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SZABO, Pal

Pal Szabo, 75, of Windsor, formerly of East Windsor, loving husband to Mary (Mako) Szabo, passed away at home with his family on Thursday, (January 3, 2013). Pal was born in Jaszapati, Hungary on Aug. 26, 1937. He was the son of the late Jozsef and Maria (Szoke) Szabo. Pal emigrated from Hungary to the United States in Dec. of 1956. He was a machinist by trade and in 1966 he realized his dream to own his own company, when he founded P.S. Machine Company in East Hartford; which later moved to South Windsor, where it remained in business for 43 years until Pal's retirement in 2009. Pal was very involved with the local Hungarian community. At one time he was president and treasurer of the Hartford Hungarian Club. Pal loved sports, especially soccer, which he continued to play in his 50's. In addition to playing and watching soccer, Pal was a longtime fan of UConn basketball. Pal never shied away from a political debate and was involved in civics, but he always respected the opinions of others, which was a testament to his character. He also had quite a sweet tooth and never turned down a good piece of pastry. After Pal retired in 2009, he enjoyed spending winters in the warmth of Vero Beach, FL where he passed the time enjoying life with his wife Mary. Pal is survived by his wife Mary; sons Joseph and his girlfriend Erin of Berlin, Laci and his wife Karen of Somers, Miklos (Ocsi) and his wife Terry of Windsor Locks, and Daniel of East Windsor. Pal has three grandchildren, Miklos, Jamie and Phillip. He is also survived by two sisters, Ilona and husband Imre Lengyel of Bolton, and Margit (Manci) Tajti of Szazhalombatta, Hungary. In addition he leaves loving nephews Attila and his wife Nicole Lengyel and family, and Laci Tajti and Levente Kiss. He leaves his niece Margit and husband Lajos Szabo and family. Pal also leaves his special brother and sister-in-law Alex and Rose Becz, and Jim and Joyce Mako and their families. He also leaves many cherished friends and acquaintances.
A funeral service will begin on Thursday (Jan. 10) at 9 a.m. from the Bassinger & Dowd Funeral Home, 37 Gardner St., East Windsor followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Philip Church, East Windsor. Burial will follow in Springdale Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday evening from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Masonicare Partners Hospice, 111 Founders Plaza, Suite 200, East Hartford, CT 06108. For online condolences and directions please visit www.bassingerdowdfh.com.




Published in The Hartford Courant on Jan. 6, 2013
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