Archive for February 2018

Barlow, Helen L.

Helen L. Barlow, 90, of Burlington, widow of Raymond S. Barlow, passed away peacefully Saturday, February 24th, 2018. Born April 23rd, 1927 in Waterbury, she was the daughter of the late Theodore and Helen (Lawlor) Grieder. Helen is survived by her daughter, Pamela Stovall and her husband Bruce of Burlington, two grandchildren, Lindsay Stovall of Winsted and Wayne Stovall of Essex Junction, VT, her brother, Theodore Grieder of Prospect and two nephews, Anthony and Theodore Grieder. The family would like to sincerely thank the nursing staff at Valerie Manor in Torrington and also give a shout out to her special friend, Sarah.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Friday (Mar. 2) from 1:00-2:00pm followed by a Prayer Service in the funeral home at 2:00pm with Rev. Wendell Taylor officiating. Burial will be in State Veterans Cemetery, Middletown. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Connecticut Humane Society, 701 Russell Road, Newington, CT 06111.

Hutchinson, Dorothy M. “Peggy”

Dorothy Margaret ”Peggy” Hutchinson, 89, formerly of Avon, Connecticut, passed to her eternal rest on February 23, 2018 at St. Francis Hospital. She was with her family at the time of her peaceful passing. She was predeceased by her loving husband Ernest C. Hutchinson. Peggy was born on March 24, 1928 in Carbondale, Pennsylvania to James J. and Dorothy (Downing) Clarke. Peggy was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who loved gardening and cooking.
Peggy is survived by her two sons, Eric C. Hutchinson and E. Jeffery Hutchinson and his wife Karin, and her five grandchildren Evan, Claire, Joseph, Amy and Robert; and several nieces and nephews. A private service will be held, where Peggy will be buried next to her loving husband in the State Veterans Cemetery, 317 Bow Lane, Middletown, Connecticut.

Kobylarz, Dorothy

Dorothy was born February 23, 1931 in Haverhill, MA to Katherine and Joseph Stets. She passed away February 22, 2018. Dorothy was the beloved wife of Fred Kobylarz. After high school, she attended Alliance College for two years. It was there that Fred proposed. Marriage followed and for the next 66 years, a partnership of love, caring and support flourished. Dorothy was a dedicated wife who often said “Marriage is a partnership sharing all that life would bring us.” Dorothy was a loving mother of three children. She worked beyond the normal retirement age to be sure all of the families needs were secure. Dorothy was a simple, loving person and thought of others more than herself. Her joy in life was her family, always happy to help in any way. She loved her flower garden. Even when she could hardly walk, she managed to care for it. She said “God talks to me in the garden.” Besides her husband, she is survived by her three children; Diane Kobylarz of Farmington, Brian Kobylarz of Norwich and Jeffrey Kobylarz of New York. A mass celebrating her life will take place at St. Patrick Church, on Main Street in Farmington on Thursday, March 01 at 11:00. In lieu of flowers, please consider performing an act of kindness in her memory.

Matthews Jr., Theodore R.

Theodore “Bunky” or “Ted” Rothgary Matthews Jr., 85, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, February 18, 2018. Ted was born on October 3, 1932 in Hartford, CT to Theodore and Cora (Eukers) Matthews. On September 1, 1952 he married the late Lorraine Marie Hospod, who always referred to him as “Theo”. Ted began his career at Pratt & Whitney, Small Tool Division, in West Hartford, CT. In 1957 Ted was transferred to Pittsford, NY to establish a Grinding Service. He returned to Pratt & Whitney in West Hartford in 1965 and was the Director of Manufacturing when he left in 1978 to establish M&M Manufacturing along with Roger Montovani. Shortly after this, he and Ken Swanson opened Anderson Specialty Company until Ted’s retirement in 2008. Ted enjoyed many hobbies in his lifetime. He was a private pilot and owned a number of planes including an Ercoupe and a Champ. He was an avid reader and had a passion for learning, attending Rochester Institute of Technology and taking courses at The University of Connecticut. He also enjoyed playing billiards, always looking forward to his Wednesday night games with his close buddies. Ted took great pleasure in golfing and served as Golf Chairman at Farmington Country Club. Ted was a loving and generous father to his daughters and grand-children, always willing to help out, including many home improvement projects.
Ted is survived by his daughters, Carol Ciolino and her husband John, Deborah Johnson and her husband Joseph, and Denise Gloekler. He is also survived by his sister, Patricia Matthews-Ritz and her husband David; son-in-law Ronald Cylkowski and his wife Anne; grandchildren Elizabeth Ciolino, Joseph Johnson, Jillian Crawford, Jessica Cybulski-Zelek, Rachel Marden, Matthew Gloekler, Melissa Gloekler, Nicole Cylkowski, and Thomas Cylkowski; his great-grandchildren Brooklyn, Camryn, Owen, Mason, Emilia and Dorothy; a special friend Pat Fawcett; and numerous relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife Lorraine, daughter Laurie, grandson Ronald, and sister Barbara Gouin.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rte. 4, Unionville, CT on Saturday, March 3 from 9:00-10:00 a.m. The funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be at 10:00 a.m. followed by the Funeral Liturgy at Church of Saint Patrick, 110 Main Street, Farmington, CT at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 516 Carew St, Springfield, MA 01104 or Donate Life America, 701 East Byrd Street, 16th Floor, Richmond, VA 23219.

Lawler, Eugene Frank

Eugene Frank Lawler, 94, died peacefully at Middlewoods of Farmington on February 14, 2018, with his beloved wife of 70 years, Hilda (Pranspill) Lawler, at his side.
Frank was born in Pittston, PA on September 22, 1923. He moved to Milford, CT as a boy. He resided there for over 80 years, raising his family, working in the Milford Post Office, and enjoying many years of retirement. He served in the US Navy during WWII.
Frank loved gardening, fishing, ballroom dancing, and life in general. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.
He is survived by his loving family, daughter Teresa Lawler Stevens and her husband Terry; daughter Janet Lawler and her husband Jeffrey Coppage; brother Patrick Francis Lawler and his wife Jacqueline; his grandchildren Barry Stevens, Andrew Coppage, and Cami Coppage; and several Lawler and Pranspill nieces and nephews and their families. He was predeceased by sisters Mary Abosida and Katherine Lawton.
There will be no service, and family and friends are requested to plant a perennial, shrub, or tree this spring in his loving memory.

Bomann, Donald

Donald Bomann, fondly known as “Pidge”, died Thursday morning at his home in Farmington, CT. He was 85.
He was born in New York City in 1932 to Donald and Janet Bomann and was raised in Rye, New York where he lived for over 50 years.
Donald was a graduate of the Phillips Exeter Academy and Kenyon College and was recognized for his service as class agent and formidable fundraiser at both schools. He was also the chairman of his Exeter 25th Class Reunion.
Donald was tremendously proud to be part of a family military legacy. He served in the US Army in Germany from 1955-1956 while his brother Holmes Bomann served in the US Marines in 1951. They followed in the footsteps of their grandfather, Major General John F O’Ryan who commandeered the 27th New York National Guard Division in World War I that broke the Hindenburg Line.
He was employed for two years by the Burroughs Corporation and then spent over 30 years with IBM in various sales and marketing roles. After retiring from IBM, he and his wife owned a real estate company, Realty 3, in Rye for 17 years.
Donald was also passionate about community service. He served for several years on the Board of Directors of the Rye YMCA, and as Vice Chairman of the fundraising committee he was instrumental in doubling the Y’s footprint in the 1990’s. More recently, he organized a highly successful neighborhood food drive for the Farmington Food Pantry filling two pickup trucks and soliciting cash donations.
A tennis, squash, and pickleball enthusiast, Donald was a member of the Apawamis Club in Rye for 38 years. For almost 20 years he founded and ran a popular squash group known as the SWANS (Seniors Wednesday At Noon Squash).
Donald will be remembered for his marvelous sense of humor and the tongue-in-cheek short poems he wrote and delivered on special occasions.
He is survived by his wife Joan Bomann, and his children from a previous marriage, Christopher Atkins Bomann, Elizabeth Bomann Kopp, and John Scott Bomann.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday February 20, at 11:00 AM at St. James Parish, 3 Mountain Rd, Farmington, CT
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Rye YMCA 21 Locust Avenue
Rye, NY 10580 or St James Parish, 3 Mountain Rd, Farmington, CT.

Swanson, Dr. Donald M.

Dr. Donald M. Swanson, 84, of Farmington, formerly of Southington, passed away peacefully Monday February 12, 2018, predeceased only days by his beloved wife Sondra of sixty years.
Born May 31, 1933, in East Orange, NJ, he was the son of the late Rudolph V. and Dorothy (Trehy) Swanson, attended New Britain High School and Boston University and received his D.P.M. from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. After graduating he served in the U.S. Army as a commissioned officer holding the rank of Second Lieutenant stationed at Letterman Army Hospital in San Francisco, CA. Upon discharge, Dr. Swanson returned to Connecticut where he practiced podiatry in Plainville for 40 years. He also served on the Plainville Housing Authority and was an active member of the Plainville Lions Club for many years. He also enjoyed golf and boating, and was a member of Chippanee Golf Club and a past commander of the New Britain Power Squadron.
He is survived by his two children, Donald M. Swanson Jr., and his wife Sharon of North Easton, MA and Kristen Kenney and her husband William of Southington, three grandchildren, Erika Swanson of Providence, RI, Kevin Swanson of New York, NY, and Jane Kenney of Southington and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Dr. Swanson was predeceased by his sister Cynthia Budwitz.
We would like to thank the staff at Brookdale Farmington for their kind, compassionate care.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Saturday (Feb. 17) from 2:00-4:00pm with Prayer Service in the funeral home at 3:30pm.

Tierney, Mary K. (Keeley)

Mary K. Tierney, 96, of West Hartford, passed away peacefully on February 13, 2018. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
Born in Irishtown Co. Mayo, Ireland on October 18, 1921, she was the daughter of Martin & Catherine (Devine) Keeley. She emigrated to the US in 1939 and married Michael Tierney in 1944, who predeceased her in 1981.
Mary is survived by her children, Kathy Janis, Brenda Dybick (Tom), Kevin Tierney, Jean “Beany” Tierney, Brian Tierney (Sheila), Terry Tierney and Michael Tierney. Mary also leaves her grandchildren Trevor Janis (Elizabeth), Matthew Janis (Meghan), Caitlin Urdaneta (Rafael), Sarah Reich (Adam), Ian Dybick (Jennifer), Sean and Erin Tierney, Molly Rains (Chris) and four great grandchildren, Connor, Devon, & Weston Janis and Grace Urdaneta. She also leaves her sister Winnie Waldron of Co. Mayo Ireland and several nieces and nephews. Mary was predeceased by her brothers Frank, John and Mattie and by a son-in-law Frank Janis.
She was exceedingly proud of her Irish heritage and traditions which she enjoyed on her many return visits to Ireland.
The family expresses their sincere appreciation to the staff of The Reservoir for their care and compassion.
Calling hours will be at Ahern Funeral Home, 180 Farmington Avenue Hartford on Saturday February 17 at 8:30 am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am at St. Thomas Apostle Church, 872 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.
Donations in Mary’s memory may be made to Catholic Relief Services, P.O. Box 17152, Baltimore, MD 21298-8452.

Hurlock, Francis J.

Francis J. Hurlock, 89, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 12, 2018 at Cherry Brook Healthcare Center in Canton. He was predeceased by his wife Anneliese. He was born on December 25, 1928, in Manchester, son of the late Frank and Grace (Riley) Hurlock.
His first career he served over twenty years in the Army Air Corp/U.S. Army, serving at the end of WWII and during the Vietnam War, where he earned many commendation medals. While in the service he spent time in Japan, Germany and numerous Army Bases in the United States. After retiring from the service, his career brought him to the Town of Simsbury where he retired after more than twenty years of service.
He is survived by his children, Robert Hurlock of FL, Timothy Hurlock and his wife Kathy of Farmington, Christopher Hurlock and his wife Joan of East Haddam, Brian Hurlock and his Fiance Shannon of Unionville, Deborah Halle and her husband Marty of Canton, David Hurlock and his wife Patty of Burlington and Heidi Hurlock and her partner Denise Henninger of Canton.
Mr. Hurlock is also survived by his grandchildren, Danielle Carpenter and her husband Brett, Joshua Hurlock of Avon, Chad Halle of MA, Anneliese Hurlock of Collinsville, Jon Hurlock and his fiancé, Lexi McCusker of New Hartford, Patrick Halle and his wife Erica of AL, Tyler Hurlock of Burlington, Katie Hurlock of Burlington and Kenan Hurlock of Canton. In addition to his grandchildren his is also survived by his great grandchildren, Jemma and Fitzgerald of AZ.
Also, survived by his sisters Eileen McCormick of RI and Patricia Lavado of East Hartford.
He is predeceased by his brothers, Allen, Walter Hurlock and Milton Hurlock and his two sisters, AnnMarie Short and Regina Barone.
Frank enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. He loved to travel and go on vacations, especially to destinations with a nearby beach. He was admired by all for his singing and dancing skills. He was famous for his rendition of Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York”.
The Family would like to extend their most sincere appreciation to Cherry Brook Healthcare Center for their dedication and care to their father over the last years of his life.
He was a communicant of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church in Unionville.
Calling hours for friends and family will be Thursday, February 15th from 4:00PM – 8PM at the Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main Street, Unionville, CT. The Funeral liturgy will be celebrated on Friday, February 16th at 10:00AM in St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 145 Main Street, Unionville, CT.
Burial with full military honors at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Huckleberry Hill, Avon, CT.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project online at https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org or Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517

Dugo, Francis (Frank)

Francis (Frank) Edward Dugo, passed away at Yale New Haven Hospital on February 10, 2018. At the time of his passing he was surrounded by his loving family. Francis was born in Bristol Connecticut to Joseph and Teresa Dugo on January 21, 1934. He grew up in Plainville and Graduated from Plainville High School in 1952. After High School he proudly served the US Army for two years. He was an apprentice tool maker in New Britain Ct. and continued his Toolmaking trade working for Edmunds Manufacturing and New Departure in Bristol Ct. In 1992 at age 58, Francis retired from New Departure to enjoy activities with family and friends.
Francis enjoyed league bowling and camping with his family in his younger years. One memorable family camping trip included traveling cross country in the summer of 1974 towing a travel trailer to see the National Park treasures. He was an avid golfer throughout his life sporting a handicap of 3 well into his 70’s. Frank was well liked by many people and he enjoyed socializing with his retired friends frequenting the Bristol McDonald’s and Unionville Senior Center.
Francis is survived by his wife Geraldine (Geri), his daughter Cynthia (Cindy), his son Daniel (Dan), two grandchildren Benjamin (Ben) Petit and Nathaniel (Nate) Petit; two great grandchildren Aryiah Joy and Sawyer Elmore Petit.
Francis was a member of the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Bristol Ct. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at the church on Friday March 2nd at 2PM, 355 Camp St, Bristol.

Cresenzi, John

John Baptista Cresenzi, 90, of Farmington, husband of Frances (Morelli) Cresenzi , passed away Sunday February 11th. Born in Hartford on Aug 22nd 1927 son of the late Giam Battista Cresenzi and Rose (Ciufetti) Cresenzi, he resided in the Farmington area all his life.
Prior to retiring John was a Master painter with the E. Lawrence Rose Co. of Farmington for over 40 years. He was a United States Army Veteran of WWII having served as a corporal in the 91st infantry regiment in the Pacific Theater of Operations. He was a member of the American Legion and the Knights of Columbus Uncas Council # 32. John was a lifelong communicant at the Church of St. Patrick in Farmington.
Besides his wife Frances, John is survived by his beloved daughter Elena R. Cresenzi of Farmington and many cousins.
Friends may call at the Ahern Funeral Home 111 Main St. Unionville Thursday Feb 15th from 8:30 to 10:00 am. Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home is Thursday Feb 15th at 10:00 am followed by the Funeral Liturgy in the Church of St. Patrick, 110 Main St., Farmington at 10:30 am. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Church of St. Patrick, 110 Main St., Farmington, CT 06032.
To send online condolences to the family please visit www.ahernfuneralhome.com

Rusin, Marie (Hesse)

Marie (Hesse) Rusin, 78, of Canton, beloved wife of Albert R. “Sonny” Rusin, passed away peacefully Friday Feb 9th, 2018. Born in Wethersfield May 29th 1939, daughter of the late Leo T. and Anna (Mund) Hesse Sr. Prior to retiring Marie was a bookkeeper at Battiston Cleaners and she was a longtime communicant at St Patrick Church in Collinsville.
Besides her husband “Sonny”, Marie is survived by her daughter Linda R. Henne, granddaughter Nicole Goncalves and her husband Vinny, grandson Wesley Henne, her sisters Barbara Guglietta, Rita Rickis and her husband Thomas, and her brother Leo T Hesse Jr. and his wife Gail.
The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the Farmington Valley VNA Hospice, Simsbury, Dr. Ramkumar Sankaran Avon, and Avon Health Center Avon and also to Frank Ahern at the Ahern Funeral Home for his kindness and many years of friendship.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday (Feb 14th ) at 1:00 pm in St Patrick Church Collinsville. Burial will follow at St. Ann Cemetery, Avon, Ct.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Farmington Valley VNA. Hospice Program at 8 Old Mill Lane, Simsbury, Ct. 06070, 860-651-3539
Arrangements are being handled by Ahern Funeral Home Inc. To send online condolences to the family please visit ahernfuneralhome.com.

Mierzwa, Charles F.

Charles F. Mierzwa, 94, of Farmington, husband of the late Genevieve J. (Ptak) Mierzwa, passed away peacefully Wednesday, February 7th, 2018. Charles was born in Utica, NY. At age 2 he and his parents moved to a farm in nearby Frankfort, NY. He went to a 1 room school house down the hill from the house and did chores after school on the farm. After high school, he went to trade school and worked at Savage Arms making guns for the Army.
In 1941, after 2 deferments, he was drafted into the Army. Basic training was in Gainesville, GA after which he was deployed to England for the ETO, OMD 5. He landed in Normandy, France and traveled to Belgium and Stuttgart, Germany. In 1943, after 2 extensions, he was honorably discharged as Sergeant in the Rear Eschelon Division in the 1st Army. When he returned home he went to work at Remmington Rand as a machinist and was promoted to foreman until Rand curtailed operations. He then went to work at Chicago Pneumatic and then went on to work at Brunner Manufacturing Co. In 1959 Brunner Manufacturing was bought out by Dunham-Bush and was moved to West Hartford. He transferred with the company and settled in Farmington. In 1973 he became a Casting Buyer which included working with various foundries and in 1975 became a Purchasing Agent for castings and all outside machine parts. He traveled to factories along the east coast spending much of his time during the week away from home. He always returned with a beautiful figurine for his wife which she cherished. In 1985, he retired at the age of 62. He continued working in his small machine shop in his basement which he loved to do. Charlie was the go to guy to fix everything and anything for his friends and neighbors. He took up guitar as a hobby and joined a small group of guys singing country western and blue grass songs known as the Yankee Blue Grass Jammers.
He is survived by his two daughters and their husbands, Janet K. and Dennis Jendrzejewski of New Hartford and Audrey M. and Scott Daggett of Farmington and one granddaughter, Sarah L. Daggett of Farmington. He was predeceased by his sister, Ida E. Mierzwa and his brother, Matthew H. Mierzwa.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Monday (Feb. 12) from 4:00-7:00pm. Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be Tuesday (Feb. 13) at 9:15am followed by the Funeral Liturgy in the Church of St. Patrick, 110 Main St., Farmington at 10:00am. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Church of St. Patrick, 110 Main St., Farmington, CT 06032.

Andrian, Gustave W.

Gustave W. Andrian, 99, of Glastonbury CT, formerly of Wethersfield, CT passed away comfortably on Sunday, February 4, 2018 after a brief illness. He was born on Sept. 17, 1918, in Hartford, CT, the son of William Andrian and Alexandra Perakos. A distinguished scholar, dedicated teacher, accomplished linguist, and Professor Emeritus in Modern Languages at Trinity College in Hartford, CT, Gus attended Bulkeley High School in Hartford and then graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Trinity in 1940. He entered the Ph.D program in modern languages at Johns Hopkins and at the same time taught courses in Spanish and French in the undergraduate college and also in the Army Specialized Training Program at the University of Maryland. Dr. Andrian returned to Trinity in 1946 as an assistant professor and for the next 44 years was a central figure in the development of modern language instruction at his alma mater. Gus earned a reputation as a painstaking and patient mentor and a bold innovator. He developed new laboratory techniques in language study, established the Master’s degree program in French and Spanish, an exchange program with Puerto Rico, a Hispanic Studies Program in Cordoba, Spain, and helped to form a state program for Hartford teachers of Spanish-speaking children. Promoted to full professor in 1961, Dr. Andrian was later named the first John J. McCook Professor of Modern Languages, signal recognition of his scholarly stature and achievement. A prolific author and lecturer, his book, Modern Spanish Prose and Poetry, first published in 1964, and now in its 7th edition, continues to be used in hundreds of schools and universities across the country.
The depths of his humanity matched Gus’s devotion to the life of the mind. Compassion, humility, generosity, warmth and empathy characterized his interactions with others, whether they were immediate or extended family members, students (many of whom continue to honor his teaching), Trinity colleagues and athletic coaches, fellow Trinity Episcopal church parishioners, and most recently friends and staff at the Hearth in Glastonbury, CT. Everyone truly loved Gus! After raising their own three children, Bobby, Barrie and Billy, he and his beloved wife of 66 years, Peggy, helped to raise her sister Laura Heimberg’s two sons, Jason and Justin, then of Rockville, MD. Gus and Peggy were also prideful and devoted grandparents to Billy and his wife Trish’s children, Liam and Elizabeth of Glastonbury, CT. Gus is also survived by Barrie’s husband Nick Dixon of Kenmore, Scotland and Bobby’s wife, Faith Miller of Marlborough, NH. A funeral service is planned for Friday, Feb. 9 at 10:00 AM at Trinity Episcopal Church in Hartford, CT, followed by a burial at Fairview Cemetery in West Hartford, CT. A memorial service at Trinity College is planned for later in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Trinity Episcopal Church, 120 Sigourney St., Hartford, CT 06105 or Trinity College, Development Office, 300 Summit St., Hartford, CT 06106.

Legowski, John Theodore

John Theodore Legowski, 97, of Unionville, faithful husband and beloved father, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, Feb 1 following a long, rich and enthusiastic journey. John began life in Collinsville, one of 8 children born to recent immigrants, Jan and Marianna (Piwnicki) Legowski. He attended the two-room elementary school at Sand Bank Hill Road in Burlington, and the Canton High School. He held many odd jobs, starting at age 8 (stove lighter at school) and continuing in earnest upon the sudden death of his father in 1937, taking a job as machine operator at the Bristol Brass Corporation in 1939, and finally retiring as General Foreman in 1986.

In 1946, John married his sweetheart, Bruna Marie Bonini, at St Mary Star of the Sea in Unionville. Theirs was a long and admirable marriage, the memory of which John cherished since Bruna’s death in 2013.

A longstanding communicant of St Mary Star of the Sea parish, John was honored to serve for many years as a Eucharistic Minister. He was a Third Degree Knight of Columbus and a member, as well as one-time Treasurer, of the Unionville Lions Club.

John leaves his son and loving caretaker, John (TJ) Legowski Jr of Unionville, his two daughters, Louise Legowski of Brooklyn, NY and Teresa Marshall of Conifer CO, and their spouses, Harold Strickland and David Marshall, and his three grandsons, Samuel Strickland, Patrick Marshall and Matthew Marshall. John is also survived by three sisters, Wanda Karpo of Avon, Marion LaPlante of Tallahassee, FL, and Martha Holinka of Lincolnton, NC, his brother and wife, Edward and Charlotte Legowski of Farmington, cousin Helen (Piwnicki) Grocki of Avon, sisters/brothers-in-law, Elsie Tallmadge, Eleanor Parsons, Elizabeth Faitella, Arnold, James and Henry Bonini, and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the Home Hospice Care staff of Farmington Valley VNA for their kind and compassionate care.

Friends and family may call at the Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St, Unionville on Friday February 9 from 5-8pm. Funeral procession will be Saturday February 10 at 9am followed at 10am by the Funeral Mass at the Church of St Mary Star of the Sea, Unionville. Burial will be in St Mary Cemetery, Avon. Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of St Mary Star of the Sea, Bidwell Square, Unionville, CT 06085.