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John Francis Stackowski

December 27, 1930 ~ June 29, 2019 (age 88)


John Francis Stackowski, 88, of Colchester passed away on June 29, 2019 at Harrington Court in Colchester. Born December 27, 1930 in Shendoah, PA; he was a son of the late Joseph and Katherine Stackowski. In 1952 John proudly served his country by joining the United States Air Force. On May 1, 1954 John married Theresa Fantini, the couple moved to Colchester in 1963 and shared 65 years of marital bliss together. He was a hardworking man of many talents, considered by many to be a jack of all trades. For 35 years he worked as a mechanic at Pratt & Whitney, and part time as a bus driver during the 60’s. He was a communicant of St. Andrew Church and an active member of the American Legion and V.F.W in Colchester. In addition to his loving wife Theresa he is survived by his son John Stackowski and wife Patsy of Manchester, his daughter Tina Stackowski of E. Hampton, his grandchildren Justin, Jared, and Andrew Messervy, two great granddaughters Avah and Abby Messervy, and numerous extended family and friends. A memorial mass will be held on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 11 AM at the St. Andrew Church located at 128 Norwich Avenue, Colcheser CT, with a reception to follow immediately after at the Polish Club 395 S Main St, Colchester. Burial will be private at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in John’s name to  the Amebisys Foundation Beacon Hospice 111 Founders Plaza, Suite 1803 East Hartford, CT. 06108, or to the Colchester V.F.W Post 6990 Adler-Boluck Post 95 Norwich Avenue Colchester, CT 06415. For online condolences, please visit  

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Memorial Mass
July 11, 2019

11:00 AM
St. Andrew Church
128 Norwich Ave.
Colchester, CT 06415


Beacon Hospice
111 Founders Plaza, #1803,, East Hartford CT 06108

Colchester V.F.W Post 6990
Adler-Boluck Post 95 Norwich Avenue, Colchester CT 06415

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