Gary A. Czarnecke
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Gary A. Czarnecke
  • January 5, 1949 - August 1, 2017
  • Monroe, Connecticut

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Gary A. Czarnecke, Sr. of Monroe, Connecticut passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 in St. Mary's Hospital after a battle against cancer. Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut on January 5, 1949, to the late Irene Noel Swaniger, Gary was a loving son, brother, husband, father and grandfather. He was united in holy matrimony to Karen Bryce, in June of 1981. This union was blessed with four children in addition to his grandson of whom he called his own. Gary was a United States Army veteran having served in the Vietnam War. A plumber by trade, his talent and drive was the envy of all that surrounded him. He was employed by Carpenter Steel for twenty-five years followed by Yankee Equipment Systems. His love for old music often led to him to be found rockin' out in the living room to some oldies but goodies. He was an avid Mets and Giants fan and his heart belonged to his grandchildren. His beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of his wife, Karen Czarnecke of Monroe, CT, sister Bernadette Pietraroia of Rocky Hill, CT; children: Lisa Lyn Czarnecke of Thomaston,CT, Michelle Kielczewski of Prospect, CT, Gary Czarnecke Jr. of Monroe, CT, Jason Czarnecke of Wolcott, CT, and Stephen Leo Veccherelli IV of Pawtucket, Rhode Island; step-children Stephen Leo Veccherelli III of Southbury, CT and Sheri Kae Veccherelli of Stratford,CT; eight grandchildren Amanda Kochiss, Tyler Mott, Joseph Veccherelli, Mackenzie Fayer, Isabella Czarnecke, Abigail Kielczewski, Carson Fayer and Avery Kielczewski; and great-grandchild Dominic Kochiss. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford, CT at connecticutchildrensfoundation.org in Gary Czarnecke Sr.'s memory as his grandson Carson battles Neutropenia. Calling hours will take place Friday, August 4 from 4-8 p.m. at the Spadaccino and Leo P. Gallagher & Son Community Funeral Home, 315 Monroe Turnpike in Monroe. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, August 5 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Jude Church, 707 Monroe Turnpike. Burial will follow at St. John's Cemetery of Monroe.