WALLINGFORD - Edward Thomas Borkowski, 91, passed away, peacefully surrounded by family, on Sunday, March 16, 2014. He was the husband of the late Jane A. Borkowski.
Born in Meriden on March 7, 1923; a son of Telesfor Borkowski and Amelia Bobinski Borkowski. He grew up in New Haven, was a graduate of Hillhouse High School. Edward served in the U.S. Army
during World War II
in the 99th Infantry Division. He received his bachelor's degree in science from the University of Connecticut and was a member of the Theta Chi fraternity. Edward worked as a procurement specialist at U.S. Electrical Motors, a division of Emerson Electric. An avid reader, he enjoyed the theater and playing cards, he was a member of the Wallingford Senior Center. He and his wife loved traveling extensively with the Friendship Force and spending winters in the warmth of Florida. Most of all Edward, loved to spend time with his family and friends.
He was the father of Martha (Paul) Swanson, of Newington, Paul (Ulla) Borkowski, of Boulder, Colo., and Carl (Flor) Borkowski, of Seminole, Fla.; he was the grandfather of Eric and Andrew Swanson and Nicholas Borkowski; he is also survived by his sister, Henrietta DiLauro. Predeceased by sisters, Pauline Henk, Genevieve Peck; and brothers, Raymond and John Borkowski.
A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated in The Most Holy Trinity Church, Wallingford. Interment will follow in St. Lawrence Cemetery, West Haven. Should friends desire memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans, 38-64 Hawley St., Newington, CT 06111, The American Red Cross, 144 S Main St., 4, Wallingford, CT 06492 or an organization of their choice. www.northhavenfuneral.com.