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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

Edward Golebiewski

September 29, 1934 - May 14, 2018

Edward Golebiewski, 83, of Plainville, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, May 14, 2018. He was born in Warsaw, Poland to the late Gustaw and Janina (Mierzejewska) Golebiewski. Edward had an immense passion for music, dancing, and playing the accordion. He was an avid soccer fan, and enjoyed watching UConn sports. A loving father and grandfather, he is survived by his children Mirek...
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Krystina (Janicki) Nadeau

May 9, 1975 - May 6, 2018

Krystina (Janicki) Nadeau, 42, of New Britain, died unexpectedly at her home on Sunday, May 6, 2018. She was born in New Britain to Irena (Ramotowska) and the late Antoni Janicki. She attended local schools and was most recently employed by Klingberg Family Centers. Kris was an outgoing, beautiful soul who had a heart of gold. As her Facebook bio states "ppl lover," that indeed she was. A...
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Kathleen (Rich) McCrann

May 5, 1958 - May 2, 2018

Kathleen (Rich) McCrann, 59, of Bristol, died on Tuesday, May 2, 2018 after a hard-fought battle with cancer. She was born in New Britain to the late Walter and Virginia (Rival) Rich and attended local schools. Kathy worked as a nurse throughout her life also doing what she loved the most, teaching nursing school. She loved being involved in all of her children's school functions including in the...
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Andrea (Wanik) Oden

April 23, 2018

Andrea (Wanik) Oden, 57, of Plainville, passed away peacefully after a brief illness, on Monday, April 23, 2018. She was the beloved wife and best friend of Wayne H. Oden for almost 33 years. Born and raised in New Britain, daughter of Janet (Peterson) Wanik of FL and the late Walter M. Wanik, she was a Plainville resident for 26 years. Andrea received her Master's degree in Special Education...
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John J. Kruczek

April 23, 2018

It is with profound sadness that we share with you, the passing of John J. Kruczek on Monday, April 23, 2018. Born in New Britain in 1957 to the late Charles A. and Helen (Pacinda) Kruczek, he was a longtime resident, graduating from E.C. Goodwin Technical School in 1975. John worked as a bridge and roadway inspector for many years. He was a master craftsman and enjoyed woodworking and was a fan...
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Lottie S. Kulas

January 1, 1932 - April 23, 2018

Lottie S. Kulas, 86, of New Britain died on Monday, April 23, 2018. Born in Poland to the late Joseph and Frances (Drenzek) Kulas, she was a longtime New Britain resident, parishioner of Sacred Heart Church and a member of its Ladies' Guild. She had been employed as an inspector at Fafnir Bearing for 32 years and belonged to the Fafnir Seniors Club. Lottie was always known to be a wonderful, kind...
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Jan Litwinko

September 18, 1927 - April 21, 2018

Jan Litwinko, 90, of Colchester, formerly of New Britain, died peacefully on Saturday, April 21, 2018, with family by his side. He was the beloved husband of the late Waclawa Litwinko. Born in Poland, he was a New Britain resident since 1966 and was a member of Sacred Heart Church. Mr. Litwinko retired from Atlantic Machine Tool Works, Inc., Newington, after many years of employment. He loved to...
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Emilia F. "Millie" Kurnik

December 12, 1928 - April 13, 2018

Emilia F. "Millie" Kurnik, 89, lifelong resident of New Britain, passed away peacefully on April 13, 2018 in the comfort of her home. Born in New Britain to the late Joseph and Julianna Kurnik, she attended local schools, graduated high school and nursing school. A woman of strong faith, she was a parishioner of Sacred Heart Church and had a long career caring for others as a Registered Nurse at...
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Stanley J. Backiel, Jr.

April 6, 2018

Stanley J. Backiel, Jr., 60, of New Britain, passed away on Friday, April 6, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in New Britain, son of the late Stanley and Rose (Marcati) Backiel, he was a lifelong New Britain resident and a very active member of Sacred Heart Church. At church, Stanley served as a Eucharistic minister and a member of their Holy Name Society. He was also a 4th...
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Celina Gajdowska Waldowski

April 3, 2018

Celina (Gajdowska) Waldowski, 88, of New Britain, died on April 3, 2018 at her home. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward Waldowski. Born in Poland, daughter of the late Jan and Janina Gajdowski, she was a New Britain resident for 48 years and a member of Sacred Heart Church. She enjoyed tending to her household and cooking. A loving mother and grandmother, she leaves her two daughters,...
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Rita E. Grygus

April 2, 2018

Rita E. Grygus, 84, of New Britain, passed away on Monday, April 2, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Charles and Estelle (Sheffield) Grygus. Born in New Britain, she lived in New Britain all her life, spending her summers in Old Lyme. Rita was a member of St. Paul's Church, Kensington. She graduated from New Britain High School, then received her BSN from Boston College and her MSN from...
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Krystyna (Rembecka) Kondracki

March 24, 1939 - April 2, 2018

Krystyna (Rembecka) Kondracki, 79, of New Britain, died peacefully on Monday, April 2, 2018 with her son, daughters-in-law and grandchildren by her side. She was born in Poland and attended school to become a clothing designer. While in Poland, she worked as a tailor, creating beautiful dresses and custom-made suits. She loved to tell her family the story of when she came to the U.S. in 1961 with...
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Lucy Wiosna

June 13, 1951 - April 1, 2018

Lucy Wiosna, 66, of Farmington, passed away unexpectedly at home on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018. She was born in Poland to Roman and Aleksandra Charlam on June 13th 1951. In 1976 she gave birth to her only child, Martin Wiosna shortly after marrying her husband, Wieslaw Wiosna. Lucy left Poland in 1986 and immigrated to the United States to seek out a better life for herself and her family....
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Carol Ann (Kaczmarczyk) Georgacopoulos

March 11, 1954 - March 31, 2018

Carol Ann (Kaczmarczyk) Georgacopoulos, 64, of New Britain, died on Saturday, March 31, 2018. Born in New Britain to the late Casimir and Stella (Waskitz) Kaczmarczyk, she attended local schools and was a local lifeguard. She graduated from Peter Bent Brigham School of Nursing in Boston, MA and worked as a nurse in various healthcare settings throughout Connecticut. She enjoyed going for long...
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Josephine C. Czarnota

March 31, 2018

Josephine ("Tootsie") Catherine (Chesanek) Czarnota, 84, passed away on Saturday, March 31, 2018, after a brief, courageous battle with cancer. She was the beloved wife for over 61 years of Edward Czarnota, Sr. Josephine was born in New Britain and was the daughter of Andrew and Helen (Yelenak) Chesanek. She attended local schools and was formerly employed as a bookkeeper at Lehrer's Hardware...
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Czeslaw Bialczak

March 19, 1945 - March 27, 2018

Czeslaw Bialczak, 73, of Berlin, formerly of New Britain, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. He was born in Poland and moved to the U.S. in 2000. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by Supreme Lake Mfg., Inc. as a machine operator. Days before his passing, Czeslaw was enjoying time with his family and celebrating his birthday on a cruise ship vacation when he experienced an...
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Wanda "June" (Dymkowski) Mercier

September 15, 1940 - March 27, 2018

Wanda "June" (Dymkowski) Mercier peacefully joined her eternal heavenly family on March 27, 2018, surrounded by her beloved family including her cousins Donna and Valerie, after courageously battling a terminal illness. Born on September 15, 1940 in New Britain, CT, to parents John and Wanda (Filipek) Dymkowski, she began her education in New Britain city schools and graduated from New Britain...
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Helen (Pacinda) Kruczek

June 25, 1929 - March 27, 2018

Helen P. Kruczek, 88, of New Britain, died peacefully on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at Connecticut Hospice in Branford. She was a lifelong resident born to the late John and Mary (Labas) Pacinda and graduated from New Britain High School, Class of 1947. Helen was employed by CCSU as an assistant to the Dean of Graduate Studies from which she retired after 29 years of dedicated service. She spent...
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Francis J. "Frank" Wesoly

March 26, 2018

Francis Joseph Wesoly, formerly of New Britain, Giants Neck Beach, Niantic, and South Palm Beach, FL, entered into eternal rest peacefully on Monday, March 26, 2018 in Waterford, surrounded by his family. "Frank" as he was commonly known to friends, was born on June 4, 1927, in New Britain, the second youngest son of the late John and Katherine (Nostin) Wesoly. He attended Sacred Heart School...
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Witold Stanislaw Kaczmarczyk

August 8, 1960 - March 17, 2018

Witold Stanislaw Kaczmarczyk, 57, of New Britain, died peacefully on Saturday, March 17, 2018 in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his family. Witek defied his illness and astonished his doctors with his unrelenting will to live. His sense of humor and positive attitude stayed strong even up until his final moments. Witek was the epitome of being the perfect host. His passion for cooking...
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Frances M. Sledzik

March 15, 2018

Frances Marie Aniela Potrepka Sledzik died peacefully in Ponte Vedra Beach Florida on March 16, 2018, surrounded by her four children and family. She was 87. The daughter of Julian and Aniela (Trybulski) Potrepka, Fran was born in Bristol, Connecticut, and graduated from Bristol Central High School. She worked at Lake Compounce where she met the love of her life, Chester S. Sledzik. They...
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Thomas C. Coccomo

August 15, 1928 - March 11, 2018

Thomas C. Coccomo, 89, of New Britain, beloved husband of Connie (Mottola) for 67 years, died suddenly on Sunday, March 11, 2018. He was born in New Britain to the late Sebastian and Lena (Fazzina) Coccomo and was a lifelong resident. Tom proudly served his country in the U.S. Army and upon return to civilian life, was employed by the State of CT as a Judicial Marshall until his retirement. He...
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Paul Cloutier

September 4, 1935 - March 11, 2018

Paul Cloutier, 82, of New Britain, passed away on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at the Hospital of Central Connecticut – New Britain campus, surrounded by his family. Born and raised in Massachusetts, Paul earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University, which guided his career as an engineer for the State of CT Judicial Branch until his retirement in 2000. Paul proudly served...
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Marianna Rutkowski

May 14, 1925 - March 10, 2018

Marianna Rutkowski, 92, was called to eternal life peacefully on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Cassena Care in New Britain. Born in Poland on May 14, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Stanislaw and Antonina (Habsinska) Podufalski. She came to the United States in 1955 and was a longtime New Britain resident where she was a communicant of Holy Cross Church and active at the New Britain Senior...
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Bernice (Adams) Baylock

March 9, 2018

Bernice A. (Adams) Baylock, 99, of Plainville, loving wife of the late George Baylock, passed away on Friday, March 9, 2108 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Born in New Britain, daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Vielakas) Adams, she graduated from New Britain High School in 1938 and raised her family in town before moving to Plainville 50 years ago. She retired from Holo...
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Robert E. Loss

March 25, 1949 - March 7, 2018

FUNERAL RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER - The world is a sadder place with the unexpected passing of Robert Loss, 68, of Kensington on March 7, 2018. Born in New Britain on March 25, 1949, the son of the late Edward and Helen (Yapczanka) Loss, he was a former New Britain resident, moving to Kensington in 1991. Bob was a graduate of New Britain High School, Hartford Technical College and the...
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Stanislaw Arciuch

August 1, 1938 - March 4, 2018

Stanislaw Arciuch, 79, of New Britain, beloved husband of Anna (Garbolinska) Arciuch for 61 years, died on Sunday, March 4, 2018. Born in Poland to the late Kazimierz and Anna Arciuch, he immigrated to the U.S. in 1978 to begin a new life with his family. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children:...
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Nellie A. Hnatt

June 1, 1918 - March 3, 2018

Nellie A. (Tomczewski) Hnatt, 99 of New Britain, CT and formerly of Jersey City, NJ passed away on Saturday, March 3, 2018. She was born on June 1, 1918 in New Britain to the late John and Agatha (Izdebska) Tomczewski. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 50 years Joseph A. Hnatt. She is survived by her sisters, Jean Pasqual, Ann Chorzempa and Frances Mazza. She was predeceased by sisters...
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Veronica E. Piontkowski

March 17, 1918 - February 27, 2018

Veronica E. Piontkowski, 99, was called to eternal life on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain. Born in Bristol, CT on March 17, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Walter & Agnes (Maselek) (Kwasnieski) Gajek. She was a longtime New Britain resident where she was a member of Holy Cross Church. Prior to retirement, she was employed with Cigna, and...
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Elizabeth (Godek) Zyla

February 21, 1928 - February 20, 2018

Elizabeth Victoria (Godek) Zyla, 89, lifelong resident of New Britain, died peacefully on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 after a brief illness. She was the widow of the late Casimer Zyla whom she married on May 5, 1951. Elizabeth was a parishioner of Holy Cross Church and a member of its Ladies Guild and worked as a timekeeper for Emhart Corp. for many years. Left to mourn her passing is her daughter...
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Henrietta Abramczyk

July 5, 1926 - February 18, 2018

Henrietta "Sweetie" Abramczyk, 91, was called to eternal life on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at home peacefully, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Poland on July 5, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Stanislaw & Stella (Subocz) Sadkowski. She was a longtime New Britain resident where she was a communicant of Holy Cross Church and held membership with their Ladies Guild and the Catholic...
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Marianna Kaliska

August 2, 1932 - February 18, 2018

Marianna Kaliska, 85, was called to eternal life on Sunday, February 18, 2018, at the Hospital of Central Connecticut. Born in Poland on August 2, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Walenty & Anotonina (Jafra) Stempien. She came to the United States in 1979, settling in New Britain and was employed with the Avon Old Farms Hotel prior to her retirement. Left to honor and cherish her...
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Florence H. Boissonneault

February 15, 2018

Florence H. Boissonneault, 95, of New Britain, beloved wife of the late Norman J. Boissonneault, passed away on February 15, 2018, at Bojnowski Manor in New Britain. Born in New Britain, daughter of the late Alexander and Helena (Perzan) Kaczynski, and resided in New Britain all of her life. Florence was a graduate of New Britain High School, was a member of both St. Francis Church and Sacred...
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Natalie M. Liss

October 21, 1925 - February 13, 2018

Natalie (Mierzejewski) Liss, 92, of New Britain passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. She was the beloved wife of the late Walter J. Liss. Natalie was born in New Britain to Mary (Brzozowski) and Waclaw Mierzejewski. She graduated from New Britain High School and was a member of the General Haller Post Drum Corp. She worked as medical secretary to the chief pathologist at New...
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Adam Dziubanski

February 13, 2018

Adam Dziubanski, 70, of New Britain, passed away on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at the Hospital of Central CT. He was the beloved husband of Irena (Kumiega) Dziubanski for 50 years. Born in Poland, son of the late Tadeusz and Genowefa (Radwanska) Dziubanski, he came to the U.S. in 1981 after being a Member of Solidarity and forced out of Poland. He was employed as a machine operator for various...
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Jozefa Kirej

October 10, 1922 - February 12, 2018

On Monday, February 12, 2018, Jozefa Kirej, 95, was called to eternal life in New Britain. Born on October 10, 1922, in Poland, she was the daughter of the late Jozef & Antonina Marcinczyk. She came to the United States in 1966 settling to New Britain where she was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Stanislaw Kirej and a son Roman Kirej. Left to...
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Marianna Sidor

February 11, 2018

Marianna (Halas) Sidor, 91, wife of the late Jan Sidor, passed away suddenly, Sunday, February 11, 2018, with her family by her side. Born in Poland, she was the daughter of the late Michal and Maria (Sidor) Halas. Marianna's pride and joy was her farm in Poland where she and her family raised hops. She worked sunrise to sunset, and was extremely handy. Her hobbies were working on crafts,...
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Leroy H. Newell

June 4, 1921 - February 6, 2018

Leroy H. Newell, 96, was called to eternal life on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 from the Jefferson House. Born in Waterbury, CT, on June 4, 1921, he was the son of the late Paul & Minnie (Kreidel) Newell. He proudly served our country in the United States Army during WWII. He lived in Newington since 1955 where he and his late wife Doris raised their family and was a member of Our Saviors...
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Reverend Daniel Joseph Karpiey

April 13, 1930 - January 27, 2018

Reverend Daniel Joseph Karpiey, 87, was called to eternal life on Saturday, January 27, 2018 while residing at Monsignor Bojnowski Manor in New Britain. Born on April 13, 1930, he was the son of the late Dominic and Anna (Ruszewicz) Karpiej. Father received his education from Sacred Heart of Jesus School, 1935-1944, New Britain Sr. High School, 1944-1949, and St. Thomas Seminary, 1949-1951 ...
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Regina Wolodkowicz

January 26, 1925 - January 26, 2018

Regina (Zytkiewicz) Wolodkowicz, of New Britain, died peacefully on her 93rd birthday, Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late Jan Wolodkowicz. Born in Poland, daughter of the late Paul and Anna (Snopkowska) Zytkiewicz, she moved to the United States in 1965, residing in New Britain for most of her life. Mrs. Wolodkowicz was a devoted Catholic....
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Margaret Krawczynski

April 2, 1948 - January 25, 2018

Margaret Krawczynski, 69, of Plainville, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 25, 2018 with her sister Joanne by her side. Born and raised in New Britain on April 2, 1948, she was the daughter of the late Charles & Sophie (Unghire) Krawczynski. Marge graduated from New Britain High School, and Hartford Hospital School of Nursing. She started her career at New Britain Memorial Hospital...
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Irene (Malicki) Nalewajek

April 10, 1930 - January 24, 2018

Irene (Malicki) Nalewajek of Old Saybrook, beloved wife of the late Stanley Nalewajek, passed away peacefully on January 24, 2018. She was born on April 10, 1930 in New Britain, CT to the late Martin and Antoinette (Samorajczyk) Malicki. Irene and Stanley lived on Blue Hills Dairy Farm in Kensington for most of their married life; moving to Portland, CT then Hackettstown, NJ. Irene returned to...
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Czeslaw Letniowski

May 13, 1938 - January 20, 2018

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Burritt Hill Funeral Home, 332 Burritt St., New Britain, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, New Britain. Burial will take place in Komorow, Poland.
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Jan Joseph Matlega

January 2, 1930 - January 18, 2018

Jan (John)Matlega, 88, died peacefully January 18, 2018 at the Hospital of Central Connecticut surrounded by loved family members. Jan was born January 2, 1930, the son of Martin and Katherine (Bycoski) Matlega and was a lifelong resident of New Britain. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 57 years, Sophie (Lukaszewski) Matlega. Jan attended local schools and graduated from E.C. Goodwin...
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Maria (Popek) Nalewajek

September 17, 1954 - January 17, 2018

Maria (Popek) Nalewajek, 63, of Plainville, beloved wife of Mark Nalewajek, passed away in the early hours of Wednesday, January 17, 2018. She was born in Poland to Apolonia Popek and the late Ignacy Popek. She was employed as a machine operator for Stanley Black and Decker for many years. Maria was a selfless wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend who had an extraordinary way about her. She...
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Rosalie G. Samek

March 26, 1923 - January 12, 2018

Rosalie (Golas) Samek, 94, of New Britain, died peacefully in the comfort of her home on Friday, January 12, 2018. One of seven children, she was born in New Britain to the late Stanley and Rosalie (Shiok) Golas and attended local schools. She was a vibrant woman who had a zest for life. She was outgoing and social and enjoyed dancing, traveling, going to shows, playing BINGO and known for...
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Joseph F. Chudecki, Sr.

March 13, 1922 - January 11, 2018

Joseph Francis Chudecki, Sr., 95, of New Britain, passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2018. He was born in Poland on March 13, 1922 to the late Adolf and Emily (Szisko) Chudecki. A decorated veteran, Pfc. Joseph Chudecki proudly served his country in the 605th Anti Aircraft Artillery of the U.S. Army at Antwerp during WWII, and participated in the Invasion of Normandy including Northern France,...
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David T. Axelby

July 20, 1947 - January 9, 2018

David T. Axelby, 70, of New Britain, passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. He was the son of the late Harry and Clara (Taylor) Axelby and was a lifelong resident of New Britain. Dave enlisted into the U.S. Air Force and worked as a telecommunications system center technician. He received The Presidential Unit Citation with four clusters while serving in the USAF Strategic Air Command. He was...
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Helen Pienkos

January 8, 2018

Helen (Krajewski) Pienkos, longtime resident of New Britain, passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home on Monday, January 8, 2018. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank S. Pienkos who died in 1992. Helen was born in Holyoke, MA to the late Walter and Eleanor (Kowalski) Krajewski and lived in Enfield before settling in New Britain. She worked in the hand tool division of Stanley Works...
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Elvin B. Santiago, Jr.

August 23, 1962 - January 6, 2018

Elvin B. Santiago, Jr., 55, of New Britain, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, January 6, 2018. He was born in Ponce, P.R. to Elvin B. Santiago, Sr. and Angie Agosto. Elvin was a kind-hearted soul whose smile will live on in our memories. He is survived by his wife, Halina Kojtek; his children: Jessica, TJ, Cristian, Julia and Bianca Santiago; his twin granddaughters; his siblings: Angie...
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Czeslawa (Kapraszewska) Malinowska

August 9, 1941 - January 6, 2018

Czeslawa (Kapraszewska) Malinowska, 76, of New Britain, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 6, 2018 with her family at her side. She fought a courageous battle with cancer until her very last day and is now walking through Heaven's gate. Czeslawa was born in Lipniki, Poland on August 9, 1941 to the late Stefania and Boleslaw Kapraszewski. In Poland, she was an avid dancer and singer and...
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Florence (Tomczewski) Haze

January 22, 1923 - December 22, 2017

Florence (Tomczewski) Haze, 94, a lifelong resident of New Britain, joined her husband, Edmund and her daughters, Elaine Haze Semanchik and Kathy Larkspur in Heaven on Friday, December 22, 2017. For decades, Florence was a vibrant member of her community, helping her husband run their corner grocery store, Eddie's Market on Allen St., where they sold her famous pierogi. Florence was also known...
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Anna L. Duksa

December 20, 2017

Anna L. Duksa, 98, of Monterey, California, formerly of West Hartford and Madison, Connecticut died peacefully, on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Anna attended Providence Hospital, School of Nursing, Washington, D.C. where she met Walter J. Duksa, M.D. her beloved husband for over sixty years. Anna was predeceased by Walter and her son William. Anna is survived by...
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Edward Lipinski

December 9, 1942 - December 20, 2017

Edward Lipinski, 75, of New Britain, passed away on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at the Hospital of Central CT surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of Irena (Powojski) Lipinski for 50 years. Born in Poland, son of the late Zygmunt and Wanda (Guminski) Lipinski, he came to the U.S. in 1974 and lived in New Britain and was a machinist at Textron for 33 years. In 2004 he and Irena...
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Jan (John) P. Szymanowski

February 23, 1925 - December 18, 2017

Jan (John) P. Szymanowski, 92, of Newington, died on Monday, December 18, 2017 surrounded by his family. Although born in Brooklyn, NY when Jan was 2 years old, his family moved to Poland where he lived until 1964 when he returned to the U.S. He was employed at Atlantic Machine Tool until his retirement. Jan loved being a Dziadzi. He cared for his grandchildren while their parents were at work...
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Maria Piwowarska

December 16, 2017

Maria Piwowarska, 80, of New Britain passed away on Saturday, December 16th 2017. Born in Poland, she resided in New Britain for many years where she raised her family and was a member of Sacred Heart Church. She worked as an electrical assembler for Dana Limited in Bristol, where she retired after many years. Maria was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother who was happiest when...
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Helen M. Szumski

December 15, 1914 - December 16, 2017

Helen M. Szumski, of Newington, died peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, one day after her 103rd birthday. Born in New Britain, daughter of the late Adolf and Maria (Tomaszewski) Szumski, she was a New Britain resident until moving to Cedar Mountain Commons in Newington six years ago. After more than 33 years of employment, Ms. Szumski retired as chief of operations from the CT Department of...
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Stephen Buczek

December 8, 2017

Stephen Buczek, 87, of New Britain, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 8, 2017. He was a lifelong New Britain resident and son of the late Michael and Katherine (Russin) Buczek. Stephen served his country honorably in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Northwestern TGM Memorial Post and Catholic War Veterans Post 1650. He is survived by...
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Jan Soj

June 7, 1926 - December 5, 2017

Jan (John) Soj, 91, longtime resident of New Britain, died peacefully at the Connecticut Hospice in Branford on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. He was born in Poland and immigrated to the U.S. with his family in 1951. Jan worked at the Fafnir Bearing Co. as a machinist and retired after many years of service. During his 35 years of retirement, he was an avid outdoorsman and an expert archer who...
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Teresa Adamski

February 12, 1928 - November 30, 2017

Teresa (Piascik) Adamski, 89, of New Britain, died on Thursday, November 30, 2017. She was born in Poland and came to the U.S. with her family in 1963. She was employed as a Nursing Assistant at Brittany Farms Health Care Center and retired in 1986. Teresa is survived by her children: Anthony and John Adamski, Grace Adamski and Helen Honan and her husband, Tim. She was extremely proud of her two...
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Lech Olszewski

January 4, 1957 - November 25, 2017

Lech Olszewski, 60, of New Britain, died unexpectedly at home on Saturday, November 25, 2017. He was born in Poland and immigrated to the U.S. with his family in 1992. He was an outdoor sports enthusiast who enjoyed fishing, hunting, tending to his garden and pigeon farming. His love for nature, life and family never went unnoticed. Lech is survived by his wife, Stanislawa (Mateja) Olszewska and...
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James G. "Jim" Nikola, Sr.

March 12, 1945 - November 16, 2017

James "Jim" G. Nikola, Sr., 72, of New Britain, died peacefully in the comfort of his home on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. He was born in Cornwall, NY to the late Franklin Nikola, Sr. and Edna (Bailey) Wardega and enlisted into the U.S. Army in 1965. Jim was an easy-going guy who had a passion for riding his Harley Davidson motorcycles. He and his wife, Mary Ann would go on long bike rides with their...
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Anastazja Baranowski

March 15, 1924 - November 12, 2017

On Sunday, November 12, 2017, Anastazja Baranowski, 93 was called to eternal life at her New Britain residence. Born in Poland on March 15, 1924, she was a longtime resident of New Britain where she was a parishioner at Sacred Heart Church. Prior to her retirement, she was employed as a machinist at Atlantic Tool, giving many years of dedicated service. She was predeceased by her husband...
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Marianna (Kopanko) Morgiewicz

April 24, 1932 - November 11, 2017

Marianna (Kopanko) Morgiewicz, 85, of Plainville, passed peacefully in the arms of her daughters on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. She was born in Poland to the late Kazimierz and Eugenia (Sapkowska) Kopanko and immigrated to the U.S. in 1963 with her husband, Boleslaw and three young daughters. With very little formal education, Marianna was used to farm living and now had to adjust to a new way of...
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Shirley Augustine

November 7, 2017

Shirley (Farley) Augustine, 83, of Plainville, passed away on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at Hartford Hospital. She was the beloved wife of the late Andrew Augustine, Jr. Born and raised in New Britain, she was a Plainville resident for 20 years, and a member of the Holy Trinity Byzantine Catholic Church, New Britain. Shirley enjoyed watching game shows, doing puzzles, visiting the casino and...
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Jozef Marcisz

March 19, 1931 - November 6, 2017

Jozef Marcisz, 86, of Forestville, died on Monday, November 6, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Irena (Gromak) Marcisz for 67 years. He was born in Poland to the late Michal and Bronislawa (Grzymkowska) Marcisz and worked on the family farm and later became the manager of his village's farming co-op. In 1966, he and his family immigrated to the U.S. and settled in New Britain. He retired from...
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Ann B. (Pawlicki) Metelsky

January 23, 1920 - November 6, 2017

Ann B. (Pawlicki) Metelsky, 97, of New Britain, died on Monday, November 6, 2017 in the comfort of her home. She was born in New Britain on January 23, 1920 to the late Walter and Frances (Belczak) Pawlicki and attended local schools. She and her family moved to Bristol for 10 years but then returned to her home town. Prior to her retirement, Ann worked in the Dietary Dept. at CCSU for 19 years....
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Stephanie (Koczera) Kozikowski

November 1, 1919 - November 4, 2017

Stephanie Marion (Koczera) Kozikowski, 98, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 4, 2017, at Arbor Rose in New Britain. Born in Lowell, MA, Stephanie was a New Britain resident since 1923. Stephanie was a graduate of New Britain High School, Class of 1938, and was employed as an executive secretary at New Britain Machine Company for 41 years, retiring in 1981. She then served as a...
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Robert Francis Freitag

October 24, 2017

Robert Francis Freitag, 78, of Newington, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at his home. He was the beloved husband of Maria (Woodside) Freitag for 46 years. Born and raised in New Haven, son of the late Francis and Kathleen (Prior) Freitag Tempelhof, he lived in Newington for 47 years and retired from Pratt and Whitney in East Hartford after 39 years of service. After his...
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Irene Rosinski

October 26, 1924 - October 22, 2017

Irene (Ryniec) Rosinski, 92, lifelong resident of New Britain, died on Sunday, October 22, 2017. She was one of two daughters born to the late Chester and Rose (Kozlowski) Ryniec. Irene retired from Emhart Corporation where she was employed as a payroll clerk. Being a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother were the greatest joys of her life. She loved to spend time with her family going on...
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Andrzej "Andy" Nowakowski

January 17, 1964 - October 14, 2017

Andrzej "Andy" Nowakowski, 53, former resident of New Britain, beloved husband of Vivian (Weber) Nowakowski, died unexpectedly on Saturday, October 14, 2017. Andy was a devoted husband, father and grandfather with a kind heart who was involved in many activities throughout his church and community. Even in the worst situations and struggles he faced, his faith, and love for God saw him through to...
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Maria (Cerisoli) Calcinari

December 24, 1923 - October 14, 2017

Maria (Cerisoli) Calcinari, 93, of New Britain, beloved wife of Bruno Calcinari for 70 years, passed away peacefully at her home with her loving family nearby. She was born in Italy to the late Antonio and Elisa (Gaudenzi) Cerisoli and immigrated to the U.S. shortly after she married Bruno. Maria was a skilled seamstress who worked for New Britain Cleaners for many years. She was a parishioner of...
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Boleslaw Zak

October 10, 2017

On Tuesday, October 10, 2017, Boleslaw Zak, 94, was called to eternal life surrounded by his loving family at their Southington residence. Born in Poland on April 14, 1923, he was the son of the late Pawel & Katarzyna (Hess) Zak. He came to the United States in 1956, settling to New Britain, where he was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church. Prior to retirement, he was employed with Fafnir...
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Maria Fantoli

September 1, 1948 - October 7, 2017

Maria Fantoli, 69, wife of Wojciech Fantoli, of Plainville, and formerly of Windsor Locks, passed away peacefully on October 7, 2017, with her family at her side. Born on September 1, 1948, in Poland, she was the daughter of the late Czeslaw and Bronislawa (Mickucka) Obrycki. She attended high school in Brooklyn, NY, and then went on to work as an inspector for Johnson and Johnson. Maria was a...
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Ben P. Wielechowski

October 4, 2017

Ben Wielechowski, 96, of New Britain, passed away on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. Born in Dudley, MA, he was the son of the late Frank and Rose Wielechowski. Ben was a graduate of New Britain High School Class of 1939 and later the Morse School of Business in 1942 and proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1942-1946. He was employed by the State of CT Department of Labor, Hospital Cost...
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Edward J. Laskarzewski

December 18, 1924 - September 30, 2017

Edward J. Laskarzewski, 92, of New Britain, died peacefully on Saturday, September 30, 2017. He was one of six children born in New Britain to the late Francis and Alexandra (Dlugokenski) Laskarzewski. A decorated veteran, Edward proudly served his country in the 245th Engineer Combat Battalion of the U.S. Army during WWII. He was honorably discharged with commendations and was awarded several...
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Andrzej "Andy" Buczek

August 29, 1950 - September 26, 2017

Andrzej "Andy" Jan Buczek, 67, of Farmington, heart transplant survivor of 33 years, beloved husband and father, died Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Przemysl, Poland on August 29, 1950, he was the son of the late Stanislaw and Justyna Buczek. Andrzej was the first successful heart transplant recipient at Hartford Hospital and the first successful recipient in the state...
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Mark Wisniewski

September 22, 2017

On Friday, September 22, 2017, Mark Wisniewski, 79, quietly passed while surrounded by his loving family. Born in Poland, he was the son of the late Kazimierz & Jozefa (Chrzanowska) Wisniewski. He came to the United States in 1964 and had been a New Britain resident for 53 years where he was a member of Sacred Heart Church. Prior to retirement, he was employed as a tool maker with Atlantic...
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Henry Ruszczyk

February 11, 1943 - September 19, 2017

Henry Ruszczyk, 74, of Cheshire, formerly of New Britain, died on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. He was born in Poland and served his country as a soldier in the Polish Army. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1966, worked for Pratt & Whitney and retired after many years of employment. Henry enjoyed being outdoors, especially fishing. He is survived by his children: Henry Ruszczyk and his wife, Denise,...
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Jozefa Migala

August 19, 1929 - August 29, 2017

Jozefa (Gawelek) Migala, 88, of New Britain, died peacefully with her family beside her on August 29, 2017. She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and sister. She is survived by her daughters: Maria Michalski and her husband, Jerzy of New Britain and Halina Szafran of Poland; her four granddaughters and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Wlodzimierz Migala...
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Joseph R. Grudzinski

July 7, 1936 - August 23, 2017

Joseph R. Grudzinski, 81, longtime resident of Kensington, died peacefully in the comfort of his home on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. Born in New Britain to the late Joseph and Mary (Flis) Grudzinski, he attended Sacred Heart School and then graduated from NBHS Class of 1954. Joe was employed by the USPS as a letter carrier and was often seen around the South End of New Britain as this was his...
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Anne P. (Woszczyna) Lojewski

June 3, 1921 - August 20, 2017

Anne P. (Woszczyna) Lojewski, 96, of New Britain, passed away on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at Msgr. Bojnowski Manor. Anne was born on June 3, 1921 in Posen, Michigan to the late John and Eva (Stempien) Woszczyna. She attended schools in Posen and upon completion of her education, she moved to Detroit where she was employed as an industrial diamond setter. Anne enlisted in the U.S. Army (WAC) and...
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Jozef Jan Kubiak

February 21, 1921 - August 15, 2017

Jozef (Jan) Kubiak, 96, of New Britain, passed away peacefully in his home on August 15, 2017. He was born in Poland to the late Jan and Anna (Dolatowska) Kubiak on February 21, 1921. After WWII, he spent time in Germany and France. During his travels to the United States, he found a photo of his future bride who became his soulmate for the past 54 years. Jozef is survived by his wife Krystyna ...
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Jadwiga Sadowski

September 19, 1928 - August 4, 2017

Jadwiga Sadowski, 88, of New Britain and formerly of Plainville, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 4, 2017 in New Britain. Born on September 19, 1928, in Warsaw Poland, she was the daughter of the late Stanislaw and Franciska Zielinski. A beloved mother and grandmother, Jadwiga enjoyed spending time with her family and preparing them traditional polish dishes. Her leisure activities were...
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Zofia (Zagrabelna) Szpyt

August 4, 2017

Zofia (Zagrabelna) Szpyt, 70, of Berlin, died on Friday, August 4, 2017, peacefully at her home, surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of Stanislaw Szpyt for 47 years. She was born in Poland and came to the United States in 1974. Prior to her retirement, Zofia was employed by Hartford Hospital for over 25 years. She was a parishioner of, volunteer and belonged to the rosary group...
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Mieczyslaw Winiarski

June 5, 1948 - August 3, 2017

On Thursday, August 3, 2017, Mieczyslaw Winiarski, 69, was called to eternal life at the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain. Born in Poland on June 5, 1948, he was the son of the late Ignacy & Juzefa Winiarski. He came to the United States with his family in 1988 and settled to Meriden before relocating to New Britain. Prior to retirement, he was employed as a machinist with 3M Cuno...
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Jadwiga Ciesielski

August 19, 1927 - August 2, 2017

Jadwiga (Guziewicz) Musial-Ciesielski, 89, of New Britain, loving wife of Waldemar Ciesielski, died on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at the Hospital of Central CT in New Britain. Born in Poland, daughter of the late Jozef and Leokadia Guziewicz, growing up, Jadwiga resided in multiple countries around the world seeking amnesty due to the perils of war. She lived in Siberia, Kazakhstan, India,...
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Stanislawa Kolesinska

June 1, 1931 - July 30, 2017

Stanislawa (Gawrylo) Kolesinska, 86, of Berlin, formerly of Evanston, IL, died peacefully with her daughter by her side. Born in Poland to the late Zygmunt and Aleksandra (Malyszko) Gawrylo, she immigrated to the U.S. in 1979 and settled in Illinois. She moved to Connecticut in 2013 to be closer to her daughter with whom she made her home. Stanislawa was a selfless woman who always put her...
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Maryanna (Sawicka) Dzienis

September 15, 1924 - July 26, 2017

Maryanna (Sawicka) Dzienis, 92, of Newington, peacefully entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 with her family by her side. Born in New Britain to the late Stanislaw and Rozalia (Baldyga) Sawicki, she attended local schools and was a devoted parishioner of Sacred Heart Church. Maryanna was a loving, generous mother and superb cook of Polish cuisine, who stayed at home to raise her...
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Robert Pawelczyk

December 12, 1934 - July 11, 2017

Robert Pawelczyk, 82, of New Britain died at home on Tuesday, July 11, 2017. He was a lifelong resident of New Britain and attended local schools. A dedicated parishioner of St. Mary's Church in New Britain, he served as an usher there for many years. Bob proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He retired from New Departure as a cutter/grinder after 35 years of...
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Henry Kita

September 16, 1926 - July 9, 2017

Henry Kita, 90, of New Britain, died Sunday, July 9, 2017. Born in Hutkow, Poland, son of Andrzej and Bronislawa (Kozlowska) Kita, he was a longtime resident of New Britain. Henry was a parishioner of Sacred Heart Church and retired in 1972 from Atlantic Machine Tool after many years of employment. Henry is survived by his sons: Dieter Kita of Peterborough, NH, H-Walter Kita of New Britain and...
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Edward Bichun

July 5, 2017

Edward R. Bichun, 75, of Bristol, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 with his beloved wife Marion (Hricus) Bichun by his side. Born in Hartford, son of the late Helena Bichun, he was a New Britain resident until moving to Bristol with his family in 1972. Ed was a member of Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church and its Men's Club. He was also a member of the Federated Russian...
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Bronislaw Biel

July 5, 2017

Bronislaw Biel, 78, of New Britain, passed away on Wednesday, July 5, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Wanda (Wolak) Biel for 49 years. Born in Poland, son of the late Ludwik and Antonina (Kaszuba) Biel, he immigrated to New Britain with his family in 1981. While in Poland, Bronislaw attended Mechanical School and was a Machine Instructor. He was a member of Sacred Heart Church and was...
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Mark Fal

June 30, 2017

Mark Fal, 33, of Newington, passed away Friday, June 30, 2017 peacefully in his sleep, at home. Born in New Britain, Mark was the beloved son of the late Stefan Fal. Mark has been a long term resident of Newington, while only moving to Bristol for a brief period of time. After graduating high school, Mark attended New England Technical Institute, and graduated with a certificate in Auto Mechanics...
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Anthony D. DeNino

April 2, 1922 - June 21, 2017

Anthony D. DeNino, 95, of New Britain, passed away on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at his home. Born in Hartford on April 2, 1922 to the late Frank and Nancy (Lattanzio) DeNino, he was the beloved husband of the late Margaret (Pacinda) DeNino for 65 years. A veteran of the United States Army during WWII, Anthony served as a paratrooper in the OSS. He was an avid reader, was skilled in math, word...
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Henryka Kusznier

May 9, 1939 - June 19, 2017

Henryka Kusznier, 78, of Plainville, died on Monday, June 19, 2017. She was a beautiful woman who had a heart of gold. Her strength and resilience will forever be an inspiration to her family. Her contagious smile and positive attitude could brighten up anyone's mood. Her zest for life was evident in her devotion to God and her family. There was never a moment that love wasn't seen in her eyes....
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Virginia "Ginny" Majewski

March 16, 1925 - June 7, 2017

Virginia Theresa (Hnatt) Majewski died Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Affectionately known as "Ginny" to her friends and family, she was born in New Britain on March 16, 1925, daughter of the late Victoria (Kata) and Andrew Hnatt. Ginny was the beloved wife of the late Stefan Majewski, Sr. to whom she was married for 40 years before he died in 1993. She worked at Landers, Frary and Clark in New...
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Anna (Jurczyk) Cleveland

June 21, 1966 - June 6, 2017

Anna (Jurczyk) Cleveland, 50, of New Britain, died on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. She was born in New Britain to the late Chester and Wladyslawa (Kozlowski) Jurczyk. She attended and graduated from Sacred Heart School and Mary Immaculate Academy. She was a parishioner and lector at Sacred Heart Church. Anna was a fun-loving, sociable free spirit who enjoyed spending time in the company of family and...
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Ronald F. Piorkowski

January 16, 1933 - June 5, 2017

Ronald F. Piorkowski, beloved husband of Jane (Korza), passed away after a short illness on Monday, June 5, 2017 with his family by his side. Ron was born on January 16, 1933 in New Britain, CT to the late Frank and Clara Piorkowski. He graduated from New Britain High School and was a resident of New Britain for 63 years before moving to Old Saybrook with Jane 21 years ago. While growing up, Ron...
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Stephen L. Balavender

July 28, 1926 - May 29, 2017

Stephen L. Balavender, 90, of New Britain, passed away peacefully at home on Memorial Day, May 29, 2017. He was the beloved husband of the late Jean (Oehler) Balavender who preceded him in death in October 2016. Born and raised in New Britain, he was the son of the late John and Mary (Koblis) Balavender. Steve was a co-owner of B & J Trucking and later in life was the proud owner and operator...
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