John S. Winiarski Jr.

Published on Tuesday, 6 March 2018 21:03


John S. Winiarski Jr., 92, of Kensington passed away on Saturday, March 3, 2018. He was the husband of the late Dolores (Staszewski) Winiarski. Born in Meriden, Jan. 14, 1926, a son of the late John S. and Estelle (Klemba) Winiarski, John was a veteran of World War II - U.S. Army Air Corps. He was employed as a gauge set-up man for New Departure Division of General Motors for more than 45 years. He was an avid gardener and sportsman and a member of New Departure Fish and Game Club and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. He also enjoyed many hours as a pilot.

John is survived by a son, John S. Winiarski III of Meriden; a daughter, Joan Winiarski of Kensington; two grandchildren, Joseph Winiarski and Christine and her husband, Ryan Laferriere; three great-grandchildren, Leo, Jackson, and Lily Laferriere and several nieces and nephews. Besides his wife, he was predeceased by a brother, Kenneth Winiarski.

Friends and family may call at the Berlin Memorial Funeral Home, 96 Main St., Kensington, Friday, March 9, 2018, from 4 to 6 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, March 10, 2018, at 10 a.m. at St. Stanislaus Church in Meriden. Burial will follow at St. Stanislaus Cemetery.

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Posted in New Britain Herald, on Tuesday, 6 March 2018 21:03. Updated: Tuesday, 6 March 2018 21:05.