Henry J. Deptula, Jr., 92, of New Britain and formerly a longtime resident of Newington, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022 in Naples, FL. Born on Jan. 3, 1930, in Poland, Henry was the son of the late Henry J. and Helen (Obremski) Deptula, Sr. He was the beloved husband of 50 years to the late Irene (Backiel) Deptula, who predeceased him in 2003.
Henry proudly served his country as a member of the US Army during the Korean War. During his career, he owned and operated the Charter Oak Restaurant in Hartford, the Union Restaurant on Park Street in Hartford, and prior to his retirement, he managed the Polish National Home in Hartford for ten years. A man of faith, he was a member of Sacred Heart Church and the Holy Name Society in New Britain. He is survived by his daughter, Barbara H. Deptula and her husband George Pipia of Naples, FL, his brother, Stanley Deptula and his wife Lucy, of FL; his sister Kazia Czerwinski of New Britain, several nieces and nephews and his brother-in-law, Walter Solek and family. Besides his wife Irene, he was predeceased by his brother, Louis Deptula and his wife, Lorraine, his sisters, Stella Swirzewski and her husband, Michael, Gladys Dabrowski and her husband Stanley, and Matthew Czerwinski his brother-in-law. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 158 Broad Street, New Britain. He will be laid to rest in Sacred Heart Cemetery. The Mass of Christian Burial will be live streamed at https://my.gather.app/remember/henry-deptula. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the VA Fisher House Foundation, https://www.va.gov/connecticut-health-care/programs/fisher-house-connecticut/ or to a Charity of the Donor's Choice. The Duksa Family Funeral Homes at Burritt Hill, New Britain is assisting the family. To leave an online expression of sympathy or to share a memory, please visit: www.duksa.net .