Frank Buddy' Hromadka

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Frank 'Buddy' Hromadka, 75, of Hamden, passed away at CT Hospice on November 6, 2015. Born November 22, 1939 in New Haven to the late Frank and Katherine Marchitto Hromadka. Husband of the late Janet Seely Hromadka. Buddy is survived by his children, Jennifer Hromadka of New Haven, James (Katherine) Hromadka of Hamden, Michael (Jill) Hromadka of Clinton, Erik 'Ricky' (Lisa) Hromadka of Simi Valley, CA and David Hromadka of Lakeland, FL; grandchildren, Ryan, Rachel, Dylan, Hannah, James, Luke, Layla, and Kylah Hromadka; and his companion, Elizabeth Luena of East Hampton. Buddy was the third generation owner and operator of H&H Radiator & Auto Body Shop in Hamden. He was a member of the Hamden Fish & Game and former member of the Hamden Elks and the Knights of Columbus. He was also a founding member of the Hamden Wine Club. He was a supportive father and grandfather and will be missed by all who knew him. Friends are invited to visit with his family on Tuesday, November 10th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden. A Funeral Service celebrating Buddy's life will take place on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. in the funeral home, followed by a burial in All Saints Cemetery.

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  1. So sorry to hear of Buddy’s passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. He will be missed.

    Amanda Palmieri Linski

  2. When I think of Buddy, I think of cars, fast cars and he had the fastest metal on the streets of Hamden..1958 Chevy.. perked up! 1957s were hot but Buddy’s ’68 was up to the task against the short stroke ’57s. My uncle was Joe Hromadka Captn of the HFD and Buddy’s uncle, married to my aunt Deede Cavazuti, (sister of my mother, Jennie). The Zucchi’s lived on Dixwell down the block from Charlie Crook’s Drug store where all of us hung out. Sorry to hear this sad news… our group of hommies is getting smaller but we are left with fond memories. My sincere condolences to Buddy’s family…Dan Zucchi

  3. Red convertible, black Impala, Dairy Queen after school. I was introduced to Buddy by Mary Ann and Walt Heashe when I was in Jr. High. Everybody loved Buddy, including me!

    My condolences to his family.

  4. Buddy and I were Homeroom classmates and I have never forgotten his kindness. While I was in Hamden for a class reunion a few years ago I started talking to a stranger in the Home Depot parking lot. He turned out to be friends with Buddy, called him on the spot, and Buddy just happened to be driving by. We had such a wonderful time talking about our happy memories. I only saw him a few time after that, during my visits to CT.. When my brother passed away a few years later Buddy was there for me. I will never forget him. May he rest in Peace. Sandra Hart Makuaole

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