Joseph J. Zablocki

Died: Dec. 25, 2012

Visitation: Newington Memorial Funeral Home - 20 Bonair Avenue, Newington
Friday 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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Service: Church of the Holy Spirit - 183 Church St., Newington
Mass of Christian Burial Saturday 10:00 a.m.
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Cemetery: West Meadow Cemetery - 679 Willard Ave., Newington
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Joseph J. Zablocki, 76, of Newington died on Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at Hartford Hospital, surrounded by his family members. He was the beloved husband of Wieslawa (Tarasiuk) Zablocki. Born in New Britain, he grew up in Elmwood and then lived most of his life in Newington. He graduated from Hall High School in 1955, served in the U.S. Air Force for 4 years and was discharged with honors..He received his Bachelor and Masters Degrees from C.C.S.U., New Britain. Joseph was a well liked teacher at Hartford High School, Sunset Ridge Middle School, retiring from East Hartford High School, after many years, in 1997. He was very active, enjoyed winter sports such as skiing, and hiking as well as golfing during summer. Mr. Zablocki was a devoted family man and caregiver to his first wife Nancy. He will be remembered forever by his family and friends for his kindness, and sense of humor. Besides his wife Wieslawa, he leaves his daughter Susan Lincoln of Centerville, MD, grandchildren Kate Lincoln, Elizabeth Fisher and her husband Tony, Robert Lincoln, his sisters-in-law Janet Zablocki of Wethersfield, Danuta and Krystyna Tarasiuk, Teresa Kaminski and her husband Ryszard in Poland, his cousins Jane Barszcz and her husband Ted of Meriden, Mark, David and James Lewandowski, nephews Richard, John Zablocki and Wojciech Kaminski. He will be deeply missed by his mother-in-law in Poland, Henryka. Joseph also leaves his longtime, dear friend Richard Martin and his wife Peggy of Old Saybrook and their family. His funeral service will be held on Saturday, 9:00 a.m., at Newington Memorial Funeral Home, 20 Bonair Ave., Newington, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, 10:00 a.m., at Church of the Holy Spirit. He will be laid to rest in West Meadow Cemetery, Newington. Calling hours will be held on Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Newington Memorial. To share a memory with his family, please visit us at


Dear Susan and Family, We are saddened to hear of your Dad\'s passing. We have so many memories of the great camping trips we took and all the fun times we shared over the years. We will always rememberJoe\'s heartwarming smile and friendly charm. May your hearts be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times as you celebrate a life well lived. God Bless you all. With much Love, Richard & Peg Forauer

— Peg Forauer

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