East Lyme - John F. Stefanski, 91, of East Lyme, formerly of New London, died Friday, May 23, 2014, at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital in New London.
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He was born in New London, Oct. 30, 1922, the son of Frank John and Stefania (Kornaczki) Stefanski.
He was the husband of Katherine "Kitty" (O'Connor) Stefanski, who predeceased him on June 6, 2005.
Mr. Stefanski was retired, having worked at Pfizer Inc. as a quality control inspector. He was a graduate of the former Chapman Technical High School in New London. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy. He served on the USS Pomfret and the USS Sunfish. He enjoyed playing golf with his brother, Bill and spending time with family and friends. He enjoyed traveling with his wife, Kitty.
He is survived by a son, Jim Stefanski and his wife, Laura, of East Lyme; daughter, Karen Stevens of Amarillo, Texas; brother, William Stefanski of Waterford; sister, Helen Soboleski of Kentucky; daughter-in-law, Darlene Stefanski of Stonington; eight grandchildren, Kevin, Jennifer, Kristin, David, Jessica, Jaden, Sage, and Anna; four great-grandchildren, Caden, Dominik, Xavier, and Grayson.
He was predeceased by a son, Jack Stefanski; sister, Pauline Mroczkowski; and a brother, Stephen Stefanski.
A memorial service will be conducted at 12 p.m. Thursday, May 29, in St. John Episcopal Church in Niantic. Interment will be at a later date. There are no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Lawrence + Memorial Hospital Development Fund, 365 Montauk Ave., New London, CT 06320; or to St. John Episcopal Church, Main St., Niantic, CT 06357.
The Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home of Niantic, is assisting the family.
Condolence messages may be left on John's memorial page at www.neilanfuneralhome.com.
Thomas L. Neilan & Sons East Lyme Funeral Home
48 Grand St Niantic, CT 06357
Published in The Day on May 27, 2014