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Obituary for Thomas Januszewski

Thomas Januszewski, 89, of Enfield, beloved husband of Lorraine (Jacob) Januszewski, went home to Heaven aboard the Central Hudson #4-6-4 Train on Friday, October 18, 2019 at Hartford Hospital. Born in North Abington, MA on January 13, 1930, he was the son of the late Warclaw and Veronica (Milenski) Januszewski and grew up in Abington, graduating from Abington High School in 1947. He joined the US Navy during the Korean War and served aboard the USS Oriskany CV-34, being one of the first to commission the ship. He met and married Lorraine in 1951 and they enjoyed 68 years of joyful marriage. Thomas attended Boston University and graduated in 1955. When they moved to Connecticut he began a 37 year career with United Technologies Laboratories in East Hartford before retiring. He was a charter member of St. Patrick’s Church choir as well as Holy Family Church choir. Thomas and Lorraine were members of Holy Family from the beginning of the parish. He was a member of the American Legion, enjoyed photography, sailing, and classical music. Thomas had a love for steam trains, model railroading, and garden gauge trains. A proud veteran, devoted husband, loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend, Thomas will be deeply missed and loved by all who knew him. Besides his beloved wife Lorraine, he leaves 5 children, Lorry Potvin of Enfield, Paul Januszewski and his wife Judy of Enfield, Dennis Januszewski and his wife Wendy of Enfield, William Januszewski and his wife Beth of New Freedom, PA, John Januszewski and his wife Nicole of Bellingham, MA; 10 grandchildren, Michael, Steven, Michelle, Paul, Dan, Krystal, Stephanie, MaKayla, Ethan, and Liam; 10 great-grandchildren, Kallianna, Cody, Carter, Oliver, Aidan, Jacob, Bella, Lexi, Cole, and Kyle; and his brother, Paul Januszewski and his wife Barbara of Rockland, MA. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Thomas Michael Januszewski; his granddaughter, Jennifer Januszewski; and 5 siblings, Leona Simms, Anne Carol, Hariett, and Edward and John Januszewski. His family will receive friends on Wednesday, October 23, from 4-7 PM at Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, 61 South Rd. Enfield. His Funeral Service will begin on Thursday, October 24, 10 am at the funeral home, with a procession to Holy Family Parish, Enfield for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM. Burial with Military Honors will follow in St. Patrick’s King St. Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 825 Brook St, I-91 Tech Ctr., Rocky Hill, CT 06067 or Holy Family Parish, 23 Simon Rd. Enfield, CT 06082. For online condolences, please visit