John J. Baronowski, Sr. May 6, 1920 - March 18, 2013 NORWICH - John J. Baronowski, Sr., 92, of Smith Ave, died on Monday evening at Harrington Court Healthcare in Colchester. On May 6, 1920 he was born in Norwich, Connecticut the son of Anthony and Katherine (Czaplinski) Baranowski. John was a veteran of World War II
having served as a Staff Sergeant with the 550th Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion in the European Campaign and took part in several battles including the battle of the bulge. He was honorably discharged in November of 1945 and returned to Connecticut. Shortly after his return he began working at Federal Paperboard where he worked in the maintenance department. After leaving Federal he began working in the Norwich School System, retiring as head custodian at Teachers Memorial School. He was the loving husband of Edwina (Yorsz) Baronowski. They met in Norwich and were married November 22, 1942 at St. Joseph's in Norwich. She predeceased him on June 14, 1994. John was a parishioner of St. Joseph Church in Norwich for many years and was a proud member of the Norwich V.F.W Post #594. He is survived by his two sons, John J. Baronowski, Jr. and wife Suzanne of Southport, NC and James E. Baronowski and wife Joan of Colchester; four grandchildren, Tracey Crowley, Katherine Branson, Cheryl Aronson and James S. Baronowski; five great grandchildren, Logan and Addison Aronson, Jerlyn and Randy Crowley and Lily Branson; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three brothers, Stanley Baranowski, Leo Baranowski and Anthony Baronowski ; and three sisters, Wanda Bouley, Ann Girard and Jean Jakubowski. The family would like to thank the staff at Harrington Court for providing such wonderful care. You did it with true professionalism and compassion and we will forever be grateful for that. The funeral will assemble on Friday, March 22 at 8:00 A.M. at the Woyasz & Son Funeral Home, 141 Central Ave, Norwich, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:00 A.M. at St. Joseph Church. Burial with presentation of military honors will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 5-8 P.M. at the funeral home.