Peter Paul Bartlewski, Jr, 81, of Berlin, formerly of New Britain, passed away on May 28, 2022. Peter was born in New Britain, son of Dr. Peter Paul Bartlewski, Sr. and Mary (Cop) Bartlewski. He was raised in New Britain, and was part of the first graduating class of St. Thomas Aquinas.
Peter attended the University of Notre Dame, and graduated from the New England Institute of Mortuary Science in Boston, MA. He worked as a funeral director, which he loved, for his entire career. An avid sports fan, especially of Notre Dame football, UConn basketball, and the Boston Red Sox, he proudly served on the New Britain Sports Hall of Fame committee, was the former President of A.W. Stanley Little League baseball, and the former coach of St Francis Middle School basketball.
In addition to Peter's involvement in community sports programs, he was a member of the Lion's Club, and on the scholarship committee at the New Britain Boys and Girls Club. One of Peter's proudest moments was when he was able to have a park on Pendleton Road and Sunnyslope Drive in New Britain dedicated to a fallen soldier from the neighborhood. Always the life of the party with a quick joke to share or story to tell, Peter enjoyed making people laugh and he will be missed by many.
Left to cherish his memory, are his devoted wife of 57 years, Patricia (O'Hara) Bartlewski, his children, Susan Flaherty and her husband, Kyle of Middletown, NJ, Peter Bartlewski III and his wife, Cheryl of Decatur, GA, Gregory Bartlewski of New Britain, and Patricia Damiani and her husband, Anthony of Cheshire.
He will be especially missed by his grandchildren, whom he adored, Jack and Julia Bartlewski, Kyle, Keira and Emma Flaherty and Christian and Lauryn Damiani. He also leaves his siblings, Paul Bartlewski, Patricia King, Andrew Bartlewski and his wife, Linda and Maryann Pacyna and her husband, Tom and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. The family of Peter would like to thank the staff of the Critical Care Unit at the Hospital of Central Connecticut for their kindness and support.
Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, June 16 at Farrell Funeral Home at 110 Franklin Square in New Britain from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and a celebration of life will be held the next morning, Friday, June 17 at Farrell Funeral Home at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery in New Britain, CT. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Center, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. To send a condolence, please visit, www.FarrellFuneralHome.com .