Edmund Boryczewski joined his beloved wife Anna in eternal rest on July 16, 2021. He was born on Nov. 5, 1944, in Salzgiter, Watenstedt, Germany. At the conclusion of World War II, at the age of 4, Edmund emigrated with his family through Italy to Brazil. The Boryczewski family settled in Curitiba, Brazil. His childhood in Brazil contributed to Edmund’s colorful and vibrant personality. In 1962, the family came to the United States in search of America’s “Great Promise.” Edmund served in the United States Army during the late Vietnam War Era, as a Military Police Officer. His love for America, and all its promises, propelled him to become a United States citizen. Extremely patriotic, Edmund proudly flew the American Flag at the family beach house in Old Lyme. Known to most as “Edziu,” he met his soulmate, Anna. They were married on Aug. 29, 1970. Their marriage, love, and devotion to one another was an inspiration. Together, they served as the Patriarch and Matriarch of their larger families, opening their home, and providing support to many members of the community. Edmund and Anna were devoted parents to Dina, James, and Diana. True to their desire to pursue the American Dream, they supported their children in every facet of their upbringing, and later adulthood. As American entrepreneurs, Edmund and Anna opened Edco Engineering in 1978. Edco grew as a true family enterprise, through their passion and care. Edmund eased into retirement in the mid-2000’s, finally relinquishing his role as President in 2017 and turning the reins over to his children. Today, while Edco is still at its core a family business, it has evolved into the ranks of established precision aerospace manufacturing. Anna’s untimely death in 2006 was heartbreaking for the family and especially for Edmund. Not a day went by without her love in his heart. Despite his heartbreak, Edmund embraced his retirement years with incredible zeal. He constructed a “bucket list,” as he called it, and was lucky to “cross off” most items. One never knew where his next adventure would lead. He traveled throughout Europe, South America, Russia, and the United States, making friends wherever he went. Edmund practiced unconditional love and acceptance. Everyone recalls his firm handshake, big bear hugs, and outgoing personality. A deeply religious man, Edmund was ordained as an Evangelist with the Brazilian Assemblies of God in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Edmund was also ordained as a Chaplain. He often traveled to minister to congregations around the country, including prisons and hospitals. “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award me on that day-and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.” 2 Timothy 4:7-8
Edmund leaves behind his daughter Dina Palmese and her husband Jamie of Berlin; son James and his wife Sara of Simsbury; daughter Diana Ostrzyzek and her husband Olav of Durham; brother Alexander Boryczewski and his wife Eugenia of Weddington, N.C., and brother Henry Boryczewski of New Britain. He leaves behind nine grandchildren: Maddie, Jamie, and Julia Palmese; Eli, Annabelle, David, and Zachary Boryczewski; Logan and Lukas Ostrzyzek. Edmund was predeceased by his sons, Matthew and Mark, and wife Anna.
Visitation hours will be on Thursday, July 22 from 5 to 8 p.m. at New Britain Memorial & Donald D. Sagarino Funeral Home, 444 Farmington Ave., New Britain. A celebration of life will be held on Friday, July 23 at 11 a.m. at Wellspring Church, 222 Lincoln St., Kensington. Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery, 662 Burritt St., New Britain. Donations in his honor may be made to Convoy of Hope, P.O Box 1125, Springfield, MO 65801, convoyofhope.com. For online tributes, please visit www.newbritainsagarino.com .