Wolicka) and the late Jan Wojtak, Wojciech graduated from the Akademia Gorniczo – Hutnica in Krakow with a Master's degree in Engineering. In 1987, he immigrated to the U.S. to begin preparing for a new life for his family; to provide for them and their future the best...
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Harold A. Bucchi

March 30, 2017

Harold A. Bucchi, 87, a longtime resident of New Britain, passed away at his home on Thursday, March 30, 2017. Born on April 16, 1929 in Fossombrone, Italy, Harold was the son of the late Joseph and Lucia (Turchi) Bucchi and the husband of 50 years to the late Lena (Vagni) Bucchi. Prior to his retirement, Harold was employed as a polisher and buffer and later as a Union Supervisor for the...
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Maria Kalczenko

December 13, 1925 - March 30, 2017

Maria Kalczenko, 91, of New Britain, passed away on Thursday, March 30, 2017 with her family by her side. She was born in Poland to the late Piotr and Sabina (Kawa) Sen and as a young adult, gave up all she had and immigrated to the U.S. to begin a new life. Maria was a hard working woman, she had a strong work ethic which was recognized by a 25 year golden plaque award presented to her by...
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Stanley E. Dabrowski

September 20, 1924 - March 27, 2017

Stanley E. Dabrowski, 92, passed away on Monday, March 27, 2017 at Saint Mary Home, West Hartford. He was predeceased in 2013 by his wife of sixty-two years, Wanda (Stolarun) Dabrowski. A lifelong resident of New Britain, Stanley was the son of the late Paul and Eleanor (Grzejka) Dabrowski. He was a 1942 graduate of New Britain High School, and received a bachelor's degree from Roosevelt College...
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Pauline (Zakrzewski) Baczewski

July 23, 1926 - March 26, 2017

Pauline (Zakrzewski) Baczewski, 90, of New Britain, died peacefully on Sunday, March 26, 2017. A lifelong resident, she was born in New Britain to the late Stanley and Marianna (Wierzbinski) Zakrzewski. Pauline was employed as a hairstylist in various salons around town and loved the socialization and special relationships she had with each of her clients. Some of her favorite pastimes were:...
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Anne M. Pilewski

June 1, 1923 - March 25, 2017

Anne (Makucin) Pilewski, 93, of New Britain, died quietly in her sleep on Saturday, March 25, at Msgr. Bojnowski Manor. She was born to the late Konstanty and Anna (Greszcyk) Makucin in New Britain and remained a lifelong resident. Anne retired from her clerical position at Fafnir Bearing Co. after many years of service. In her retirement, she enjoyed bus trips, reading and card parties; one of...
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Stanley J. Puchala

November 14, 1924 - March 17, 2017

Stanley J. Puchala, 92, of New Britain died peacefully on March 17, 2017. A lifelong resident of New Britain, he was the son of Juzef and Juzefa (Janik) Puchala. Mr. Puchala was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army Air Force as an Aerial Gunner from 1943 to 1945. A graduate of New Britain High School, he attended Rensselaer Polytechnic University in Troy, NY following military...
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Florence Gay

September 27, 1924 - March 16, 2017

Florence Gay, 92, of Bristol and formerly of New Britain, died peacefully on Thursday, March 16, 2017. Born in New Britain to the late Maksimilian and Apolonia (Przetacznik) Gaj, Florence was a parishioner of Sacred Heart Church, an active member of its Ladies Guild and served as an officer for the New Britain Council of Catholic Women. She devoted much of her time volunteering at a variety of...
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Genevieve "Jean" Dobrowolski

June 24, 1918 - March 12, 2017

Genevieve "Jean" (Opalenski) Dobrowolski, 98, of New Britain, died on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at the Hospital of Central Connecticut. Born in New Britain to the late Wladyslaw and Frances (Prus) Opalenski, she was a lifelong resident and parishioner of Holy Cross Church. Jean was an energetic person who lived independently until her final days. She was always caring and supportive of family...
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Casimer Godlewski

September 9, 1951 - March 12, 2017

Casimer "Kazimierz" Godlewski, 65, of New Britain, beloved husband of Janina (Powojski) Godlewski, passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2017. Born in Poland on September 9, 1951, Casimer was the son of Amelia (Kejko) Godlewski of New Britain and the late Bernard Godlewski. He was a parishioner of Holy Cross Church. Prior to his retirement, Casimer worked as a toolmaker for Beacon Manufacturing. He...
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Marianna Tanski

March 10, 2017

Marianna (Warych) Tanski, 92, of New Britain, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 10, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late Stanislaw Tanski. Born in Poland, daughter of the late Frank and Teofila Warych, she was a longtime New Britain resident and a member of Sacred Heart Church. A loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, she leaves her three sons and daughters-in-law,...
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Joachim Gola

March 9, 2017

Joachim Gola, 60, of New Britain, passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at the Hospital of Central CT. He was the beloved husband of Eugenia (Surma) Gola for 38 years. Born in Poland, son of the late Artur and Teresa (Witula) Gola, he was a longtime New Britain resident and a member of Sacred Heart Church. He was employed by CT Tool & Manufacturing for many years. Joachim was a handyman and...
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John M. Hollis, Sr.

October 11, 1919 - March 8, 2017

John M. Hollis, Sr., 97, of New Britain, died peacefully in the comfort of his home on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was one of nine children born in Braznell, PA to the late George and Anna (Koran) Halas. A decorated veteran, John proudly served his country in the 813th Tank Destroyer Battalion Company B of the U.S. Army during WWII, during which he participated in the...
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Helen M. Zielinski

July 21, 1935 - March 5, 2017

Helen M. (Nowatka) Zielinski, 81, of New Britain, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Sunday March 5, 2017. Born in New Britain to the late Walter and Helena (Milenski) Nowatka, she was a lifelong resident and parishioner of Sacred Heart Church. She had been employed as a secretary for Stanley Tools for several years. Helen enjoyed watching classic movies and the TV gameshows...
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Elizabeth "Betty" Gwiazda

March 4, 2017

Elizabeth "Betty" (Leganza) Gwiazda, 95, of New Britain, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the Jerome Home. She was the beloved wife of the late Henry Gwiazda, Sr. Born in New Britain, daughter of the late Eugene and Stella (Bysiewicz) Leganza, she was a lifelong resident. Betty was a member of Holy Cross Church and its Ladies Guild, as well as, a past President of the...
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Adelle Migacz

January 19, 1922 - March 4, 2017

Adelle (Korytkowski) Migacz, 95, of Cromwell, passed away peacefully at Apple Rehab Cromwell on Saturday, March 4, 2017. Born in New Britain to the late Boleslaw and Bronislawa (Kowalczyk) Korytkowski she was a longtime resident and parishioner of Sacred Heart Church. She had been employed as an assembler at Fafnir Bearing for over 30 years and belonged to the Fafnir Seniors Club. Adelle enjoyed...
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Elaine J. Pawlak

March 3, 2017

Elaine J. (Flis) Pawlak, 75, of Newington, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 3, 2017, at her home. She was the beloved wife of Gerald Pawlak for 53 years. Born in New Britain, she was a longtime Newington resident and was employed with the Dept. of Administrative Services for the State of CT prior to her retirement. Elaine was a member of St. Mary's Church and enjoyed gardening. Above...
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Jan Stanczykiewicz

June 4, 1935 - March 1, 2017

Jan M. Stanczykiewicz, 81, of Plainville, CT has died unexpectedly at his residence March 1, 2017. Jan was born in Poland where he completed technical school and worked as a precision tool maker. He then acquired farm land, built a house and moved his family. He turned out to be gifted at projecting and sales. Although the venture was a success, he dreamed of moving to America. He emigrated...
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Evelyn Rinaldi

October 2, 1931 - February 24, 2017

Loving Wife, Mother & Grandmother
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Joseph A. Switajewski

November 20, 1923 - February 23, 2017

Joseph Anthony Switajewski, 93, of Kensington, passed away on Thursday, February 23, 2017. He was the beloved husband of the late Mary (Marut) Switajewski. Born in New Britain, the son of the late Antoni and Antonina (Kogut) Switajewski, he was a Kensington resident since 1954 and a member of St. Paul Church and the Holy Name Society at Sacred Heart Church in New Britain. He honorably served...
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Stefania Zadora

February 12, 1933 - February 17, 2017

Stefania Zadora, 84, of New Britain, wife of the late Tadeusz Zadora, passed away on Friday, February 17, 2017 at Monsignor Bojnowski Manor. Born in Poland, she was the daughter of the late Michal and Anna (Baba) Weglowski. She has lived in New Britain since 1972 and was a member of Sacred Heart Church. She will be dearly missed by her daughter Elzbieta "Ela" Buczek and her husband Andrzej of...
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Genowefa (Chmielewska) Brzostowski

February 16, 2017

Genowefa (Chmielewska) Brzostowski, 88, of Kensington, passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late Jan Brzostowski. Born in Poland, daughter of the late Boleslaw and Scholastyka (Wisniewska) Chmielewski, she formerly lived in New Britain and was a longtime Kensington resident. Genowefa was a member of Sacred Heart Church and was employed by Emhart for many...
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Kathryn K. Valerio

November 11, 1942 - February 14, 2017

Kathryn (Kosinski) Valerio, 74, of New Britain, passed away peacefully early Valentine's Day morning. Kathryn was a lifelong resident of New Britain. She attended local schools and graduated from New Britain High School, Class of 1960. She went on to begin her lifetime career as a Registered Nurse, graduating from New Britain General Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1963 and soon thereafter,...
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Helen M. Talalaj

July 22, 1937 - February 12, 2017

Helen Mary Talalaj, 79, died on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at Monsignor Bojnowski Manor in New Britain. She was born on July 22, 1937 in New Britain, to the late Felix and Stella (Mazanski) Talalaj. She graduated from Mary Immaculate Academy in New Britain in 1955, and from Teachers College of Connecticut (CCSU) in 1959. During the 1960-61 school year, Helen taught at Canton High School, and...
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Stanley Dombkowski

February 8, 2017

Stanley P. Dombkowski, 83, of Kensington, passed away at home peacefully on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. He was the beloved husband of the late Dolores (Hilinsky) Dombkowski. Born in New Britain, son of the late Francis and Stanley Dombkowski, he was a longtime Kensington resident and a member of St. Andrew's Church, New Britain. Stanley honorably served his country in the U.S. Army and was...
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Jesse B. Jacobs

February 7, 2017

Memorial Visitation Mon. 2/13/17 5-6pm
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Genowefa Sulewski

February 4, 2017

Genowefa (Makuszewski) Sulewski, 89, of New Britain, loving wife of the late Jan Sulewski, passed away on Saturday, February 4th 2017. Born in Poland, she was the daughter of the late Jan and Mariana (Banachowska) Makuszewski. She grew up in Poland, coming to the United States in 1973. Genowefa settled in New Britain where she raised her family and was a devoted member of Sacred Heart Church. ...
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Alfred Eaton

January 20, 2017

Alfred R. Eaton, 85, of Newington, passed away on January 30, 2017 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Augusta, ME, son of the late Maynard and Evelyn (Burridge) Eaton, he grew up in Maine where he graduated high school before serving his country honorably in the United States Air Force. He then raised his family in East Hartford where he was employed at Pratt and Whitney, moving to Newington 23...
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Danuta Banel

January 8, 2017

Danuta Banel, 80, wife of, Wiktor Banel, of New Britain, passed peacefully, on Sunday, January 8, 2017 at home, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Poland to the late Bronislaw Irzyk and Margaret (Szwajnoch) Irzyk. Before retiring, Danuta worked as a machinist at the Reflexite Plastic Company. She lived in New Britain for 39 years after living in Poland. She was a member of Sacred Heart...
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Barbara Radziwon-Szymanowski

January 6, 2017

Barbara "Basia" Radziwon- Szymanowski of Cromwell, CT died Friday January 6, 2017, peacefully at St. Francis Hospital. Daughter of Janina Radziwon and the late Waclaw (Walter) Radziwon. She was born in New Britain and had also lived in Newington and most recently, Cromwell. She graduated from Holy Cross School and Newington High School and then attained her associate's degree. Beginning her...
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Barbara Slysz

January 4, 2017

Lifelong New Britain resident, Barbara Ellyn Schroedel Slysz passed away on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 after a short illness. She leaves behind many family members and friends who are deeply saddened by her passing yet rejoicing that she is reunited with family and friends including her beloved husband Stan. Barb was born on April 4, 1933 to Ellen and William Schroedel. She and her sister,...
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Catherine Anne Tully

January 3, 2017

Catherine Anne (Day) Tully, 90, of Newington, CT, formerly of Scranton, PA, passed away on January 3, 2017. "Anne" was born in Scranton to the late John and Katherine Day. She graduated from Central High School and worked for many years at the Bell Telephone Company. She married the love of her life, Joseph Tully of Scranton, in 1960. They traveled extensively as part of Joe's Navy service. ...
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Henry J. Dawidowicz

December 29, 2016

Henry J. Dawidowicz, 94, of New Britain died on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016. He was the beloved husband of the late Lucille T. (Dawnerowicz) Dawidowicz. Born in New Britain, son of the late Albin and Lottie (Kania) Dawidowicz, he was a lifelong city resident. Henry was a Captain in the U.S. Army, 1st Cavalry Div. during WW II and served in the 43rd Div. during the Korean War. He retired from the...
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Marie Skwiot

April 13, 1918 - December 18, 2016

Early Sunday morning on December 18, 2016, Marie (Sokolowski) Skwiot, 98, of New Britain passed away peacefully and entered into the Kingdom of God. She was born in Middletown and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Rose Sokolowski. Marie was predeceased by her loving husband of 62 years, Joseph W. Skwiot. Marie was employed by Pratt & Whitney Aircraft until her retirement in 1983. She and...
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Gertrude E. Kusnerczyk

September 3, 1926 - December 10, 2016

Gertrude (Tomaszewski) Kusnerczyk, 90, of Kensington, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, December 10, 2016. She was the beloved wife of the late Francis "Frank" Kusnerczyk until his passing in 2005. Gert grew up in New Britain and attended local schools. She was employed as an administrative assistant at Guida's Dairy for some time and also worked at the New Britain Board of...
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Adela P. Kania

December 6, 2016

Adela (Pulek) Kania died on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at Monsignor Bojnowski Manor in New Britain. Adela was born in New Britain on December 21, 1920 and was the daughter of the late John and Stella (Stankiewicz) Pulek. She was a graduate of New Britain High School, class of 1939 and Bay Path University, Springfield, MA in 1941. Her husband, Dr. Henry S. Kania died on January 2, 1980. She is...
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Krystyna Andrukiewicz

June 6, 1952 - December 3, 2016

Krystyna (Bagienski) Andrukiewicz, 64, of New Britain, died unexpectedly at her home on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016. Married for 40 years, she was the beloved wife and loving partner of Waclaw Andrukiewicz. Born in Poland, daughter of Irena Bagienski and the late Jan Bagienski, Krystyna resided in New Britain since 1994. She was a middle school teacher and principal in Poland, and was currently...
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Pasquale P. Forgione

November 10, 1926 - December 2, 2016

On Friday, December 2, 2016, Pasquale P. Forgione, 90, passed on to eternal life at The Landing in Farmington with his loving family at his side. Born in New Britain on November 10, 1926, he was the son of the late Antonio & Anna (Carrozza) Forgione. He was a lifelong resident of New Britain and was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church. He served our country with great pride in the United...
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Kazimiera Olender

December 2, 2016

Kazimiera Olender, 87, of New Britain, passed away peacefully, on Friday, December 2, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family, just shy of her 88th birthday. She was the beloved wife of Roman Olender for 63 years. Born in Poland, she came to the U.S. in 1963 and was a New Britain resident since 1967. Kazimiera was a devout catholic and member of Sacred Heart Church. She was employed by...
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Stanley B. Januszewski

November 30, 2016

Stanley Bruno Januszewski, a lifetime resident of New Britain, passed away on Wednesday, November 30, 2016. He was married to the love of his life, the late Albina (Dawidowicz) Januszewski, for more than 60 years. Stanley was the son of the late Adam and Rozalia (Sobiech) Januszewski and a parishoner of Holy Cross Church. He was employed as a tool and die maker by the Marlin Rockwell Corporation...
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Karen I. Brodersen

November 27, 2016

Karen I. Brodersen, 74, of Newington, passed away on Sunday, November 27, 2016. Born in New York City, daughter of the late Richard and Ellen (Beck) Brodersen, she was first generation American and raised in Queens, NY. She previously lived in Florida, caring for her parents prior to moving to Newington in 1982. She was employed at The Travelers Insurance Co. and various other jobs prior to...
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Elaine (Jackson) Johnson

November 25, 2016

Elaine J. Johnson, 86, a longtime resident of Newington, passed away on Friday, November 25, 2016 at her home. Born on September 21, 1930, Elaine was the daughter of the late Wilbur and Bertha (Winston) Jackson and the wife of 43 years to the late Oscar "Ed" Johnson. Elaine was a member of the Wethersfield Evangelical Free Church, where she enjoyed attending services and the fellowship of its...
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Dorothy "Dottie" (Malikowski) Barry

November 24, 2016

Dorothy "Dottie" (Malikowski) Barry of New Britain, went "Home" to her Lord and family this past Thanksgiving morning, November 24, 2016. Dottie was born on July 11, 1923 on a farm in Southington. She was the second of three children born in the United States to the late John and Stefania Malikowski. She was a young child when the family bought their home in New Britain. She graduated from New...
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Edward J. Bartosewicz

November 23, 2016

Edward J. Bartosewicz, 89, of New Britain died on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 at the Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain. He was the beloved husband of Phyllis (Schlotterbeck) McLellan Bartosewicz for the last 20 years. Born in New Britain, son of the late Stanley and Anne (Michwiec) Bartosewicz, he was a lifelong city resident and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Ed was...
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Henrietta (Kozlowski) Henclewski

November 15, 2016

Henrietta (Kozlowski) Henclewski, 74, of New Britain, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at the Hospital of Central CT. She was the beloved wife of the late Kazimierz Henclewski. Born in a small village in Bialystok, Poland, daughter of the late Henryk and Weronika (Nierodzik) Kozlowski, she was a New Britain resident since 1957 and a member of Sacred Heart Church and its...
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Sophie P. Witz

November 10, 2016

Sophie (Urbanowicz) Witz, 93, of Plainville, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at home, surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of the late Henry Witz with whom she shared 62 wonderful years of marriage. Born in New Britain, daughter of the late John and Rose Urbanowicz, she attended Sacred Heart School and graduated from New Britain High School. She was employed...
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George Bartholomew Varhol

June 13, 1925 - November 8, 2016

George B. Varhol, 91, of New Hartford, died on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 peacefully at home. He was the beloved husband of the late Venegia "Gia" Varhol. Born and raised in New Britain, son of the late John P. and Mary M. (Chesanek) Varhol, he lived here most of his life and moved to Las Vegas, NV, where he enjoyed the lifestyle. He and his wife were "extras" in Hollywood movies for 10 years. ...
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Henry J. Turek

November 6, 2016

Henry J. Turek, 95, of New Britain, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 6, 2016. He was the beloved husband of Genevieve (Urbanowitz) Turek for 71 years. Born in New Britain, son of the late Joseph and Mary (Uchalik) Turek, he was a lifelong New Britain resident and member of Sacred Heart Church. Henry honorably served his country in the U. S. Army Air Forces during World War II. He...
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Roman Jan Dobrocki

January 30, 1927 - November 2, 2016

Roman Jan Dobrocki, born January 30, 1927 in Trzemeszno, Poland, passed away after a short illness on Wednesday, November 2, 2016. As a youth living in Poland during WWII, he was put into forced labor for 6 years on German farms by the Nazis. Roman was rescued by the British Army at the end of the war and worked for them until 1956 at which time he, his beloved, predeceased wife, Edeltraut, and...
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Susan M. Jaksina

October 30, 2016

Susan M. (Bocompagni) Jaksina, 90, of Berlin, formerly of New Britain, died peacefully on Sunday, October 30, 2016, surrounded by her loving family, after a long and debilitating illness. Born in New Britain to the late Frank and Mary (Ricci) Bocompagni, she was a longtime resident up until her health warranted more care and she moved into her daughter Debra's home in Berlin. Susan was a very...
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Dorothy L. Kask

May 12, 1937 - October 22, 2016

On Saturday, October 22, 2016, Dorothy L. Kask, 79, entered into eternal life at Autumn Lake Healthcare. Born in New Britain on May 12, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Julius & Rose (Piorkowski) Kask. She was a longtime Newington resident, always devoted to her family, and had been a longtime member of the Church of the Holy Spirit. Prior to her retirement, she was employed with Lord &...
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Daniel Joseph Caron, Sr.

October 21, 2016

Daniel Joseph Caron Sr., 63, who lived his life in his beloved Bristol, CT, died Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, at Bristol Hospital. Dan was born on April 11, 1953 at Bristol Hospital, and was the eldest son of the late Adelard and Mary (Cyr) Caron of Canada, Van Buren, Maine and Bristol, CT. Dan was a graduate of Bristol Central High School Class of 1971 and held an associate's degree in Drafting and...
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Henry Pouliot

November 27, 1926 - October 21, 2016

Henry Pouliot, 89, of New Britain died on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016 at home. He was the beloved husband of Kathleen (Duffy) Pouliot, for 65 years. Born in New Britain, he was a lifelong city resident, he served in the U.S. Navy during WW II and was a member of Holy Cross Church. Henry owned and operated H. Pouliot, Inc., home builders and developers for many years, with projects in New Britain,...
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Dorothy M. Gworek

April 5, 1933 - October 18, 2016

On Tuesday, October 18, 2016, Dorothy M. Gworek, 83, passed away peacefully to eternal life, surrounded by her loving family. Born in New Britain, on April 5, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Martin and Katherine (Suski) Marut. She was a lifelong resident where she was a parishioner of St. Jerome's Church, and prior to retirement was an inspector at Fafnir Bearing for many years. She was...
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George Ziezulewicz

October 11, 2016

Killingworth, CT-Rev. George Ziezulewicz, age 81, passed away peacefully with his family around him, laughing and sharing memories of our lives together on Tuesday October 11, 2016 at Connecticut Hospice in Branford. Rev. Ziezulewicz was born in New Britain, CT on June 17, 1935, son of the late Walter F. and Jessie (Switajewski) Ziezulewicz. He attended area schools and heeded his call to the...
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Mona D. Morin

October 9, 2016

Mona (Deschenes) Morin, 67, of New Britain died on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016. She was the beloved wife of Serge Morin for 43 years. Born in Edmundston, New Brunswick, Canada, daughter of the late Armand and Elise (Bosse) Deschenes, she lived in Hartford before moving to New Britain 15 years ago. Mona was employed by Holo-Krome, West Hartford and was a member of St. Jerome Church. She enjoyed...
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Zbigniew Murawko

October 8, 2016

Zbigniew Murawko, 64, of New Britain, passed away on Saturday, October 8, 2016. Born on February 17, 1952 in Poland, he was the son of the late Czeslaw and Melania (Grzelak) Murawko. Zbigniew was a member of Sacred Heart Church in New Britain and worked at Guida-Seibert Dairy for over 15 years. In his leisure time he enjoyed fishing, going to beaches and spending time outdoors. He is survived...
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Jean (Oehler) Balavender

October 7, 2016

Jean (Oehler) Balavender, 84, of New Britain, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 7, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Stephen L Balavender for 63 years. Daughter of the late Louis and Alice (Mardin) Oehler, she was born and raised in Bristol until 1953 when she and Steve were married. They then began their life in New Britain and were members of St. John...
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Tera Jean Molchan

October 3, 2016

Tera Jean Molchan, 38, of Fort Myers Beach, FL passed into the loving arms of Jesus on October 3, 2016. Tera was a vivacious, enthusiastic person who brightened up the world with her beautiful smile. She cared deeply and had a tender, loving heart. She will be sadly missed and always remembered. She is the treasured daughter of Bonnie Jean Fisco of East Haven, CT and Peter Molchan of Queens, NY...
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Barbara J. Gwiazdowski

September 28, 2016

Barbara J. Gwiazdowski, 68, wife of Mieczyslaw, of Bristol, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 in Bristol, CT. Born in Poland to the late Jozef and Janina (Kawka) Pokrywka. Barbara enjoyed gardening, vacationing, camping and cooking. No one ever left her home without enjoying a wonderful meal. But most of all, she loved spending time with her family and was the best...
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Genevieve (Zajaczkowski) Malachowski

September 26, 2016

Genevieve "Jean" (Zajaczkowski) Malachowski, 98, of New Britain, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 26, 2016. She was the beloved wife of Walter Malachowski. A lifelong New Britain resident, Genevieve was the daughter of Wincenty and Scholastyka (Urbanowicz) Zajaczkowski and a member of Holy Cross Church, the Mother's Club and the Rosary Society. She honorably served her country in the...
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Cecelia Kuzara

September 19, 2016

Cecelia (Borkowski) Kuzara, 90, of New Britain, passed away quietly at Monsignor Bojnowski Manor on Monday, September 19, 2016. She was a lifelong resident born in New Britain to the late John and Teofila Borkowski. Cissy was an experienced seamstress who worked at what is now the Hospital of Central CT for many years prior to her retirement. Beloved sister and aunt, she leaves behind her twin...
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Teresa Bagienski

May 27, 1956 - September 18, 2016

Teresa (Kmita) Bagienski, 60, of Bristol, passed away on Sunday, September 18, 2016. She was born in Poland to the late Waclaw and Helena (Palkiewicz) Kmita. Teresa was a wonderful woman who will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved her. She leaves behind her husband, Tadeusz Bagienski; her sisters Maria Raczkowska and her husband Ryszard and Barbara Kirej and her husband Frank; her adored...
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Alfreda J. Varhol

July 9, 1958 - September 6, 2016

Alfreda J. Varhol, 58, daughter of the late John and Bernice (Jakacki) Varhol, died on Tuesday, Sep. 6, 2016 at home. Born in New Britain she grew up here, moving to Plainville 20 years ago. Alfreda worked in the CCARC Workshop Program and was active in the Special Olympics for many years. She enjoyed bowling, dancing and all family get-togethers. Survivors include her two brothers and their...
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Martha A. Karpiej

August 27, 2016

Martha A. Karpiej, 95, of New Britain, beloved wife of the late Alphonse Karpiej, passed away on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at Jerome Home in New Britain. Born in Bristol, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Agnes (Maselek) Kwasniewski Gajek. Martha lived most of her life in New Britain where she worked at Atkins Printing Company before starting her family. After her children were grown...
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Jan Sidor

August 27, 2016

Jan Sidor, 96, of New Britain, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, August 27, 2016. He was the beloved husband of Marianna (Halas) Sidor for 72 years. Born in Poland, son of the late Wojciech and Zofia (Pyszak) Sidor, a man before his time, he was a modern day farmer and took great pride in his hops plantation. Jan appreciated the freedom and privileges given to him in America and was...
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Amy L. Kuklinski

March 10, 1974 - August 17, 2016

Boguslawa L. "Amy" Kuklinski, 42, of Rocky Hill, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 17, 2016. She graduated from Sacred Heart Elementary School, NBHS (Class of 1992) and then attended Western CT State University. Almost since she could walk it was known she would be an exceptional athlete. She achieved All-State status many times and always sported her lucky number 10. Family and...
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Jozefa Alot

August 8, 2016

Jozefa Alot, 94, of New Britain, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, August 8, 2016 with her family by her side. She is now reunited with her loving husband, the late Wladyslaw Alot. In 1966, Jozefa and Wladyslaw immigrated to the U.S. with their children and settled in New Britain where she worked hard to care for her family. She was a devoted parishioner of Sacred Heart Church and...
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Sophie (Bartosiewicz) Markiewicz

February 27, 1918 - August 8, 2016

Sophie (Bartosiewicz) Markiewicz, 98, of New Britain, passed away on Monday, August 8, 2016. Born in New Britain to the late Stanley and Anna (Meliski) Bartosiewicz, she was a lifelong resident. Sophie was employed by Fafnir Bearing as a press operator for many years prior to her retirement. She is survived by her daughter, Virginia Leupold who was her devoted caregiver for the last 12 years....
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John Paul Dobek

August 5, 2016

John Paul Dobek, 86, beloved husband, father & grandfather passed away Friday, August 5, 2016. Born in New Britain, in 1930, he remained a New Britain resident for most of his life. John was the son of the late Franciszek (Frank) Dobek and Stanislawa (Stella) Buchacz Dobek Lukaszewski. John was devoted to his wife of 50 years, Mary (Kwasnik) Dobek, who predeceased him in 2009. John worked at...
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Theodore Biskupiak

July 25, 1931 - July 29, 2016

Theodore Biskupiak, 85, was eternally reunited with his only true love and soulmate the late Kay (Kaoru Watanabe) Biskupiak on Friday, July 29, 2016. Theodore was born in Berlin, Connecticut lived most of his life in New Britain and had died unexpectedly after a short illness at Jerome Home in New Britain. He is survived by his daughter Mona Cappuccio and her husband David of Newington, his...
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Lancelot P. Coulter, Jr.

August 24, 1938 - July 29, 2016

On Friday, July 29, 2016, Lancelot P. Coulter, Jr., 77, a longtime resident of New Britain and Old Saybrook, passed away at the Hospital of Central CT. Born in New London, CT on August 24, 1938, he was the son of the late Lancelot P. Coulter, Sr. and Elva (Leavitt). He was a proud veteran of the United States Navy as well as the United States Army and the Reserves. Prior to his retirement from...
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Andrzej Stancel

July 21, 2016

Andrzej Stancel, 56, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, July 21, 2016. He was the beloved husband of Jadwiga (Berk) Stancel. In addition to his wife, Andrzej leaves behind his daughter, Justyna Nowak and her husband, Grzegorz; his adored granddaughter, Daria and his brothers: Tadeusz, Krzysztof, Miroslaw, Jan and Dariusz Stancel. He was predeceased by his parents, Kazimierz and Genowefa ...
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Theresa B. Kuzara

July 12, 2016

Theresa (Borkowski) Kuzara, 88, of New Britain, passed away on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at Msgr. Bojnowski Manor. Born in New Britain, daughter of the late John and Teofila (Dzokowski) Borkowski, she was a lifelong resident and a member of Holy Cross Church. She loved reading and doing puzzles, but most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. A loving and...
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Pauline (Romajas) Gedraitis

June 25, 1927 - July 8, 2016

Pauline B. (Romajas) Gedraitis, 89, a lifelong resident of the Marion section of Southington, died peacefully on Friday, July 8, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank Gedraitis. Born in Waterbury, daughter of the late Vincent and Anna (Macionis) Romajas, she was a member of St. Aloysius Church and was proud of her Lithuanian heritage. Throughout the...
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Mark A. Ciesielski

July 4, 2016

Mark A. Ciesielski, 44, of Plantsville, formerly of Plainville, passed away Monday, July 4, 2016 from complications related to diabetes. Born in New Britain, son of Daniel and Joan (Zapor) Ciesielski of Plainville, he was raised in Plainville and graduated Plainville High School in 1990. He had a passion for cooking, the Red Sox, and his family. Mark loved the Southington community, in particular...
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