December 9, 1952 ~ April 19, 2022
Born in: New Haven, CT
Resided in: Hamden, CT
Edward James Gorecki of Hamden passed away on April 19, 2022. He was born on December 9, 1952 to Emily and John Gorecki in New Haven, CT.
Ed was a lover of the outdoors, living an active lifestyle and was an avid organic vegetable and flower gardener. He enjoyed cooking for his family and friends and was a lifelong musician, composing and performing his own music. For the last fifteen years Ed was a handyman and helper to the elderly. His final act of giving was organ and tissue donation through the non-profit New England Donor Services.
Ed is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 42 years, Betsy (Dabakis) Gorecki. Together they enjoyed daily walks, weekend day trips, peaceful hours on the screened porch, and a love of the beach. He is also survived by his cherished daughters and sons-in-law Melissa Lundquist (Erik) and Emily Gorecki (Charlie Frattini), brother Paul Gorecki (Carol), sister-in-law Cathy Dabakis and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. And not to be forgotten were his grand-pups, who fondly knew him as “Man-Dog.”
A celebration of life will be hosted at Beecher and Bennett Funeral Home in Hamden, CT on Saturday April 23, 2022 from 2 to 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the GoFundMe account for continued support for Ed’s son-in-law, Charlie Frattini: https://www.gofundme.com/f/charlie-frattini-needs-your-help
Visitation: April 23, 2022 2:00 - 6:00 pm
Beecher & Bennett Funeral Service - Hamden
2300 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518