Richard “RIT” P. Banasik, 61, husband of Rosemarie (Carbone) Banasik, passed away Tuesday, February 27, 2018. Richard was born June 15, 1956, in New Britain to the late Vincent Banasik and Josephine (Kunicki) Banasik of Plainville. He enjoyed gardening, family gatherings, cooking and traveling. In 1976, he bicycled across America.
Besides his wife, Richard is survived by his mother Josephine, his stepchildren Kimberly Bianca and Peter Austin, step-granddaughters Sarah Carifa, Heather Bianca, and Brianna Austin; his sister Diane Bulawa, nephew Michael Bulawa, two aunts Jane Solywoda and Loretta Kunicki; several cousins and his beloved cat Simon.
The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated Saturday, April 14, at 9:30 a.m. in Sacred Heart Church, New Britain followed by burial at Sacred Heart Cemetery, New Britain. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sacred Heart Church, 158 Broad St., New Britain, CT 06053. Arrangements are being handled by Ahern Funeral Home Inc. To send online condolences to the family, please visit ahernfuneralhome.com.