Joseph Francis Perzanowski, devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, passed away peacefully at his home at the age of 91 on February 25, 2022. Born and raised in Rockville, CT, he married his high school sweetheart, Dorothy, and spent 71 wonderful years together. After high school graduation, he joined the Navy and served in the Korean War as a yeoman, first class on the USS Caloosahatchee. He was a longtime member of the Army Navy Club. He went on to graduate from Hillyer College and later received his master’s degree in education from Central Connecticut University. Joe was devoted to his career as an elementary school teacher. He was an active member of the Church of the Assumption and served as a Eucharistic minister. He was also a member of a small Christian community group that he cherished, along with his church family.
He is survived by his loving wife Dorothy, son Gary and wife Kathy of Rutland, VT, son Kevin of Manchester, CT, son Dale of Hartford, VT, and his sister-in-law Shirley Krasinski of Bridgewater, MA. He is also survived by his eight grandchildren; Sarah, Sam, Lauren, Kara, Dana, Kyle, Colton, and Sloane, who all loved him dearly. He was also blessed to have 14 great grandchildren.
At the family’s request there will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, March 5, 2022, at the Church of the Assumption, 27 Adams St. South, Manchester, CT. Burial will follow at St. Bernard Cemetery in Vernon, CT.
In remembrance of Joe, the family would appreciate a donation made to MACC charities, P.O. Box 3804, Manchester, CT 06045.