Stanley J. Backiel, Jr., 60, of New Britain, passed away on Friday, April 6, 2018, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in New Britain, son of the late Stanley and Rose (Marcati) Backiel, he was a lifelong New Britain resident and a very active member of Sacred Heart Church. At church, Stanley served as a Eucharistic minister and a member of their Holy Name Society. He was also a fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a long time employee of the federal government and retired from the Social Security Administration 10 years ago. Stan spent the last seven years as a bus driver at New Britain Transportation where he met many wonderful people and children as well. He was also very involved in Central CT State University Basketball program. He leaves two uncles, an aunt, several cousins, extended family and friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call on , from at the Burritt Hill Funeral Home, 332 Burritt St., New Britain , followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at at Sacred Heart Church, New Britain. Memorial donations may be made to Sacred Heart Church, 158 Broad St., New Britain, CT 06053. To share a memory, please visit us at www.burritthill.com .