Edward A. Dabkowski, 84, of Southington passed away at his home on Sunday, July 23, 2017. He was the husband of Shirley (Bouchard) Dabkowski.
Born Sept. 30, 1932, in New Britain, he was the son of the late Kostanty and Stella (Fliss) Dobkowski.
Edward was a veteran of the Korean War serving with the U.S. Air Force. He was a Teacher for 37 years with the New Britain School System and member of the Southington VFW.
He had a love for sports especially coaching in Southington for baseball and football teams. He was also involved in the sports programs at Pulaski High School.
In addition to his wife, he leaves his children, Edward Dabkowski of Florida, Richard Dabkowski of Southington, Glenn Dabkowski and wife Tracie of Maryland, Gerry Dabkowski and wife, Nicole Robertson, of Florida and Tim Dabkowski and husband, Sam Roberts, of Delaware; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a daughter, Roslyn Mauro; a daughter-in-law, Sally Dabkowski and a sister, Terry Montana.
His funeral will be held Friday, 9:15 a.m. from the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St., Southington, to St. Dominic Church, 1050 Flanders Road, Southington, for a Mass at 10 a.m. Burial with military honors will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery, New Britain. Calling hours will be Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. For online condolences and directions, please visit www.dellavecchiafh.com