Tadeus J. Buczkowski, 86, died Sunday, March 2, 2014, after a short illness. He was born in Enfield, the son of the late Marion and Maryanna Buczkowski.
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He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Helen (Satkowski); sons David J., and his wife, Gail, of Lexington, Mass., and Gary, and his wife, Tyra, of Knoxville, Tenn.; and grandchildren, Adam, Gregg, and Devon of Lexington; a brother, Edwin; and sister, Jennie Dursa. He was predeceased by brothers, Joseph and John; and sisters, Helen Richer and Stella Cashman.
"Ted" was past president of the Connecticut Valley Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers. A registered professional engineer, he retired from the Hartford Insurance Group after 32 years with the company. During his career, he was invited by the U.S. Department of Labor to participate in industrial safety seminars in Poland in 1969 and again as team leader in 1971. A lifelong resident of Enfield, he served on the Enfield Housing Authority, as chairman of the building committee of the Enfield Public Safety Complex, Enfield Planning and Zoning Commission, and as vice chairman of the Enrico Fermi Building Committee. He was an incorporator of the New England Bank & Trust Co., now Webster Bank, and a member of its board of directors. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Elks Lodge BPOE No. 2222. He was a graduate of Western New England College and Enfield High School. Ted was a devoted family man, an avid outdoorsman and an Army veteran of World War II. With his wife, he visited all 50 of the United States and each of the Canadian provinces, as well as Australia, New Zealand, and most of Europe.
A funeral procession will gather at the funeral home on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at 9 a.m. for a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at St. Bernard Church, 426 Hazard Ave., Enfield, at 10 a.m. Burial will be at St. Patrick's King Street Cemetery, Enfield.
Friends and family are invited to calling hours at Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapel, 61 South Road, on Friday, March 7, 2014, from 4 to 7 p.m.
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Mar. 5 to Mar. 9, 2014
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