Edward Danek

Edward Danek

Wednesday, April 12th, 1933 Monday, September 9th, 2019

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Obituary for Edward P. Danek

Edward Danek, 86 of Enfield passed away peacefully on September 9, 2019. Born in Southampton, MA on April 12, 1933, he was the son of the late Peter and Bernice (Guzewicz) Danek. Ed retired from Western Mass Electric Co. as Meter Department Supervisor in 1991 after 41 years of committed service. He was a Veteran, having served in the 135th Army regiment during the Korean conflict and was a member of the WMELCO Credit Union Board of Directors for 18 years.
Ed was a man of unsurpassed faith having attended daily Mass nearly every day of his adult life. He was a founding member of Holy Family Church, now part of St. Jeanne Jugan Parish in Enfield, CT where he worshipped for over 50 years and was ordained as one of the Parish’s first two Eucharistic Ministers and served as a Proclaimer of the Word for many years. Ed was also active for many years in Legion of Mary, St. Vincent De Paul Society, the Parish Council, worked bingo for over 40 years, and brought communion to the sick. His service to those in need was both exemplary and inspiring, which led to Ed receiving the Archdiocesan Medal of Appreciation on March 18, 2007 from The Most Reverend Henry Mansell, Archbishop of Hartford. More importantly, his gift of quietly helping those in need earned him the respect, admiration, and friendship of hundreds. Thanks to his many caring fiends who responded in-kind during his final months.
Ed is survived by the love of his life and wife of 59 years Laura (Ingemi) Danek; his son Edward, Jr. and his wife Anne of Suffield; and his son John and his wife Noreen of Cromwell. Ed embraced his role as Grampa to his three grandchildren, Stephanie, Eddie III, and Dave and was a frequent attendee of their activities. He also leaves his brothers Michael and Peter both of Westfield, MA and nearly 50 nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his siblings Ann, Tom, Frances, Tony, and Bernice.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday September 15, 2019 from 4 – 7 p.m. at Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, 61 South Road, Enfield. Family and friends will gather Monday, September 16, 2019 at 9 a.m. at Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels for a procession to Holy Family Church, 23 Simon Road, Enfield, CT, for a Mass of Christian burial to be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Westfield, MA, with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society in care of St. Jeanne Jugan Parish, 23 Simon Rd., Enfield, CT 06082. To leave condolences online, please visit

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  • Visitation

    Sunday, September 15th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Leete Stevens Enfield Chapels
    61 South Rd.
    Enfield, CT
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    Sunday, September 15th, 2019
    4:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Funeral Mass

    Monday, September 16th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Holy Family Church
    23 Simon Rd.
    Enfield, CT
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    Monday, September 16th, 2019
    A procession will gather at the funeral home at 9 am
  • Interment

    Monday, September 16th, 2019 |
    St. Mary's Cemetery, Westfield, MA
    203 Southampton Rd.
    Westfield, MA
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    Monday, September 16th, 2019

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Peter and Linda Streng and The McCormick Family have sent flowers to the family of Edward P. Danek.
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Robin Marion

Dear Laura ,Ed Jr, John and Family,. I am deeply sorry for your loss. For those of us who new Ed , were Rich in our wildest dreams. Ed touched so many lives, with his words of encouragement, his prayers, Friendship and his Love , and always lending a hand when possible , always making a forever mark on our lives. ✝️
Comment | Posted at 11:29pm via Condolence

Denise O'Leary

I am so thankful that Ed and Laura came I to my life, and especially into the life of my dad, Paul Fredette... My dad moved into my home and consequently into Holy Family parish early in 2007. Like Ed and Laura, he attended daily mass and would often choose to walk no matter what the weather. It wasn't long, before Ed and Laura began taking a different route to mass so they could provide transportation for my dad. When the St Patrick's luncheon came up, they got an extra ticket for my dad, and saved him a seat next to them. Ed and Laura's kindness towards my dad help make his transition to CT one filled with new friends. When my dad no longer could drive he still felt he had independence because Ed was his ride. My heartfelt gratitude to the time Ed shared with my family.....May his friends and family accept my condolences for the loss of Ed in their lives.
Comment | Posted at 04:42pm via Condolence

Mary-Ann Charney

Mary-Ann and Gene
Aunt Laura, Eddie and Johnny: Sorry to hear about Uncle Eddie passing. My fondest memory is Uncle Eddie showing me his stamp collection, explaining how I should buy sheets of stamps to collect, and then giving me a few stamps to start my collection. To this day I buy sheets of commemorative stamps and frame them!
All my love, Mary-Ann
Comment | Posted at 11:58am via Condolence

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With Deepest Sympathy to Your Whole Family. He is loved by so many of us and so are you. Peace in Christ, The Miarecki Family
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Margaret & Gil Nadeau

Laura, Ed Jr and John,

We were so sorry to learn of Ed’s passing. He was a wonderful man and always so friendly.
He is now in Heaven in the arms of Our Lord and watching over you.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.
God Bless you and your families.
Margaret & Gil Nadeau
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