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Thadius "Ted/Tex" Kiejna

MANCHESTER, CT. Thadius John "Ted/Tex" Kiejna, 95, a lifelong resident of Manchester, the husband of the late Jean (Kose) Kiejna died Thursday April 23, 2015 at Manchester Manor. Born in Plymouth, CT he was the son of the late Marian and Tekla Kiejna. He was a basketball star at Terryville High School, a US Army Veteran of World War II and retired from Hamilton Standard after many years of service, as well as a member of St. James Knights of Columbus and the Polish American Club. An avid golfer accruing many trophies, he loved the New York Yankees (spending many springs at their summer camp), traveling here and abroad as well as cooking and sharing his love of food with his entire family. He is survived by his daughters; Barbara Unsworth and her husband, Thomas of Lee, MA and Donna Stack and her husband, William of Mendham, NJ; his grandchildren; Tom Unsworth, Christopher Unsworth, Andrew Unsworth and wife, Marybeth, Emily Manz and husband, Tom, Jason Stack and wife, Josephine, Priscilla Elms and husband, Michael, Meredith Ross and husband, Brian; and 12 adoring great-grandchildren. Besides his wife, he was predeceased by one younger brother and two younger sisters. A special thank you to the outstanding and caring Staff at Manchester Manor, especially Ann Marie, Maria, and Evelyn. FUNERAL NOTICE: A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, May 1, 2015 at 12 p.m. at St. James Church, 896 Main St., Manchester, CT followed by burial in St. James Cemetery. The John F. Tierney Funeral Home has care of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. James School Foundation, P.O. Box 254, Manchester, CT 06045-0254. For online condolences please visit www.tierneyfuneralhome.com
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Apr. 28, 2015
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