Fred Sakovich, 87, of 90 Fenway Dr., Hamden died at his home on March 22, 2005. He was a life long resident of the New Haven area. He served in the U.S. Navy durning WW11 and was employed by the Connecticut Company as a trolley and bus driver for almost 40 years. He was also a official of the Amalagamated Transit Union. He was very active in the Whitneyville Congregational Church serving as a Deacon, Trustee and committe member durning the past 50 years. He is survived by his wife, Lola Frey Sakovich, two sons, Stuart and his wife, Judy Lewis of West Hartford, CT and Wayne of Newton, MA, two sisters, Vera Markitan of Bridgeport, CT and Sonya Brodrick of Danville, GA and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Albert Sakovich and Al Kuzim and four sisters, Dorothy Penkrat, Nettie Jetmar, Maria (Peggy) Niziolek and Olga Piper. Calling hours will be 9:30 a.m. preceding the funeral service on Wednesday, March 30, 2005 at 10 a.m. at the Whitneyville Congregational Church, 1253 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT. Interment will follow at Whitneyville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in memory of Fred Sakovich to the Whitneyville Congregational Church. Fred will be remembered for his kindness and his sence of humor. Arrangements in care of BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden.

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  1. Fred, You always knew how to put a smile on someone\’s face and a laugh in someone\’s heart. We\’ll miss you. Love Sandy and Paul

  2. My mother, Dorothy Sakovich Penkrat often mentioned her brother Freddy and what a nice guy he was. I\’ll always remember him as a very sweet uncle with a great sense of humor and I am so sorry that he passed away. We both offer our deepest sympathy. Donna and Mario Longobardi

  3. Uncle Freddy, my mother(Donna Irene Penkrat Longobardi), told me how funny you were and how you used to make people laugh. I am sure you will be missed by many.

  4. Uncle Freddy, We are going to miss you! I remember when I was little staying at my Grandmother Nettie\’s house in Hamden and we would sometimes take the bus into New Haven and you would sometimes be our bus driver. You would also take my mother Florence (the Nurse) to work via the bus. You were always so friendly and funny. Love, Mary (Jetmar) Egan

  5. We extend our heartfelt sympathies to you all over your loss. Uncle Freddie was a great man and will be remembered by us forever.

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