Peter J. Sadloski, 92, longtime resident of Manchester, husband of the late Elizabeth V. (Lynch) Sadloski, died Sunday, April 6, 2014, surrounded by his loving family at a local convalescent home.
Pete was born in New Britain on Aug. 11, 1921, one of 10 children of John and Amelia (Soczynski) Sadloski. He was raised in New Britain and graduated from the State of Connecticut Technical School (now Vinal Tech). He was a veteran
of World War II
, serving in Europe with the U. S. Army
100th Infantry Division. A resident of Manchester for over 60 years, he enjoyed his summers at the family lake house in Coventry. Prior to retiring in 1983, Pete was a draftsman at Hamilton Standard in Windsor Locks for 38 years. He was a parishioner of St. Bridget Church in Manchester, an avid Red Sox and UConn fan, and very proud of his membership in the 1st Company Governor's Foot Guard.
He is survived by seven daughters and four sons, and their spouses, Peggy and Jim Burnett of Manchester, Arlene and Bill White of Manchester, Marie Thompson of Windsor, Karen and David Fitzgerald of East Hartford, Joanne and Richard Gustafson of Manchester, Susan Jones of Coventry, Kathie Sadloski and Kim Adamski of Bristol, Peter and Nancy Sadloski of Hebron, Stephen and Nancy Sadloski of Ellington, Edward and Beth Sadloski of Tolland, and Robert and Carmella Sadloski of Vernon; 28 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and extended family friends. Besides his wife and siblings, Pete was predeceased by his granddaughter, Amy Jones-Eades.
The family would like to send a special thank you to all the nurses and staff of Crestfield/Fenwood Manor, his special hospice caretakers from the Visiting Nurse and Health Services of Connecticut, and his homecare aide, Judy Smith.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, April 12, at 10 a.m. at St. Bridget Church, 80 Main St, in Manchester. Please go directly to the church. Burial, with full military honors, will follow at the Hillstown Road Veterans Cemetery in Manchester.
Visiting hours will be Friday, April 11, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Holmes Funeral Home, 400 Main St., Manchester.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project.
To leave a message for his family, visitwww.holmes-watkinsfuneralhomes.com