Jeffrey M. Partyka, age 55, of South Yarmouth, MA, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, in Florida. He was born in NYC, NY on January 21, 1957. Jeffrey was a son of the late Leo K. and Mildred Zasonska Partyka. He is survived by his partner, Charles Cassella; brother, Lee M. Partyka and his wife Robin of North Haven; nieces, Amy L. Partyka and Megen P. Dennis. Jeffrey will also be missed by Charles' extensive family in West Haven. Jeffrey was very active within his family's business, Partyka Chevrolet Inc. of Hamden and loved volunteer work. He spent many hours volunteering for Habitat for Humanity and Animal Welfare. Jeffrey was beloved by all who knew him and will be dearly missed. His Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Hamden, on Friday, May 25th at 10:00 AM. Burial will be private. Friends may visit with Jeffrey's family on Thursday evening at BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. In addition to his Connecticut Services, his family would also like to extend an invitation to attend a Celebration of Jeffrey's life on Sunday, May 27th from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM with a prayer service held at 2:00 PM in the HALLETT FUNERAL HOME, 273 Station Ave., So. Yarmouth, MA 02264. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jeffrey's memory may be sent to the ASPCA, (check made out to the ASPCA) to Linda Tiramani, 520 8th Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10018.

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  1. I have worked for the Partyka’s for 16 years,and working with Jeffrey was just a pleasure,always smiling,always helping others(myself included),I wish i could remember what it was about,but there was 1 day in particular that Jeffrey and I did nothing but laugh all day long (hysterically to the point of tears)…this is the memory of him i will always keep with me….He was a kind generous soul full of life,love and laughter….I am truly heartbroken over his passing,but god calls his servants when he needs them….Rest in Peace Jeffrey.. To the Partyka’s and also to Charlie,my heartfelt condolences go out to all of you.

  2. I wish I could be there with you all to celebrate your Uncle Jeffrey’s life. Good thoughts and wishes are being sent your way today and every day. I am so sorry for your loss; he is a wonderful man gone too soon.

  3. Lee Mike, Robin, Amy Lee & Meg, In ways we do not understand, our loved ones will be present in our lives forever. Something good will happen tomorrow or the day after. Keep the faith and love will lead you through this horrible pain. All my love, Lindsay

  4. For a number of years, Jeffrey volunteered weekly in our Habitat for Humanity office on Cape Cod. We always looked forward to his regular day with us. He had a big, fun, funny, generous-hearted presence …. Plus he did a ton of valuable volunteer work as part of our fundraising-data team. He was a volunteer we could really rely on. On behalf of Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod, I send our deep sympathies to his family and close friends. — Vicki Goldsmith (Exec Director)

  5. Lee Michael, Robin, Amy and Megan: My heartful condolences and prayers are with you all on Jeffrey’s passing. Love, Ellen

  6. Sending my deepest sympathy and remembering Jeffrey fondly as a friend from times past. We lost contact in latter years but we shared many fun times and he was a great man that will be missed!

  7. Dear Charlie, and all of Jeffrey’s family and friends, Please accept my most sincere condolences on such a tragic, premature loss. While I have long been disconnected from you in the immediate, I feel that our family connection had been so strongly forged, in our childhood, that I do sense the depth of your sadness. I am so sorry to have been unable to make it to the local services, but I do want you to know that many thoughts and prayers are with you all. May the support of your remaining loved ones comfort you as you move through this next phase of your earthly life. With sincere sympathy and love, Your cousin, Cathy

  8. Dear Lee Mike, Robin, Amy,and Megen, We are so sorry for your loss. As Jeffrey has found peace, we hope that you will be able to do so with time as well. Sincerely, Linda and Bill Lombardi North Haven, CT

  9. Dear Robin, Lee, Megen & Amy, Our thoughts and prayers are with you today. Love Kathy, Keith & Sheila

  10. My deepest and sincerest condolences to Jeffrey’s loving family and friends. It is so sad that such a promising and vibrant journey that was his life ended far too soon. John

  11. To my family and to all who knew and loved Jeffrey: may we find peace in knowing that he is now at peace. We can be comforted with memories of him and of the great joy he knew and shared with us on the Bass River. Love, Claudia

  12. Dear Charlie and family, I hope your memories of Jeffrey comfort you forever.My sincerest condolences to you and all who knew and loved Jeffrey. Cousin Karen DeRosa

  13. Jeffery was a wonderful man with a good heart. I knew him for only a short time, but I have kept him in my heart and prayers. I am terribly sorry for your loss. Love and Light, Anita H.

  14. Jeffrey worked in a volunteer position at the Front Desk at IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare)a few years ago and he always showed up smiling and with a wonderful helpful attitude. I am so sorry for your loss. He was a very nice man with a generous spirit.

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