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Wincenty Knapczyk

Wincenty Knapczyk

Wednesday, May 30th, 1923 - Wednesday, September 25th, 2019
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Wincenty Knapczyk, 96, passed away on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at The Veterans Affairs Medical Center in West Haven, CT. The oldest of seven children, he was born on May 30, 1923 in Baranovich, Poland to Franciszek and Jadwiga Knapczyk. On December 26, 1948, he married Helena Kubowicz in Nottingham, England. They bonded in their pride of attaining American citizenship; connection to their beloved Poland; and joy in spending time with family. Wincenty retired from Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford, CT in 1993.

Wincenty devoted his life to his family and to the Polish American Community. He was an honored and decorated World War II Veteran. In 1942, he joined the Polish Army under the command of General Wladslaw Anders and served in Iran, Iraq, Palestine, Egypt and on the front in Italy. After the war, he was a leader in both Polish Veteran and fraternal organizations. Most recently, he served as National Commander of the Polish Army Veterans of America. Among his many honors in the United States, Italy, England, and Poland was special audience with Pope Francis and being decorated with the Commander's Cross with the Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta by Poland’s president, Andrzy Duda.

Wincenty was a much-loved husband, father, grandfather (Dzaidzu), great grandfather, brother and uncle. His family will always remain proud of this kind, dedicated, honorable man.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 70 years, Helena (Kubowicz) Knapczyk, daughters Mary Skelly, Alicia Rominger, Donna Kelly, eight grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, one sister, two brothers, two son-in-laws, and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by cherished daughter, Hedy Robinsion.

Calling hours will take place on Friday, September 27, 2019 from 4 to 7pm in the Commerce Hill Radozycki Funeral Home, 4798 Main St. Bridgeport. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 8:30am at Wincenty’s parish, St. Michael the Archangel Church, 310 Pulaski Street, Bridgeport, followed by interment at The National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, 654 Ferry Rd, Doylestown, PA. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or a charity meaningful to you. For online condolences, order flowers and make a donation visit us at commercehillfh.com
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, September 27th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Friday, September 27th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Commerce Hill Funeral Home
    Address
    4798 Main St.
    Bridgeport, Connecticut 06606
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  • Service

    Saturday, September 28th, 2019 | 8:30am
    When
    Saturday, September 28th, 2019 8:30am
    Location
    St. Michael's Archangel Church
    Address
    310 Pulaski Street
    Bridgeport, Connecticut 06608
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    Officiant
    Fr. Stefan Morawski
  • Interment

    Saturday, September 28th, 2019 |
    When
    Saturday, September 28th, 2019
    Location
    Our Lady of Czestochowa Cemetery
    Address
    654 Ferry Road
    DOYLESTOWN, Pennsylvania 18901
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Polish & Slavic Federal Credit Union

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Rest In Peace. With deepest sympathy,
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Najszczersze kondolencje I wyrazy wspolczucia od calej rodziny Knapczyk z Osielca
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School of Polish Language and Heritage, Bridgeport

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