May 26, 1948 ~ June 19, 2008
Bernard John 'Bernie' Laskowski, 60, of Blackstone Village, Meriden, husband of Constance 'Connie' Ballhaussen Laskowski passed away suddenly at his home June 19, 2008. He was born May 26, 1948 in Newark, NJ a son of the late Edward P. and Leah (Slowinski) Laskowski. Bernie is a graduate of St. Vincent College in PA, the American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service in NYC and Cambridge College where he earned his Master's Degree. He was the founder of the Mortuary Science Program, at Briarwood College in Southington, CT 16 years ago, retiring in May 2008. Besides his wife Connie, Bernie is survived by a daughter Lee Laskowski of Mesa, AZ, two sons, Joseph and his wife Christine Laskowski of Wallingford, CT and Alex and his wife Sherlly Cortes of Southington, CT; four grandchildren Thomas, Michael and Daniel Laskowski and Gabriel Cortes; two sisters Regina Cuber of Manchester, NJ and Barbara Scurko and her husband Steve of Denville, NJ and a brother Rev. Norbert Laskowski of Rochelle Park, NJ. He was predeceased by a brother-in-law Edward Cuber. Funeral from Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden, CT, Tuesday, June 24, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. at St. Stanislaus Church, 82 Akron St., Meriden, CT. Burial will follow at St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Meriden. Relatives and friends may call at the Laskowski 'Union' Funeral Home, 1600 Stuyvesant Ave., Union, NJ on Sunday, June 22 from 2-5 p.m. and at the Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home on Monday, June 23 from 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers contributions in Bernie's memory may be made to the Bernard J. Laskowski Scholarship, Briarwood College, Att: Andrea Hanson, 2279 Mt.Vernon Rd., Southington, CT 06489.