Obituary: Thomas Blazek, 93 of Milford

Thomas Blazek, age 93 of Milford, CT, the beloved husband of Antoinette (Arciuolo) Blazek for 28 years, entered into eternal rest peacefully on Wednesday, August 13, 2014.

Born in Filbert, PA on June 21, 1921, he was the son of the late Joseph Blazek and Mary (Semancik) Blazek.

During his early life, Tom lived in Fairmont, WV and worked as a coal miner for 26 years and was a member of the United Mine Workers Union. He was a US Army Veteran and served in the Hawaiian Defense and also in the WWII European Theater of Operations as an expert gunner.

In 1985, he relocated to Milford and married Antoinette. He was a lover of nature and enjoyed bird watching and gardening his beautiful hibiscus and passion flowers. Tom and Ann thoroughly enjoyed travelling to Barbados which provided a lifetime of fond memories.

He was a devoted husband and he loved his extended family including daughters, Carla Mattioli of Rockport, MA., Maurine O’Connell and her husband Raymond of Stratford and grandchildren, Heather Sabatino of WV, Heather O’Connell of New Haven, Tara Mazuroski and her husband Scott of West Haven and Ray O’Connell, Jr. of Stratford. He enjoyed his two great grandchildren as well, Vincent and Angelo. He also leaves his sister Barbara Adams of WV, his brother Alfred Blazek of OH and his sister Margorie Tennant of IL.

Tom was predeceased by his parents and his loving daughter Sheila Munchin of Fairmont, WV.

Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service to be held at St. Mary Church, 70 Gulf St., Milford, CT. on Saturday, August 30th at 9:00 am. Arrangements are being handled by the Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad St, Milford, CT. 06460.

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