John Joseph Jurkiewicz, 93, beloved husband of 67 years to Virginia Menasian Jurkiewicz, of Hamden passed away peacefully July 31, 2010. He was born in New Haven December 22, 1916 a son of the late Martin and Amelia Judnyak Jurkiewicz, and resided in Hamden since 1983. John graduated from Hillhouse H.S. in 1936 and proudly served in the US Army during WW II as a 2nd Lieutenant with the 10th Mountain Div. He was co-owner of the Menasian Rug Co. of New Haven, a member of the Hamden Plains United Methodist Church, and the Hamden Elks B.P.O.E. # 2224. In addition to his wife he is survived by his sons, David (Beverly) Jurkiewicz of Hamden, John (Michele) Jurkiewicz of Meriden, 2 grandsons Michael (Danielle) Jurkiewicz of Guilford, Gregg (Jennifer) Jurkiewicz of Belmont, MA., a great-grandson, Aaron David Jurkiewicz of Belmont, MA. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Mr. Jurkiewicz was predeceased by 2 sisters Mary Gawlowicz, Stephanie Owen, and 4 brothers, Walter, Stanley, Nicholas, and Edward Jurkiewicz. Friends may visit with his family at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 WHITNEY AVE., HAMDEN Wednesday, August 4, from 4-7 p.m. Funeral service will be Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Hamden Plains United Methodist Church. Interment with military honors will follow in Beaverdale Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers contributions in his memory may be sent to the Hamden Plains United Methodist Church, 15 Church St. Hamden, CT 06514, or to the Hamden B.P.O.E. # 2224, 175 School St. Hamden, CT 06518.

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  1. Ginny: Our heartfelt condolences to you, your sons David and John and to their families. John will be greatly missed by all.

  2. uncle juda, you will be missed by all of us. now it is up to the three cousins to keep the family together. love always, the carolla’s, addona’s and cushmans.

  3. Hi Dave and Bev, I am so sorry to hear about John. Faith told me the news but I was out of town and could not attend the wake. I know you have such a loving family that you have all the support you need to deal with this loss. I have wonderful memories of John and Virginia that I will never forget. Thinking of you, John

  4. Hi John, Was doing some google-ing trying to find you and stumbled upon your father’s obituary. My condolences and I know that you miss him dearly but 93 is pretty good Do you still have your mom? I can remember like yesterday when we first met in 1967 in 214? Hughes Hall. Your parents took us to lunch, Howard Johnsons I think, and I remember thinking what nice people they were, much like my own parents. It wasn’t until I met you in person that I stopped thinking that someone was playing a trick on me. I get the letter saying your 2 roommates are Jurkiewicz and Himmelfarb. I thought what, wait a minute. I am Murray. Plain simple 6 letters Irish name Murray. Why did I deserve Jurkiewicz and Himmelfarb. And the rest they say is history. Hope all is well with you and Michelle. Write back when you can Regards, Jay

  5. Hi John, Was doing some google-ing trying to find you and stumbled upon your father’s obituary. My condolences and I know that you miss him dearly but 93 is pretty good Do you still have your mom? I can remember like yesterday when we first met in 1967 in 214? Hughes Hall. Your parents took us to lunch, Howard Johnsons I think, and I remember thinking what nice people they were, much like my own parents. It wasn’t until I met you in person that I stopped thinking that someone was playing a trick on me. I get the letter saying your 2 roommates are Jurkiewicz and Himmelfarb. I thought what, wait a minute. I am Murray. Plain simple 6 letters Irish name Murray. Why did I deserve Jurkiewicz and Himmelfarb. And the rest they say is history. Hope all is well with you and Michelle. Write back when you can Regards, Jay

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