NAUGATUCK — Casmir Paul “Casey” Uszakiewicz, 85, of 27 Albion St., passed
away on Friday, Jan. 6, 2012 unexpectedly. He was husband of the late Theresa (Aquavia) Uszakiewicz for 56 years.
Casey was born in Beacon Falls, on Nov. 27, 1926, son of the late Walter and Pauline (Sawsian) Uszakiewicz. He grew up in Beacon Falls, attended Seymour High School and lived most of his life in Naugatuck. He was a self employed builder and he also was a carpenter for the Naugatuck Board of Education. Upon retirement, Casey continued his craft as a woodworker and built many pieces of furniture. His family was most important to him, and he will be remembered especially for the care he gave to his wife during her illness. He was a communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Church.
He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean Conflict on various ships and carriers including the USS Duluth, USS Boxer, USS Toledo, and USS Worcester.
He leaves two sons, Charles Uszakiewicz and his wife LuAnn of Middebury, David Uszakiewicz of Naugatuck; two daughters, Lynn Clark and her husband Harris and Pamela LaCharity and her husband Bruce, all of Naugatuck, 10 grandchildren, Harrison Clark and Hollis Clark, Abbey Uszakiewicz, Eric LaCharity, Lauren Bogert, Bobby Plourde, Nicole Barry, Casey Uszakiewicz, Hannah Uszakiewicz, and Sarah Uszakiewicz, 14 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his five brothers John, Walter, Waceak, Chester and Joseph Uszakiewicz.
His funeral will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012 at 10 a.m. from the Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main St., Naugatuck to St. Francis of Assisi Church, 318 Church St., Naugatuck for a mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. Burial, with military honors, will follow in St. James Cemetery, Cross Street, Naugatuck. Calling hours will be held at the funeral home on Monday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Members of the Naugatuck Veterans Council will meet at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
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