Obituaries

Robert Vumback
B: 1945-01-23
D: 2018-02-20
View Details
Vumback, Robert
Helen Zajac
B: 1917-08-06
D: 2018-02-14
View Details
Zajac, Helen
Robert Brysh
B: 1930-05-04
D: 2018-02-14
View Details
Brysh, Robert
Rick Benoit
B: 1948-10-18
D: 2018-02-13
View Details
Benoit, Rick
Victoria Greco
B: 1952-09-16
D: 2018-02-12
View Details
Greco, Victoria
Carlos Gonzalez
B: 1949-03-29
D: 2018-02-12
View Details
Gonzalez, Carlos
Mary Zolnik
B: 1923-11-29
D: 2018-02-10
View Details
Zolnik, Mary
Eileen Costello
B: 1961-01-30
D: 2018-02-07
View Details
Costello, Eileen
Harvey Jenkins
B: 1932-08-14
D: 2018-02-06
View Details
Jenkins, Harvey
Steven Zygmont
B: 1955-02-08
D: 2018-02-06
View Details
Zygmont, Steven
Joyce Tempe
B: 1935-12-12
D: 2018-02-06
View Details
Tempe, Joyce
Bartolome Bonet
B: 1946-10-25
D: 2018-02-06
View Details
Bonet, Bartolome
Ruth Burke
B: 1934-12-28
D: 2018-02-06
View Details
Burke, Ruth
Elizabeth Stetson
B: 1924-05-29
D: 2018-02-04
View Details
Stetson, Elizabeth
Tammy Williams
B: 1967-11-16
D: 2018-02-02
View Details
Williams, Tammy
Thomas Beaudry
B: 1952-01-07
D: 2018-02-02
View Details
Beaudry, Thomas
Joseph Gawel
B: 1926-07-22
D: 2018-02-01
View Details
Gawel, Joseph
Mafalda Summers
B: 1920-07-15
D: 2018-01-31
View Details
Summers, Mafalda
Jose Rodriguez
B: 1953-07-27
D: 2018-01-30
View Details
Rodriguez, Jose
Olga Delgado
B: 1958-05-29
D: 2018-01-29
View Details
Delgado, Olga
Salvatore Dominello
B: 1933-03-12
D: 2018-01-27
View Details
Dominello, Salvatore

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
88 East Main St.
Meriden, CT 06450
Phone: (203) 235-3338
Fax: (203) 686-1676
Joseph  Gawel
In Memory of
Joseph P. Gawel
1926 - 2018
Memorial Candle Tribute From
John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home
"We are pleased to provide this Book of Memories to the family."
View full message >>>

Obituary for Joseph P. Gawel

Joseph  P. Gawel
Joseph P. Gawel, 91, passed away Thursday, February 1, 2018 at Miller Memorial Nursing home while recovering from an injury. A lifelong resident of Meriden’s north end he was born July 22, 1926 on the family farm to Pawel and Mary (Dziubek) Gawel and lived his entire life in the house he was born in.

He attended local schools and graduated from Meriden High School. He was employed by the Charles Parker Company, C. N. Flagg Co. and the Meriden Water Dept. from which he retired in 1989 after 33 years. A product of the great depression he lived a Spartan life and believed in hard work to achieve one’s goals.

He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing having raised and trained a number of champion pointing dogs, as well as making numerous wilderness fishing trips to Montana and Canada and canoeing the Allagash river in Maine. He is a former member of the Westfield Hunting Club and the Meriden Rod and Gun club.

He is survived by his nephew Robert Gawel and his wife Deborah, nieces Susan Erwin, Deborah Cooper and her husband Gregory. He was predeceased by four brothers John, Andrew, Edward and a twin brother Jacob and three sisters, Eva Burdacki, Nellie and Sophie Gawel.

The family wishes to thank his caregiver Violeta Skridulis for the devoted care she has given Joseph for the last 12 years. In his later years he enjoyed walking in the woods with Violeta and collecting and identifying mushrooms. He also enjoyed weekly trips to the Middlefield livestock auction and breakfast at the Cup 'N Saucer to "steal" a creamer or two.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday February 6, 2018 at 6 p.m. at the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 East Main St., Meriden, CT 06450. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday prior to the service from 4 to 6 p.m. Burial will be private.
Order Flowers