Andrew Konon Jr., 82 of Bolton, fell asleep in the Lord, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, with his loving family by his side, from a very brief illness.
Born in Hartford, he lived in East Hartford for many years, relocating to Bolton. He is predeceased by his loving wife, Elizabeth Zawada; mother, Tekla Tkacz; and father Andrew Konon. He is survived by his son, Andrew Konon; daughters, Elizabeth Sweet and Tatiana Myers. He was blessed with five beautiful grandchildren.
Andrew prayed at St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church in West Springfield, Mass. He was a veteran of the United States Army
, serving at Fort Benning, Ga., where he was a chaplain's assistant and a member of the rifle team. He worked hard all of his life as a machinist at Dunham Bush, Hartford, as well at Pratt & Whitney, East Hartford. After retirement, he was employed by Sam's Club, Manchester. Andrew was an active member of the Bolton Senior Center, where he would often be seen sporting his cowboy hats and playing dominoes. He was a member of the Army Navy Club of Manchester and enjoyed musicals performed by local artists. Andrew was a bright light wherever he made his presence, befriended and loved by many.
Viewing will be held at the John F. Tierney Funeral Home, 219 W. Center St., Manchester, on Friday, Dec. 28, from 4 to 8 p.m. with a Pannykhida (memorial service) at 5 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 29, at 10 a.m. at St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, 23 Southworth St., West Springfield, Mass., with burial following at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church in West Springfield, Mass.; the USO; hospice at St. Francis Hospital, Hartford; or the March of Dimes.