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Wasyl Walter Juraszewicz

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EAST HARTFORD, Conn., -- Wasyl “Walter” Juraszewicz, 93, of East Hartford, loving husband of 62 years to Waclawa “Gladys” (Drabowicz) Juraszewicz, peacefully passed away on Monday, April 16, 2007, at his home with his caring family by his side. Born on March 9, 1914, in Kremno, Poland, a son of the late Dorofej and Matrona (Doraszewicz) Juraszewicz, he had resided in Adams, Mass., for 16 years prior to moving to East Hartford in 1967, where he had been a resident for the past 40 years. Walter was a well-known owner and operator of Walter’s Shoe Repair Store on Main Street in East Hartford from 1967 to 1997. Walter was an avid vegetable gardener and a “jack of all trades,” however he was first and foremost a devoted family man. Walter was also a communicant of Blessed Sacrament Church, East Hartford. Besides his beloved wife Gladys, Walter is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Regina and Philip Crockett of East Hartford, and their two sons, Jameson Crockett and Eric Crockett both of East Hartford; Stephanie and Larry Wood of Pownal, Vt., and their children, Michael and Melissa Martocchio of North Bennington, Vt., Shelley and Toby Potterton of Pownal, Vt., Jennifer and Robert Rosier in Virginia, Christopher and Amy Wood in New York, Bridget and Doug Oakes of Monroe, Mass.; 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be Friday, April 20, at 9 a.m., from the D’ESOPO-East Hartford Memorial Chapel, 30 Carter Street, East Hartford, with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 10 a.m., at Blessed Sacrament Church, Cambridge Drive, East Hartford, CT. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Hebron Avenue, Glastonbury, CT. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home chapel on Thursday, April 19, from 5 to 8 p.m. For any online expressions of sympathy to the family visit www.desopo.com.
Published in Bennington Banner on Apr. 17, 2007
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