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Stanley A. Cipkas Sr.

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Stanley A. Cipkas Sr. Obituary

Stanley A. "Stosh" Cipkas, Sr., 90, of Bloomfield, beloved husband of Elizabeth (Theodore) Cipkas, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at the McLean Home in Simsbury. Born in Suffield to the late William and Rose (Kawalko) Cipkas, he lived most of his life in Bloomfield and served his country proudly with the US Merchant Marines during WWII. Stanley worked in maintenance at KAMAN and the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation for over 40 years. Along with Charles Kaman and Manny Alves, they started the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation. After retiring from KAMAN, Stanley continued to care for the KAMAN and Fidelco properties for many years after. He had a unique style of workmanship, he was very meticulous and took great pride in his work. Stanley was very dedicated to his family, his property, farming and gardening. Besides his wife Elizabeth "Betty", of Bloomfield, he is survived by his sons, William Cipkas and Stanley Cipkas Jr. and his wife Jennifer; his daughter Jo-Ann Jones; his grandchildren, Richard, Joshua, Stanley III, Christina and her husband Brian, Stacy and her husband Kenneth, Josalyn, Jesseca, Jaimie, Alexa and Samantha; and his great-grandchildren, Caitlyn, Brianna, Kensy, Gracy and Johnathan. He also leaves a close family friend, Robert. He will be dearly missed. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his son Michael Cipkas, his brothers, Edward and Joseph, and his sisters, Mary, Pauline, Claire and Helen. His family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of the McLean Home for their compassionate care of Stanley. His family will receive friends on Wednesday, December 6 from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM at the Carmon Funeral Home, 807 Bloomfield Ave Windsor. Family and friends may gather at 10 AM, Thursday, December 7 at the funeral home to follow in a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM at Sacred Heart Church in Bloomfield. Burial with military honors will follow at Granby Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make a memorial donation to the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, 103 Vision Way, Bloomfield, CT 06002 or the Shannon Shattuck, Post #182, American Legion, PO Box 182, Granby, CT 06035. For online condolences please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com


Published in The Hartford Courant on Dec. 5, 2017
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