MERIDEN - Robert "Belby" Mierzejewski, 79, husband of Patricia A. (Novak) Mierzejewski, died on Sunday, May 4, 2014, at Midstate Medical Center after a short illness.
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Born in Meriden on Sept. 22, 1934, he was the son of the late Leo and Wanda (Kloskowski) Mierzejewski. He had resided in Meriden all of his life and had graduated from St. Stanislaus School, Meriden High School, class of 1952 and Electronic Technical School. Mr. Mierzejewski was employed by Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company and Wonder Bread / Hostess Baking Company which he retired from as a route salesman in 1996. He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served with the U.S. Navy on the USS Lake Champlain from 1952 to 1956. He was a lifelong parishioner of St. Stanislaus Church. Mr. Mierzejewski was a member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, was an active member at St. Stanislaus Parish, Treasurer of the Home and School Association, volunteer at the St. Stanislaus School June Festival for 30 years, member of the Holy Name Society, a longtime member of the St. Stanislaus Church Choir, where he especially enjoyed singing "Koledy", Polish Christmas Carols, supporter of Greater New England Multiple Sclerosis Walk in Springfield and in later years, was a member of the Dutch Hill Neighborhood Watch. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed travel and cruises. His most cherished roles were being a father and grandfather and participating in all of his granddaughter's activities, whether it was a sporting event or a school play, he was always there.
Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Kim Mierzejewski; one son, Robert Jr., and his wife, Debra, of Meriden; three grandchildren, Alexa, Nicole and Taylor Mierzejewski, all of Meriden; two sisters, Helen Dudek, of Wallingford and Francis Jedynak, of Wethersfield; one brother, Leonard Sr., and his wife, Barbara, of Meriden; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; and his older brother, Edward.
Friends and relatives are invited to attend a Mass of Christian burial to be held on Friday, May 9, at 10 a.m. at St. Stanislaus Church, 82 Akron St., Meriden. Everyone is asked to meet directly at church. Burial will be private. Friends may call at the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 East Main St., Meriden, CT on Thursday, May 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018, the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater New England Chapter, 101A First Ave., Waltham, MA 02451, or to St. Stanislaus Church, 82 Akron St., Meriden, CT 06450.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Neil Scollan, The Franciscan Home Care of Meriden and to to the Staff at Midstate Medical Center for the wonderful care given to Robert.
For online condolences and directions, please visit www.jferryfh.com.
John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home
80 East Main Street
Meriden, CT 06450
Published in The Record-Journal on May 7, 2014