Obituary: John E. Shemanski Jr.

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John E. Shemanski Jr.
John E. Shemanski Jr.

NAUGATUCK — John E. Shemanski, Jr., 46, passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital in New York City. He was husband to Deolinda (Carinha) Shemanski.

John was born in Waterbury on Oct. 17, 1966, son of John E. Shemanski, Sr. and Shirley (Zelinski) Shemanski of Naugatuck. He was a lifelong Naugatuck resident, and he worked as a network engineer at Affinion Group in Trumbull until his illness. John enjoyed golf, coached Little League Baseball and was actively involved in Boy Scouts. He was a member of the Polish American Club and a communicant of St. Vincent Ferrer Church. John also enjoyed the beach and spending time with his family.

Besides his wife and parents of Naugatuck, he leaves his sons, Brandon and Ryan Shemanski; his sister, Joan Neveski of Naugatuck; his mother-in-law Maria Carinha of North Myrtle Beach, S.C.; his niece, Samantha Neveski; and nephews Adam Neveski, Ethan Ruskay and Frank Carinha. He also leaves many cousins.

A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at
10 a.m. at St. Vincent Ferrer Church, 1006 New Haven Road, Naugatuck. Please meet directly at the church at 9:45 a.m. Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery, Cross Street, Naugatuck. Calling hours will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 5 to 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital, 1275 York Ave., New York, NY 10065.

To send an online condolence, visit www.naugatuckvalleymemorial.com.