Edward G. Kolodziej, 92, of New Britain, Conn., died Sunday, April 2, 2017, at the Hospital of Central Connecticut at New Britain General. Edward was born in New Britain, and was the son of the late Gustave and Catherine (Okrasa) Kolodziej. He worked as a construction worker for Local Union No. 478 for several years. Edward served his country honorably during World War II in the U.S. Navy.
Edward is survived by his two sons, Stephen Kolodziej of New Britain, and Rick Kolodziej and his wife, Teresa, of McDonough, Ga.; his three sisters, Helen Rozanski of Old Lyme, Conn., Mary Pacyna of Durham, Conn., and Dorothy Scapellatti of Kensington, Conn.; his two grandchildren, Richard David, Jamie and several nieces and nephews. Edward was predeceased by his wife, Shirley (Mackiewicz) Kolodziej.
Funeral rites for Edward will be held Friday, April 7, 2017, with the procession departing at 9:15 a.m. from the Paul A. Shaker Funeral Home, 764 Farmington Ave., New Britain, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Holy Cross Church, Farmington Avenue, New Britain. Burial with full military honors rendered by the U.S. Navy will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, 662 Burritt St., New Britain. The American flag will be presented to Ed’s son Stephen. Relatives and friends may call at the Paul A. Shaker Funeral Home Friday from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. Directions to funeral home - I-84 East or West, exit 37 (Fienemann Road) - right off exit, one mile down on right. To extend condolences to the Kolodziej family or to share a memory of Edward, please visit shakerfuneralhome.com.