SANBORNVILLE — Thomas Leon Kaczynski, 79, of 1191 Lowell Lake Road died Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010 at the Frisbie Memorial Hospital.
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Born Feb. 15, 1930 in New Haven, Conn., he was the son of the late Julius and Ethel (Karbowski) Kaczynski.
Tom was a proud graduate of the University of Connecticut Agriculture program, and member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. He served in the 1st Calvary Division of the U.S. Army and is a veteran of the Korean War.
Tom was affectionately known as the "Chicken Man." He inherited the Hamilton Street chicken market from his father and worked hard all of his life to grow this business from a retail market to a large poultry transport operation, the largest in New England. In retirement, he enjoyed spending more time with his family, especially his grandchildren. To all who knew him, Tom was a generous and loving husband, father and grandfather.
Members of his family include his wife of 55 years, Phyllis C. (Marchesseault) Kaczynski of Sanbornville; his children, Thomas L. Kaczynski Jr. and wife, Deborah, of Rochester, Michael G. Kaczynski and wife, Christine, of New Haven, Conn., Nancy Shankar and husband, Pradheep, of Cheshire, Conn., Karen Esslinger and husband, James, of Watertown, Conn., and Julie Baars Kaczynski and husband, Freddy Baars of Natick, Mass.; his sister, Jean Stanek and husband, William, of Vernon, Conn.; his grandchildren, Nilani and Dehan Shanker, Michael and Marci Kaczynski, Nathaniel Cyrus, Sarah Kaczynski, and Alexander and Eva Baars.
He was predeceased by his brother, Robert Kaczynski.
A wake will be held Sunday, Feb. 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the R. M. Edgerly & Son Funeral Home, 86 S. Main St., Rochester. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday, Feb. 8 at 11 a.m. at the St. Anthony's Church, Main Street, Sanbornville, N.H.
Burial will be held Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 1:30 p.m. in the All Saints Cemetery, 700 Middletown Ave., North Haven, Conn.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Anthony's Church, PO Box 490, Sanbornville, NH 03872.
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Published in Fosters from Feb. 5 to Feb. 6, 2010
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