Chester Joseph "Chet" Andrejczyk

ANDREJCZYK Chester "Chet" Joseph Andrejczyk of Monroe passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, November 23, 2006 after a long illness. He was the beloved husband of Evie for 49 years. Chet was born in Bridgeport on November 12, 1928, son of the late Stanley and Mary Andrejczyk. He attended the University of Bridgeport, served in the Navy during the Korean War and later settled in Monroe where he resided for the past 47 years. He owned and operated Cross Roads Store in Newtown for nearly 50 years, where his Polish Kielbasy became famous. He enjoyed fishing and relaxing with his family at their cabin in Massachusetts. His one desire was for everyone to have a personal relationship with Jesus and he dedicated much of his life to serving others. He earned the nickname "Banana man" by homeless residents in Bridgeport to whom he ministered the love of God while distributing bananas, food and clothing. He was an active member of St. Jude Church in Monroe where he led the weekly Charismatic prayer group. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his 13 children, Bob of Newtown, Ann Hooker and her husband, Scott, of Colchester, Mary of Monroe, Cindy Sandberg and her husband, Scott, of Bethel, Joe and his wife, Cheryl, of New Milford, Ed and his wife, Missy, of Salem, N.H., Beth Cuellar and her husband, Manny, of Stamford, Chris of Southbury, Mark and his wife, Stacy, of Shelton, David of Newtown, Lyn Spalding and her husband, Roy, of Monroe, Joshua of Monroe and Jonathan of Hamden; 13 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by a brother, Raymond Andrejczyk of Shelton and a sister, Stella Rozbicki of Bridgeport. He was predeceased by his brother, Edward Andrejczyk; and sisters, Julia Szymkuc, Mary Siwiec and Laura Gniadek. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 28 at 9 a.m. from the Spadaccino Community Funeral Home, 315 Monroe Turnpike (Rt. 111), Monroe followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. JudePs Church in Monroe. Interment will be at St. Rose Cemetery in Newtown. Friends are invited to the funeral home on Monday, November 27 from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Food Pantry, St. Charles Food Pantry or Bridgeport Rescue Mission.

Funeral Home

Spadaccino and Leo P. Gallagher & Son Community Funeral Home
315 Monroe Turnpike Monroe, CT 06468
(203) 445-8500

Published in Connecticut Post from Nov. 25 to Nov. 26, 2006