John Surdyka

Obituary of John Surdyka

John Surdyka, 65, passed away unexpectedly after a brief illness at his home on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. He was born in Hartford, CT on September 6, 1956. Son of the late John P. Surdyka and his mother, who survives him, Mary (Piacenta) Surdyka of Manchester.

He was educated in Hartford Catholic Schools, and he recently retired from the United States Postal Service, after completing 37 years of service at the Weston Street Branch. In his spare time, John enjoyed fishing, watching sports, and basking in the sun at Misquamicut Beach in the summer. By far his most favorite thing to do was to spend time with his grandchildren and watch them grow.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his sons, James Surdyka and his wife Sara of Manchester, Justin Surdyka of East Hartford, and also his three adored grandchildren; Julian, Joshua and Mila Surdyka all of Manchester. He also leaves behind his brother, Jay Surdyka of New Britain; his niece, Jenna Alvallero and her husband Orlando of CA; his nephew, Jason Boulanger of FL. He leaves his extended family and friends as well as Mary Surdyka’s special friend, Bill Lynn. He also leaves his former wife and caregiver, Tamira Surdyka of Manchester. John was also predeceased by his sister, Debra Barney in 2015; two uncles, Tony and Joey Piacenta; and two aunts, Adeline McGee and Rose Abruzzo.

Visiting hours will be on Thursday, June 2nd, 2022, from 4-7pm at John F. Tierney Funeral Home, 219 W. Center St., Manchester. Family and friends are asked to join on Friday, June 3rd, 2022 for his Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10am at Church of the Assumption, 27 Adams St. S., and Rite of Committal and Burial in East Cemetery, all in Manchester.


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Calling Hours

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, June 2, 2022
John F. Tierney Funeral Home
219 West Center Street
Manchester, Connecticut, United States

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am
Friday, June 3, 2022
Church of the Assumption
27 Adams Street South
Manchester, Connecticut, United States


East Cemetery
220 E. Center St
Manchester, Connecticut, United States
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