John A. Baclawski

Published on Wednesday, 25 July 2018 20:15


John A. Baclawski, 71, of New Britain, died on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, at the Hospital of Central Connecticut New Britain General campus. Born in New Britain, son of the late Lorraine (Labeniec) Baclawski and the late Alexander S. Baclawski, he was a lifelong city resident. John recently retired from the New Britain Water Department as a water service technician after 28 years of employment. Earlier, he worked for the Farmington Avenue Bakery for many years. John was an active member of the New Britain Chess Club for the last 50+ years and was among the top 10 members of the most chess championships. He was a member of the 8th Ward Political, the Quartet Club, and the V.F.W. Post 511. John was a self-taught musician, excelling in guitar and piano and songwriting. He also enjoyed golfing, duckpin bowling and was an avid Red Sox fan. John enjoyed his family gatherings and was up for friendly competition in the games of Scrabble, chess and horseshoes. He was a cherished son, brother, uncle, godfather, cousin, nephew, friend, and co-worker who brought his own unique “game to the table.” Survivors include his two sisters and brothers-in-law, Lorraine and Richard Pizzuto of New Britain, Peggy and Richard Martin of Old Saybrook, eight nieces and nephew, Carrie Rametta and her husband, Bob, Brian Martin, Jill Pizzuto, Robin Pizzuto and her partner, Andrew Williams, Stacey Pizzuto, Todd Martin and his wife, Laurie, Rick Pizzuto and his wife, Debbie and Suzanne Ferreira and her husband, Richard. He also leaves two aunts, Florence Dygus and Penny Labieniec; two half-sisters, June Mazeika and Cora Mackas; several grandnieces and grandnephews. He was predeceased by a nephew, Gregory John Martin. John’s family and his friends are invited to celebrate his life at the Quartet Club, 225 Wooster St., New Britain, on Sunday, July 29, 2018, from 2 to 6 p.m. with a brief prayer service at 4 p.m. To share a memory with his family, please visit us at

Posted in New Britain Herald, on Wednesday, 25 July 2018 20:15. Updated: Wednesday, 25 July 2018 20:17.