Frank J. Szufnarowski Jr.
1943 - 2015
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Frank J. Szufnarowski, Jr., formerly of New Britain and Durham, CT, passed away Sunday, May 3, 2015 (at the Rocky Hill Veterans Hospital). He was born August 13, 1943 to the late Frank Szufnarowski Sr and Genevieve (Zelek) Szufnarowski. Although battling Alzheimer Disease for many years, Frank never lost his sense of humor nor his affection for those close to him. He was the beloved companion of Mary Ann O'Brien of Durham, where he made his home for a happy 13 years. A brother to Mary and Tom Cotta and Jane and Kenny Glasgow. He leaves nieces Maris (Cotta) Richards, her husband Christopher, and their children Devon and Dylan, niece Stephanie Glasgow, nephews Ron Cotta and fiancée Amy Eliades and nephew Brandon Glasgow. He was predeceased by his grandparents John and Margaret Zelek, Joseph and Eva Szufnarowksi, his stepmother Julie (Cebulski) Szufnarowski and many aunts and uncles. Frank proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Viet Nam era; he worked for years in the printing trade and later in security and office positions. In his later years as an American International Author he published two books of his original poetry, Going with the Flow of Poetry, and the Wisdom of Poetry. Besides being a loyal Red Sox fan since he was a young boy, his many interests included taking college courses, camping, country western dancing growing red maple trees, collecting "mineral stones", going to country fairs, and being a friend to all who knew him. He was a true gentleman whose sparkling blue eyes and gentle smile will be greatly missed. Frank's family would like to acknowledge all of the staff that cared for him at the V.A. Hospital. Their exceptional treatment & compassion were so greatly appreciated we cannot express our gratitude enough. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 7th beginning with visitation at the Kenney- Luddy Funeral Home, 205 S Main St, New Britain, CT at 9:00a.m., a Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the Church of St. Joseph 195 South Main St, New Britain at 11:00 a.m., and interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery New Britain. Memorial donations may be made in his name to the American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Connecticut, P.O. Box 266, Rocky Hill, CT and indicate Christmas Gift Shoppe on the donation. This fund supports the Christmas Gift Shoppe where veterans can select gifts for their families.

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Published in Hartford Courant from May 5 to May 6, 2015.
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May 6, 2015
Dear Marion and loved ones of Frank J. Szufnarowski Jr.

Syd and I are very sad to hear of your loss. He will be missed, but better yet, remembered with much love. We also hope that the memories of happier times will soon come back to bring you cheer.
Truly, Syd and Sandy Rudy
May 6, 2015
MaryAnn, so sorry for your loss. I was just reading some of his poems in "Going With The Flow." He was a special man. Always fun to be around. Praying for all of you. Rosalie Strano
May 6, 2015
Mary & family, so sorry to hear about Frankie, you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Fred & Laura Czarnaty
May 6, 2015
Mary Anne sorry I was not able to go were in my thoughts and prayers. My deepest condolences, always, Pat
Pat Rodgers
May 6, 2015
In loving memory of a good and gentle man, who embraced and enjoyed life to the fullest. Maryann - may you always have the comfort of the memories you made together. Your cherished Frank will always be with you in spirit - watching over you - at peace and free from all pain from his home in heaven. You are in my thoughts and in my prayers.
Barbara Corbin
May 5, 2015
Mary Ann - So very sorry for your loss....
We have missed seeing you at NEWDA...
Lynne Flanders
May 5, 2015
Mary Ann - I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved Frank. Know that you are in my prayers for strength and comfort during this time of sorrow. Your love for him was strong and you were steadfast in your care of him. May your memories of happier times bring you comfort and peace.
Cori Wrobel
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