Mystic - Edward J. Evenski, 97, of Mystic, entered into rest on Monday, March 17, 2014, in his home at the Academy Point Senior Living Community. He was the devoted husband of the late Jean Kozlowski Evenski.
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Mr. Evenski was born in Waterbury, on Feb. 8, 1917, son of the late Chester and Bertha (Ciesinski) Evenski, was raised and educated in Seymour and was a Shelton resident for over 62 years, until moving to Groton and Mystic. He graduated from Syracuse University, Class of 1941, was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army/Air Corp reaching the rank of tech. sargeant. Mr. Evenski went on to a long career as a system analyst for Uniroyal, and Raybestos Manhattan, and several other companies.
He was a former member of the St. Michael's Catholic War Vets in Derby, the American Legion Sutter-Terlizzi Post # 16 in Shelton, the Knights of Columbus, and was a former usher at the 10:30 a.m. Mass at St.Lawrence Church in Shelton, and was a former communicant of St. Michael's Church in Derby.
Mr. Evenski is the beloved father of Robert Evenski and his wife, Jill, William Evenski and his wife, Laury McGee, and Joan Jach. He is the cherished grandfather of Jennifer Evenski, Andrea Evenski and her husband, Sean Cox, Jessica Sarandrea and her husband, Richard, Adam Evenski and his wife, Rachel, Aidan Evenski, Sara Hess and her husband, Kyle, and David Jach and his wife, Kate. He is the adoring great-grandfather of Kaelyn, Brennan, Isabelle, Haley, Logan, Lana, Carter, and Anderson. He is also survived by his former daughter-in-law, Linda Kiraly; and several nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by a son-in-law, John Jach; a grandson, Michael Jach; a brother, Zigmont Evenski; and a sister, Jeanette Hoffart.
Mr. Evenski's family would like to offer their thanks to the staff of Academy Point, Lighthouse Home Care, and Beacon Hospice for all of the care provided him.
Friends may greet his family from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, in the Edward F. Adzima Funeral Home, 253 Elizabeth St., Derby. On Friday, his funeral procession will leave the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Michael's Church. Burial with full military honors will be at St. Michael Cemetery, Derby.
Please offer condolences to his family at www.adzimafh.com.
At the request of his family, memorial contributions may be made to Beacon Hospice, 12 Roosevelt Ave., Mystic, CT 06355.
Published in The Day on Mar. 19, 2014
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