Edward J. Gorecki

edward gorecki

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 pm - 6:00 pm

Beecher & Bennett Funeral Service - Hamden
2300 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518


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  1. Our heartfelt love and sympathy are expressed to the Gorecki family for this devastating loss. May you rest in peace, Ed.
    Teresa & Frank Frattini

  2. Wishing you love to bring comfort, the courage to face the days ahead, and happy memories to forever hold in your hearts. And whatever you need, we are here.
    Jeff & Mary-Beth Price

  3. Dear Betsy and family. My heart goes out to all of you. Ed was such a wonderful person. Every time I was in his company he made me feel so welcomed. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. Love to all. Jo-Ann

  4. We are so sorry for the loss of a great husband and father, a friend to many, and a kind hearted, and gifted man. Love to the Gorecki family and friends who are in our hearts and prayers at this especially difficult and sad time. May he rest in Eternal Peace.
    Ellen, Regina & Mary Frattini

  5. Dear Betsy and family. I am so sorry for your loss. Ed was such a wonderful person. I am still in shock over this news and my thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Jo-Ann

  6. Gorecki Family we are sorry for the loss of such a special person in all your lives! we never met Eddie but if he is anything like his brother Paul he was one awesome man!

  7. Betsy & Family,

    I was so sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. He was such a wonderful guy. I hope you remember me from Glen Haven Road (think that is the right name). It has been 42 years. I still remember you and Janie living upstairs. Too many years have past. I am so sorry for your loss.

  8. My heart goes out to the entire family at this difficult and sad time.

    With sympathy,
    Diane Nichols

  9. Dear Betsy and family, Tom and I want to express our deepest sympathy to you all. I look out the window each morning and can’t believe he won’t be out there feeding the birds and squirrels. He will be missed by family, friends and many animals. In sympathy Karen & Tom

  10. Dear Betsy and family, Tom and I would like to express our deepest condolences to you. I look out the window each day in disbelief that I won’t see Ed feeding the birds and squirrels. He will be missed by family, friends, birds and l animals. Our deepest sympathy, Karen and Tom

  11. Ed was my elementary school classmate for 9 years, from kindergarten to 8th grade, at St. Stanislaus School on State St. in New Haven. and the Gorecki family lived on the street next to mine, so we always did things together, his parents and my parents were good friends also. Since 2007 we are living within a 1/4 mile of him in Hamden. I am sad that my friend has left the earth, when I leave it I hope to see him again.

  12. Betsy, Emily and family. Sending thoughts and condolences from the Baltayan family. May the many memories of all good times comfort you during this time.

  13. Dear Emily, My cousin Carol has spoken kindly about Edward through the years. Sending ✌️ ☮️ peace and love from Colorado. ❤️

  14. Betsy-My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Wishing you peace, comfort, courage, and lots of love at this time of sorrow. My heart goes out to you at this difficult time.

    Amy Boyce

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