Obituary: Felix. F. Cichowski


STOORS – Felix F. Cichowski, age 92, of 799 Middle Turnpike, died Dec. 4, at the St. Joseph’s Living Center in Willimantic. He was the husband of Frances (Tylec) Cichowski.

Cichowski was born in Naugatuck on Nov. 8, 1918. He was the son of the late Felix Cichowski and the late John and Eugenia (Cichowski) Liskiewicz. He was employed as a Tool and Die maker for the Draher Machine Company in Waterbury and served as an Auxillary State Trooper at Troop I in Bethany for many years. He was also a former employee for the Holgrath Corporation in Waterbury where he was instrumental in designing the first hypodermic needle for infants and the elderly. He was a communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Naugatuck. Cichowski was a United States Navy Veteran having served aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Cowpens during World War II.

Besides his wife, Mr. Cichowski is survived by his son, Gregory Cichowski, and his wife, Emine of Storrs, a daughter, Barbara Vargoshe and her husband Ric of Woodbury, 3 grandchildren: Erol Cichowski of New York, Leyla Nichols and her husband, Stephen of Newtown, and Nicholas Vargoshe of Woodbury. He had one great grandchild, Arri Nichols.

Funeral services and burial with full military honors will be held at a time to be announced. There are no calling hours. The Buckmiller Brothers Funeral Home 82 Fairview Ave. Naugatuck is in charge of arrangements.

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