Martin J TycienskiNovember 12, 1926 ~ January 6, 2018 (age 91)
Martin J. (Marty) Tycienski, of Torrington, CT, died on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, after a short illness. He was born on November 12, 1926 in Torrington to Stanley and Veronica (Bartosinski)Tycienski. He attended local schools, including Torrington High School, Class of 1944. He also attended Ohio Mechanics Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1946. He married Julia Langan Cooney in 1951, and they were together until her death in 1974. He was married to Barbara Oneglia Alvarez in 1982 until her death in 1991. For the last several years he enjoyed the companionship and friendship of Gladys Cerruto, who visited with him often, sharing stories and reminiscing.
He served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946, stationed at Fort Sampson in upstate New York, also serving aboard the USS Donner LSD-20. He worked at the Engineer Research and Development Laboratory at Ft. Belvoir, VA on projects for the U.S. Government, and worked for the Corps of Engineers in Iceland (1951-53). Marty worked for his brother, at Pete’s Steak and Lobster House in Winsted (1953). Early on he worked at the Torrington Company as a draftsman . Marty was also an inventor and obtained a patent for a high tension wire stripper, while working at Conn. Specialty Machine, in Winsted. He worked as a Manager at Danfield Thread, in Winsted, leaving in 1973, and returning from 1974-1981. He formed a business called Nichols Electric with a partner in Virginia Beach, and moved there for one year. Returning to Connecticut, he started working for Hemmingway and Bartlett in Watertown, and other consulting for the bobbin industry. He started a business called Tex-Xet. Then he finished his working career working for O&G Industries at the Bogue Road gravel facility until 2011.
He served as President of Kiwanis Club, was a member of the Winsted Elks, and Trustee of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Marty and his wife, Judy, enjoyed the sport of Curling and competed in many bonspiels in Norfolk, CT, New York, Massachusetts, and Canada. At age 85 Marty wrote his memoirs called “The Seven Lives of Marty Ty”, a copy of which is at the Torrington Historical Society.
He is survived by two daughters, Loretta (Gary) Giramonti of Stonington, Veronica (Mark) Magistrali, of Torrington, two step sons, Craig (Pam) Alvarez, of Harwinton, and Scott (Kristin) Alvarez of Burlington, grandchildren, Danielle Giramonti, Julia (Joseph) Lobe, Mark Philip Magistrali, Anita (James) Gerrard, Kristin (Jack) Thayer, Tyler Alvarez, Kyle and Lauren Alvarez, great-granddaughters, Alexandra and Tessa Lobe. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to express gratitude for the care and comfort provided by the doctors, nurses and staff of Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, 4th Floor, and his home caregivers, Ernie Baah, and Augustine Owusu Takyi, from Assisted Living Services, and Billy from Helping Hands.
A funeral Mass will be held Friday Jan 12, at 11:00 AM at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Harwinton. Friends may call at Church prior to the Mass from 10-11 AM
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Marty’s name to the Foothills VNA in Winsted, or Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Online memorials www.phalenfuneral.com