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Michael George Paluck(1947 - 2013)



Michael George Paluck, 66, of Enfield, passed away peacefully on Saturday, (November 16, 2013) with his wife and daughter by his side. Born on May 12, 1947 in Springfield, MA, Mike spent his early years in Windsor Locks where he attended Windsor Locks High School. Shortly after graduation he enlisted in the Air Force National Guard as an aircraft mechanic. Mike was also employed by Pratt & Whitney Aircraft and their UTC Fuel Cell division where he had a 45 year career as a Fuel Cell Mechanic until his retirement in 2011. A loving husband and father, Mike's life was devoted to his family. He is survived by his wife Cynthia; his daughter Courtney; and his loyal little companion Zorro; his brother Alan and his wife, Anne of Hartford, CT, his brother David and his wife, Charlene of Enfield, CT, his sister Doreen Weeks and her husband, Henry Gaffney of Enfield, his brother John Blatchford Jr. and his wife, Kristine of Douglas, MA, a sister Tina Underwood of Ocala, FL; nine nephews, one niece, one grand-niece and two grand-nephews. Michael is predeceased by his mother Doris Blatchford and his father Michael Paluck. Over the last 15 years Mike developed a passion for golf. He even sailed across choppy water near Mexico to play in Tulum and climbed a mountain in St. Thomas to play another. Another favorite place to play was Myrtle Beach where the family took numerous vacations. Mike made many friends over the years and played golf with most of them. The family would like to thank Dr. Mark Dailey, his colleagues and assistants at the Helen and Harry Gray Cancer Center in Hartford for their knowledge and perseverance during a very difficult time; also the entire staff of doctors, nurses, PCA's and all the others who made Mike's time on CB2 peaceful and comfortable, and for their unwavering compassion toward his family during his numerous stays on their floor. Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Thursday, November 21, 2013, from 6-8 p.m., at the Browne Memorial Funeral Chapels, 43 Shaker Rd, Enfield. A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, November 22, 2013 at 10 a.m. at St Catherine's Church, 6 Windsorville Rd, Broad Brook (Please meet directly at church). A private burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Donations in Mike's memory can be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of CT or the CT Children's Medical Center. For additional information, directions, or to extend an online message of sympathy, please visit: www.brownefuneralhome.com



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Browne Funeral Chapels
43 Shaker Road Enfield, CT 06082
(860) 745-3115

Published in The Hartford Courant on Nov. 20, 2013
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