Frank Cieplinski Jr.
Frank E. Cieplinski, Jr., 88, devoted husband of Barbara Matis Cieplinski, died Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at his home at Sturges Ridge in Fairfield. He was the son of the late Frank E. Cieplinski, Sr., and Mary M. Sobasko and was a lifelong resident of Southport. Frank retired from Perkin Elmer after 31 years of employment. He was a veteran of the United States Army having served in the Korean War, and was a member of American Legion Post 74. For many decades Frank was an active member of St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Fairfield serving as trustee, Chairman of the Finance Council and as a Eucharistic Minister among many other volunteer duties. He was a recipient of the St. Augustine Medal from the Diocese of Bridgeport. Frank was a longtime member of the Southport Volunteer Fire Department and an avid Polka Dancer. In his spare time he also enjoyed gardening, spending time with his grandchildren and relaxing in Southold, NY during the summertime. In addition to Barbara, his loving wife of 61 years, Frank is survived by his sons Frank M. Cieplinski of Southport and John A. Cieplinski of Fairfield, daughters Lori Mediate and her husband Patrick of Fairfield and Barbara Voytas and her husband Robert of Southport, and grandchildren Colin Mediate, Justin Voytas and Ryan Voytas. Frank was also predeceased by his brother Edward Cieplinski. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church in Fairfield. Due to ongoing Covid concerns, burial with military honors will be private. Friends may call on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. at the FAIRFIELD FUNERAL HOME of EDMUND W. DOUGIELLO, 36 South Pine Creek Road.
Contributions may be made in Frank's memory to St. Anthony Parish, 149 South Pine Creek Road, Fairfield, CT, 06824.
Published by Connecticut Post on Sep. 16, 2021.