Jerzy Szpryngel, age 80, passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2019, at home, surrounded by his family.
Jerzy was born on Jan. 2, 1939, in Warsaw, Poland, to the late Wieslaw and Janina (Muszynska) Szpryngel. He was a child survivor of WWII, where he witnessed many bomb attacks on his city. Jerzy will be remembered for his sense of humor, love of animals, music, long hearty laughs and dancing the night away to his favorite big band music. He was the life of the party. In his early years, he was a movie editor at the “Kino” Theater in Warsaw, Poland. He spent his free time with his nephew, Andziej Kuczabowski, fishing the Wisla River and watching his hometown futbol team practice and play. He came to the United States in 1963 to be with Janina (Kaczalska) Szpryngel, to whom he was married to for 47 years. He worked over 30 years at Textron in Newington before retiring to care for his wife.
Jerzy is survived by his two children; Lisa, her husband Jeff Rados and their son Matthew of Rocky Hill, whom he resided with, and Christopher and his wife Lisa of Waterbury and their children Eric, Marialaina and Michael; and several nieces and nephews here and in Poland. His pride and joy were his grandchildren as well as his dog, “Buddy”. We would like to thank HHC Hospice and NBGH Interventional Radiology for all their compassion, not only for him but for his family, throughout the last few years.
Family and friends are invited to meet directly at church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 21, in Sacred Heart Church in New Britain, followed by a committal service that will take place at Sacred Heart Cemetery. New Britain Memorial & Donald D. Sagarino Funeral Home, 444 Farmington Ave., New Britain, is in care of the funeral arrangements. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Connecticut Humane Society. For directions and online condolences, please visit www.newbritainsagarino.com .