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Ralph Parizek "Ronnie" Parizek


1933 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
Ralph Parizek "Ronnie" Parizek Obituary


Ralph Ronald "Ronnie" Parizek, a lifelong resident of Willington, CT, entered peacefully into eternal life on Sunday, December 8, 2013, surrounded by his family. Ronnie, 80, was the loving husband of Carol (Couchevitz) Parizek. Born on April 5, 1933 in Stafford Springs, CT, Ronnie was the son of Ralph and Amelia (Hipsky) Parizek. He was the beloved father of two, grandfather of three, and uncle, friend, and inspiration to many. Ronnie served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict with 28 combat missions in the 307th Bomb Group/Wing, 371st Squadron as a CFC (Central Fire Control) airman in the B-29 aircraft stationed at the Kadena Airforce Base in Okinawa, Japan, working to preserve America's freedoms. He was a realtor with Parizek Realty for many years. He was a member of Corporal Henry Toberman V.F.W. Post No. 938 of Willington, member of the Connecticut Trappers Association, past president of the Vernon Board of Realtors, vice president of the Willington Cemetery Association, and was a Justice of the Peace since 1965. He married the love of his life, Carol, on June 13, 1964, and they were fortunate enough to have been together for almost fifty years. They later welcomed two sons, Donald and Jody, into their family. His sons meant the world to him and he was very proud of them. Ronnie was an avid outdoorsman and loved to spend time hunting and fishing on his property in Willington with family and friends. He was the loving "Papa" to his three cherished grandchildren, Skyley Rose, Chase Alexander, and Mitchell Adam. He loved spending time with them and watching them swim in the pond at his house. He always knew how to make them laugh. Ronnie is survived by his beloved wife, Carol; two sons, Donald Parizek and his wife Maureen, and Jody Parizek, all of Willington, CT. He is also survived by his three grandchildren, Skyley, Chase, and Mitchell Parizek, of Willington, CT. Ronnie also leaves behind his three siblings, Evelyne Parizek, of Willington, CT, Harriette Donaldson of Oakton, VA, and Richard Parizek, and his wife Estelle, of State College, PA; as well as many nieces and nephews, Deborah Lowman, Beth Waddell, K. John Donaldson, James Donaldson, Katarin Parizek, George Parizek, Evelyne Baumrucker, and Byron Parizek as well as their spouses and children. He also leaves behind his beloved bird dog, Jill. Ronnie was predeceased by his parents, Ralph and Amelia Parizek, and his brother-in-law, Kenneth Donaldson. His funeral will be held on Thursday, December 12, 2013, with a procession forming by 10 A.M. at Introvigne Funeral Home, Inc., 51 East Main St., Stafford Springs, CT, followed by a church service at 11 A.M. at the Federated Church of Willington, 132 River Rd., Willington, CT. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Willington Hill Cemetery, Willington, CT. Calling hours are on Wednesday from 2-4 P.M. and 6-8 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to Willington Fire Department No. 1, P. O. Box 161, Willington, CT 06279, or to Boy Scout Troop #82 of Willington, 70 Trask Rd., Willington, CT 06279. For online condolences or directions, please visit: www.introvignefuneralhome.com.



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Published in The Hartford Courant on Dec. 10, 2013
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