Peter Gordon Zajac, 89,a long time Torrington and Goshen resident passed away on Thursday, October 24th, at UCONN Medical Center, Farmington, surrounded by family and friends..
He was the husband of 46 years to Emily Bouthillier Zajac who died in 2006. Peter was born in Torrington, on June 22, 1930, a son of the late Catherine (Novajosky) and Steven Zajac. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a SGT in the Korean War. He worked as a carpenter in the Union for many years and then for the S.Carpenter Construction Co. in Bristol for many more years , prior to his retirement. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and working in his garden and workshop, as well as spending time with his family.
Peter is survived by a daughter, Darlene Gerace and husband Michael of Granby and
a son,Dwayne Zajac and wife Catherine of Plantsville, and grandchildren Matthew and Jessica Gerace and Caitlin Zajac, sister in law Alma Poulin and husband Steve and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by brothers Edward, Paul, and John Zajac, and sisters Mary Hanecak and Sophie Dziedzic.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, November 2nd at Phalen Funeral Home in Torrington with burial with Military Honors following at Hillside Cemetery. Friends may call prior to the service from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM on Saturday. online memorials www.phalenfuneral.com
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