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Official Obituary of

Brian Martin Malicki

November 26, 1957 ~ February 28, 2024 (age 66) 66 Years Old

Brian Malicki Obituary

Brian Martin Malicki, 66, of Colchester, passed away on Wednesday February 28, 2024. Born November 26, 1957, in New Britain, CT he was a son of Leon Malicki and Geraldine (Chudzik) Malicki. Growing up, Brian spent countless hours helping at his father’s Western Auto Parts store, where he learned to become mechanically inclined. His grandfather would take him and his brother to various car dealerships, where Brian would study brochures and become proficient in his knowledge of automobiles. This led to him becoming an avid reader of car magazines and an attendee of local car shows. He later went on to attend Hartford State Technical College where he obtained his associate degree in engineering. He then went on to work at Grosite, OZ Gedney, Dunham Bush, Turbo Products, and GKN Aerospace.

In 1981 Brian had an instant connection with the woman he would spend the rest of his life with, Holly Scarr, at a dance hall in Hartford. In addition to dancing, Holly and Brian would spend many of their early years together riding bicycles all over the Farmington Valley.  On October 1, 1983, Brian and Holly were married and moved to Middletown, where they shared many memories with his brother & sister-in-law, niece, and nephews who lived nearby. Ultimately Brian and Holly found a home in Colchester on Heatherwood Drive in 1988 where they raised their two boys Kevin and Peter. Their neighborhood offered a close-knit community, including early membership in the Buckley Hill Gourmet Club. 

Brian maintained a passion for cars and motorcycles throughout his life.  He found peace and fulfillment by exploring many areas of New England with his various automobiles and motorcycles. He was known by family and friends to test the limits of the roadways while enjoying a variety of classic rock.

Brian was introduced to the world of boating by his wife Holly, where they shared outings on the Connecticut River and many lakes including Gardner Lake in CT, Big Alum Lake in MA, and Sebago Lake in ME. This joy was shared by his family, many friends, and beloved dogs. His family vacationed at Bear Spring Camps on the Belgrade Lakes in ME where he reeled in his famous Northern Pike and his boys learned the thrill of tubing, water skiing, and wakeboarding.  Over the ten years of summers at Bear Spring Camps, Brian also developed an appreciation for nature photography.

Brian’s attention to detail complimented his career and hobbies.  He expressed a talent for drawing which translated to a draftsman by trade in his early career. Throughout years of drawing blueprints and schematics he developed his skills and would come to enjoy sketching cars in his free time. He continued to be well known for his talents as a tool designer and manufacturing engineer across Connecticut’s aerospace and gas turbine industry.  

He is survived by his wife Holly Malicki; sons Kevin Malicki and partner Jessica Tynan and Peter Malicki and wife Caitlin Malicki; granddaughter Emeline Malicki; mother Geraldine Malicki; brother Bruce Malicki and wife Sylvia Malicki; sister-in-law Candy Webb and her husband Tracy Webb; nieces and nephews Stephanie Malicki, Eric Malicki, James Webb, Matthew Webb, Holly Webb; and numerous other extended family and friends. Visitation will take place on Saturday, March 9, 2024, from 11 AM to 12 PM directly at the Colchester Federated Church located at 60 Main Street Colchester, CT 06415, followed by a memorial service. Burial will be private at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial donations be made in memory of Brian to the Colchester Federated Church, 60 Main Street Colchester, CT 06415. The Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home has been entrusted with Brian’s funeral services, to leave an online condolence for the family please visit https://www.auroramccarthyfuneralhome.com

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
March 9, 2024

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Colchester Federated Church
60 Main Street
Colchester, CT 06415

Memorial Service
Saturday
March 9, 2024

12:00 PM
Colchester Federated Church
60 Main Street
Colchester, CT 06415

Donations

Colchester Federated Church
60 Main Street, Colchester CT 06415
Tel: 1-860-537-5189

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