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Theodore P. Kawalec

1943 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences Gallery
Theodore P. Kawalec Obituary

Theodore "Ted" Paul Kawalec, 71, of Tolland, passed away at home on Thursday, April 24, 2014. He was born in Rockville on January 21, 1943. He was the son of the late Theodore and Mary (Winiarz) Kawalec. Ted graduated from Rockville High School in 1961. He served in the U.S. Navy, Submarine Service, from 1964 to 1968. Ted is survived by his wife of 48 years. Karen (Mitchell) Kawalec and by three children, Amy Graney and her husband Jon of Tolland, John Kawalec and his wife Krista of Tolland, and David Kawalec and his wife Stacy of Coventry. He's also survived by three grandchildren, Samantha Kawalec and Nathan and Matthew Graney. He also leaves his sister-in-law, Nancy Mitchell. Returning from the Navy, Ted worked in plumbing and heating. Upon obtaining his masters license, he started his own business, Kawalec Plumbing and Heating, with his sons. Ted retired in 2007. Ted enjoyed fishing, gardening, trips to the casinos, and spending time with his family. He will be deeply missed by all. Relatives and friends may join the family on Monday, April 28, 2014 from 4-7 pm at the Burke-Fortin Funeral Home, 76 Prospect Street, Rockville, CT 06066. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 10 am at St. Matthew's Church, Tolland. Burial will follow at the South Cemetery, Tolland, CT. Memorial contributions may be made to the Vernon VNA, 8 Keynote Drive, Vernon, CT 06066 or the Tolland Volunteer Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 827, Tolland, CT 06084. For online condolences, please visit

Published in The Hartford Courant on Apr. 26, 2014
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