Albert Joseph Tarnowski, “Snooky”, age 76, life-long resident of Colchester, passed away at home on October 22, 2019. Born in New London on April 10, 1943, he was a son of the late Henry and Mary (Ruszala) Tarnowski. Albert attended school in Colchester and graduated from Bacon Academy with the class of 1961. Albert was a talented baseball player and was accepted into the Red Sox Baseball Camp. He was also a devout fan of the Cleveland Indians. He was a former member of the Colchester Farmer’s Club. Albert retired several years ago after a career as a tool and dye maker for Arwood Corporation in Groton. He will be sadly missed by many, including his wife, Carolann Violissi of Portland, CT; brother, Frank and wife Marian Tarnowski of Colchester; nieces and nephews, Brooke Vigneri, Brittney Vigneri, Michael Tarnowski, Theresa and husband Patrick Murray; his beloved dog, Dina Marie; and many extended family members and friends. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Robert Tarnowski. Funeral services will be held at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Rd., Colchester on Saturday, Oct. 26th beginning with a calling hour from 9 – 10 am, followed by the funeral Mass at St. Andrew Church at 10:30 am. Burial will be in the Linwood Cemetery. For online condolences, please visit www.auroramccarthyfuneralhome.com
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