East Lyme - Stanley Moskal, 92, of Niantic, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital in New London. He was the husband of Patricia A. (Strange) Moskal, to whom he was married on April 14, 1951.
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Born in Fall River, Mass., on Nov. 5, 1921, he was a son of the late John and Agnes (Capp) Moskal. Mr. Moskal attended Dighton High School and graduated from New York Trade School in 1946.
He grew up in Berkley, Mass., and moved to Saratoga Springs, N.Y., in 1953, and then to his permanent home in Niantic, in 1953, and was employed by General Dynamics/Electric Boat in Groton as an electrician and inspector until his retirement in 1986. He was a member of the Local IBEW # 261 and a past president of the Retirees Club. He was also a life member of the Groton Elks Club.
Mr. Moskal served in the U.S. Army Air Force as a technical sergeant during World War II in Southeast Asia until his discharge in 1945. He earned several military awards including the Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic Pacific Theater Campaign Ribbon, American Theater Campaign Ribbon, and the Victory Medal.
Mr. Moskal was a man full of life who was big-hearted and enjoyed helping others. He was a joke teller who thrived on making people feel special. Most of all, he loved and was devoted to his family. He was known for his love of the Boston Red Sox and the UConn women's basketball team. He was an avid gardener.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Moskal leaves five daughters, Susan Hagarty of Killingly, Carol Condon of Tucson, Ariz., Cynthia Bayreuther of Niantic, Beverly Capozzoli of Cranston, R.I., and Betsy Gadbois of Norwich; a sister, Celia Kenney of Assonet, Mass.; two brothers, Frank Moskal and John Moskal, both of Berkley, Mass. He is also survived by six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a sister, Anna (Moskal) Chodkowski and a brother, Paul Moskal.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Mr. Moskal's name may be made to the East Lyme Ambulance Fund, 8 Grand St., Niantic, CT 06357.
A celebration of Mr. Moskal's life will be held at a later date.
For additional information or to send the family a written expression of sympathy, please visit an online guest book at www.dyer-lakefuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Ave., Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro, MA (508) 695-0200.
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Published in The Day on Dec. 5, 2013