Eddie J. Conaway, 83, of 214-A Glen Street, New Britain, Conn. Husband of Gladys J. Conaway, passed Sunday morning, April 8, 2018.
Born in Glenwood, Ga., the son of the late Poncil Sr. and Hannah Mae Conaway. He was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses attending the Berlin Congregation. Eddie started his employment here in Conn., at Stanley works and retired from there after 25 years of service. He also worked at a magazine distribution company in Plainville, Conn. It should be noted that Eddie had various small businesses during his life, these included a small eat-in diner in his hometown of Ailey, Ga., a fish market here in New Britain, as well as, a multi-faceted domestic service spanning work all over Conn. In addition to this, Eddie was a serious avid traveler visiting nearly every state in the country.
Lastly, Eddie as a young man exhibited his athletic prowess by being scouted by the major league Dodgers as a pitcher. He is survived by four sons Ponce D. Conaway, Eddie J. Conaway Jr., Dannie A. Conaway, Joey J. Conaway and four daughters, Melvadine Rodgers, Regina Moore, Cynthia A. Estrado, and Yvette M. Foster. Additionally, he is survived by two brothers, Poncil Conaway Jr. and Willie C. McCloud, and one sister Macey Carter; 15 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren/great-great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by three brothers and three sisters.
Friends and family are invited to his memorial service Sunday, April 15, 2018, at 3 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 234 Farmington Ave., Berlin, CT, 06037. Flowers may be sent to the above address as well. New Britain Memorial - Donald D. Sagarino Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements. To send a condolence, please visit www. newbritain sagarino.com