Joseph J. Nieroda, of Enfield, entered into eternal life at the age of 60, on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013.
He was born on June 24, 1952, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of the late Joseph and Stephanie (Guzauskas) Nieroda, and resided in Enfield most of his life. Prior to retiring in 2007, Joseph was employed for over 20 years with the State of Connecticut Department of Correction as a correction officer. He was a member of the NRA and Enfield Elks Lodge
B.P.O.E No. 2222. Joe was a gun enthusiast, as well as an avid New York Yankees and New York Giants fan.
He is survived by his five children, John M. Nieroda (Brenda) of Enfield, Tracey L. Nieroda-Morin (William) of Broad Brook, Nicole A. Drury (David) of Enfield, Melinda A. Cross of Enfield, and Kelly M. Audette (Jae) of Somerset, Mass.; his 12 loving and cherished grandchildren, Tyler, Nathan, Abigayle, Chelsea, John Jr., Joseph, Joshua, Logan, Colin, Avary, Libby, and Maebel; his two beloved beagles, Bonnie and Jack. He is also survived by a brother, Stephen Nieroda (Debra) of Enfield; a nephew, Stephen Nieroda; along with many cousins and friends.
Relatives and friends may gather with his family during calling hours on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Browne Memorial Funeral Chapels, 43 Shaker Road, Enfield, followed by a memorial and remembrance service with the Rev. John Melnick officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in his memory may be made to Enfield Animal Control, 293 Elm St., Enfield CT 06082.
For online condolences and directions go towww.brownefuneralhome.com