Benjamin Aivaz, 94, of New Britain, husband of the late Rose (Calistro) Aivaz, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, at Apple Rehab in Plainville. Born in Persia, he lived in New Britain most of his life. Ben was a graduate of New Britain High School, Class of 1941, and was a World War II U.S. Navy Veteran. He was employed in the Shipping Department of the Hardware Division at Stanley Works for over 40 years, retiring in 1985. Ben enjoyed fishing, medal detecting and his Pinochle friends at the New Britain Senior Center.
Surviving are two sons, Kenneth Aivaz of New Britain and Cliff Aivaz of Plainville; a daughter, Marion Boucher and her husband, Jean-Pierre, of Tolland; three sisters, Ruth Frisk of New Britain; Josephine Sabino of Coventry and Veronica Sypek of Wallingford; a granddaughter, Jan Sweeney and her husband, Peter of West Hartford; three great-grandchildren; Amanda, Peter “PJ” and Emma; several nieces and nephews. He also leaves a special friend, who was like a third son to him, David Rustico of Plantsville.
Funeral services are Friday 6 p.m. at Carlson Funeral Home, 45 Franklin Square, New Britain. Calling hours are Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Share a memory or note of sympathy at www.carlsonfuneralhome.com