Eugene "Gene" Paraska

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PARASKA Eugene ( Gene ) Paraska, age 68, of Fairfield, beloved husband of Jeanette Poidomani Paraska, went home to the Lord on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at St. Vincent's Medical Center. Born in Scranton , PA , son to the late John and Mary Enkulenko Paraska, Gene was a Fairfield Town resident for most of his life. A graduate of Andrew Warde High School , Class of 1962, he went on to work for RCA Service Company as a technician, sales manager and service manager for thirteen years before founding his family business, American Cable Electronic Services. A longtime parishioner of the former Holy Trinity Byzantine Catholic Church of Bridgeport, Gene was faithful member and willing volunteer for the Church Bazaars and many other functions. He also belonged to the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers and the Electronic Technician Association. He enjoyed travel, the water, boating and fishing, steam trains and spending time with his family. Gene especially loved the adventures with his cherished grandchildren to introduce to them new experiences and wonders of life and seeing and sharing their joy. A loving husband, to Jeanette, his high school sweetheart and devoted wife of 49 years, with whom through the years spent the many phases of their lives growing, loving and supporting each other as life presented itself. Sharing family life as well as professional lives, together. His son E.J. feels so fortunate to have had such a close relationship and great dad he enjoyed as a child and as an adult daily working side by side with him in their business. Gene 's also will be greatly missed by all his extended family, his personal friends, professional and business associates, vendors, customers, and employees, who will miss his warm smile, sense of humor, and "can do" attitude. Gene had a great love for all God's creatures fed the birds and most recently taking in the feral cats that chose his yard for their home. Gene 's survivors include his devoted wife, Jeanette, son, E J Paraska II, and his wife Michele, his grandchildren Angela and Eugene (Trey) Paraska III, all of Fairfield , sisters in law Dee Mazas, Arlene Boyhan and Debra LaRose and her husband Craig. As well as several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was predeceased by his brother, John Paraska. Funeral services will be held on Monday at 10:15am in the Lesko & Polke Funeral Home, 1209 Post Rd. , Fairfield Center and at 11am in Holy Cross Church , Tahmore Dr. , Fairfield with burial to follow in Mt. Grove Cemetery . Calling hours will be held on Sunday from 3-8pm. Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Cross Church or to the FeralCare,Inc., P.O. Box 954 , Stratford Ct 06615-0954 or www.feralcare.com.To sign an online register, order flowers or to get directions, please visit www.LeskoPolkeFuneralHome.com Ct 06615-0954 or www.feralcare.com.To sign an online register, order flowers or to get directions, please visit www.LeskoPolkeFuneralHome.com

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Published in Connecticut Post from Nov. 18 to Nov. 20, 2011
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